Asian Scientist Magazine’s May 2021 Roundup

From ancient Indonesian caves to the unexplored Martian terrain, Asia’s scientists are making discoveries with vast implications for our world and beyond.

Zhurong Rover Takes China To Mars

As China’s first rover on Mars, Zhurong is set to probe the Red Planet’s magnetic field and search for subsurface water, making its mark in a new era of space voyages.

World’s Oldest Fossils Reveal Life On Earth As Early As 3.7 Billion Years Ago

The discovery of the world's oldest fossils reveals that diverse life forms thrived on Earth 3.7 billion years ago.

The China Space Friends Club

The US refuses to collaborate with China on space missions, but no matter: the Asian powerhouse has the rest of the world in its corner.

Mars’ Two Moons Arrived With A Bang

From 3D simulations, researchers have shown that the two Martian satellites, Phobos and Deimos, could have formed from a giant impact.

India’s Mars Mission Cue For Third World

India's successful Mars mission suggests the way forward for other developing countries hoping to go to space.

Cities Are the Future Of India’s Higher Education

Professor Pushkar of BITS Pilani-Goa discusses the importance of building new universities in cities to raise the quality of higher education in India.

Indian Mars Mission Beats Neighbors, Sniffs For Methane

Last Tuesday, the Indian space agency launched a mission to Mars in order to place a satellite into orbit around that planet.

India’s Mangalyaan Mission To Head To Mars In November 2013

India is all set for its maiden November 2013 launch, said top space official, Professor U. R. Rao of the Physical Research Laboratory.

Australia’s Opal-Rich Red Center Shows Similar Geology To Red Planet

The dramatic geological events that created opal, Australia's national gemstone, have also been described at the surface of Mars.