Mars

The secret to Mars’ past warmth could be beneath Curiosity’s wheels

Minerals forming in ancient lake bottom could have boosted greenhouse effect. Mars is mostly a red pile of mysteries. In…

SpaceX is searching for BFR landing sites for early 2020s Mars missions

SpaceX Principal Mars Development Engineer Paul Wooster gave a surprise talk at a February 2018 meeting of the Mars Exploration Program…

Sorry, Elon Musk: NASA says plans to terraform Mars won’t work

Making Mars habitable has been a staple of science fiction, which is where scientists say it will have to…

NASA reveals winners of 3D-printed mars habitat competition

NASA has selected the five winning designs in the latest stage of its 3D-printed habitat competition, including a pod inspired…

Mars has tons of newly discovered water in a 12-mile-wide reservoir

Buried under an ice cap, the water is so deep scientists couldn’t probe to the bottom.

Mars is on its way closer to Earth — and you can see it for yourself

The last time the Red Planet got this close was back in 2003 If you’ve taken a look at…

Former astronaut criticizes lunar gateway plans

WASHINGTON — A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue…

NASA’s Opportunity rover is sleeping through a massive dust storm on Mars

The storm appeared on June 1—a haze of dust kicked up by winds blowing across…

Finally, scientists have found intriguing organic molecules on Mars

The finding has significant implications for whether life once existed on Mars. After more than four decades of searching for…

A ‘Mars on Earth’ Helps Scientists with Their Search for Alien Life

Scientists are using alien environments on Earth to improve our abilities to

Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA’s Next Red Planet Rover Mission

NASA is sending a helicopter to

NASA launches InSight spacecraft bound for Mars

Lander will be tracked by mini satellites before it begins probing red planet’s ‘inner space’

NASA’s Launching a Lander That Will Dig on Mars

Mars InSight will be the first

Heat Shield for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Cracks During Test

The heat shield for NASA’s…

The Little Rover That Could

NASA’s Opportunity rover is the longest surviving rover on Mars. On Saturday, February 17, it experienced…

Waste Not! Future Astronauts Might Turn Feces Into Food

Penn State researchers have developed a method for breaking down human waste and turning it into a

Meet the BFR, SpaceX’s next big rocket

Spacecraft could put Mars within reach, according to CEO

Space Fever in Astronauts Could Jeopardize Landing on Mars

Astronauts in space suffer from persistently elevated body temperature, which can reach up…

NASA Is Considering Sending a “Dragonfly” Drone to an Alien World

With its vast oceans and methane-filled rivers and lakes, Titan is a prime candidate for the

Where did Mars’ water go? Maybe into the planet’s interior

Lots lost to space, but Mars’ rocks might have done something Earth’s didn’t. Part of our fascination with cold-and-dry Mars…

What NASA’s simulated missions tell us about the need for Martian law

Six people recently returned from an eight-month long isolation experiment to test human endurance for long-term space missions. Their “journey…

SpaceX will use the first Falcon Heavy to send a Tesla Roadster to Mars, Elon Musk says

Interplanetary corporate synergy at its finest Always willing to up the stakes of an already difficult situation,…

NASA’s Next Mars Lander Passes Big Test Ahead of May 2018 Launch

LITTLETON, Colo. — NASA’s next Mars lander just passed a big test ahead of its planned May 2018 launch. The…

The atmosphere of Mars is approximately 96 percent carbon dioxide, but new research suggests that oxygen could be generated through plasma technology. NASA/JPL-Caltech SPACE Oxygen From Plasma Could Help Astronauts Breathe on Mars Developing a supply of oxygen on the Red Planet would help sustain a human colony on Mars — and generating it from plasma could be the answer.

Oxygen From Plasma Could Help Astronauts Breathe on Mars

Developing a supply of oxygen on the Red Planet would help sustain a human

Mars Rover Curiosity Tests Rock Drill After 10-Month Wait

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is making strides toward bringing its rock-boring drill back online. On Oct. 17, Curiosity pressed its…

Meltwater From Glaciers May Have Flowed on Ancient Mars

A study suggests that past temperatures on Mars could…

What’s in a Name? SpaceX’s ‘BFR’ Mars Rocket Acronym Explained

You don’t have to lie when talking to your kids about SpaceX’s 

Methane Bursts May Have Helped Water Flow on Ancient Mars

Methane under the surface of Mars could have warmed…

Water Ice Mystery Found at Martian Equator

A new examination of old data suggests that there might be ice hiding in

Elon Musk: Rockets will fly people from city to city in minutes

People will soon be able to fly from city to city within minutes, rocket and car entrepreneur

How we’ll nap our way to Mars

This is what real suspended animation will look like. Imagine a road trip that lasts six months—no pit stops, black…

Next-Gen Mars Rover Will Explore Potentially Habitable Regions of the Red Planet

The European Space Agency’s ExoMars rover will survey, drill, and take pictures of areas where ancient microbes may have…

NASA proposes rapid Mars sample return architecture

WASHINGTON — NASA is studying a “lean” architecture for

ASA Has Big Plans for AI on Mars and Beyond

Imagine an interstellar probe where the spacecraft can pick its own…

Finding Extraterrestrial Life May Rely on Identifying Traces Rather Than Aliens

Taking inspiration from the work of Leonardo da Vinci, a new paper suggests focusing on how to look for…

The surface of Mars is probably too toxic for bacteria to survive

But the search for life on the red planet isn’t over yet. Mars is…

Mars was probably habitable for longer than we thought

It was warm and wet right around the time life got its start on

Mars May Have Been Born in the Asteroid Belt

Research suggests that gravitational interactions forced Mars out of the asteroid…

Stephen Hawking says we have 100 years to colonize a new planet—or die. Could we do it?

Here’s what it would take to survive this particular doomsday prophecy Stephen…

What it would actually take to get to Mars by 2020

Today, during a phone call with astronaut Peggy…

Red Planet versus Dead Planet: Scientists Debate Next Destination for Astronauts in Space

Nearly a half-century after humans voyaged to the moon, NASA and private U.S. companies are once again setting…

Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis

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How Effectively Can We Protect Astronauts From Cosmic Radiations On Mars?

How Effectively Can We Protect Astronauts From Cosmic Radiations On Mars? On a day to day…

The Curiosity Mars rover’s wheels are starting to break

Not even space robots are immune to the effects of old age Since August of 2012, NASA’s Curiosity Rover has…

SpaceX studying landing sites for Mars missions

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — SpaceX has been working with NASA to identify potential landing sites on Mars for both…

Colonizing Mars Will Depend on Low-Tech Know-How

When humans arrive at the Red Planet, their success and survival will require adapting to local conditions and making…

Countdown to Mars

A look at the Mission’s fascinating numbers $300 billion Emirate Mars Mission is the anchor project…

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Three Steps to Mars.

Hello again. Last time out, we reminded ourselves of the increasing fascination the scientific community has with…

Martian Meteorites Could Reveal That the Red Planet Was Wetter Than We Thought

Researchers simulated conditions that occur when a piece of the planet is ejected into space, and their findings could…

The United Arab Emirates wants to build a city on Mars

A little more than 40 years ago, Dubai was a tiny pearl-fishing village lined with dirt roads….

NASA’s Rover Curiosity Reveals Something Weird About Mars’ Ancient Atmosphere

The mystery of how Mars could have once had water flowing on its…

Sending Mars Rovers on a ‘Walkabout’ Could Boost Their Science Output

Rovers have limited time on Mars, so to optimize the science returns,…

NASA’s Curiosity finds new water evidence in possible cracked mud

If true, it’ll be the first mud confirmed by the rover.

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Mars

Hello again. Last time out, we reminded ourselves of the awesome majesty that surrounds us each and every…

This Is Earth and the Moon as Seen From Mars

From a distance of about 127 million miles, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter looks back at our home world. There have…

Spacecraft ‘Sees’ the Mysteries Buried Under the Polar Ice Caps of Mars

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has used its radar to reveal previously unknown structures hidden below the Red Planet’s polar…

Where to Land on Mars: NASA Makes Progress in Quest for 2020 Rover Site

While it’s always difficult to choose just one best landing site on Mars, NASA officials say they have made…

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission Has a Methane Problem

The methane-detecting instrument aboard the ISRO MOM spacecraft has been re-purposed after NASA scientists uncovered a design flaw. More than…

Massive Ice Reservoir on Mars Could Keep Settlers Alive

The subsurface supply of ice covers an area bigger than the state of New Mexico and could be tapped…

Here’s How Extraterrestrial Farming Will Work on Mars

Landing humans on Mars would be a momentous event in human history. To live beyond Earth’s biosphere is a…

Ridley Scott brings ‘The Martian’ to VR for PlayStation VR and HTC Vive

Matt Damon’s experience taming the wilds of Mars in the The Martian are now available to all, thanks…

ExoMars: Searching for Life on Mars

The European Space Agency and Roscosmos’ ExoMars program is sending a series of spacecraft to Mars to find out…

NASA: Students Design Space Habitation Systems for ‘Journey to Mars’ Crew

Students have created prototypes of space habitation systems for astronauts on the “Journey to Mars.” The prototypes were built by…

Elon Musk says we’re going to Mars, and we’re bringing tunneling droids

In September, at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk revealed a…

NEW NASA PHOTOS SHOW EXOMARS LANDER MAY HAVE EXPLODED ON IMPACT

When an object traveling through space encounters a planet, what survives of that encounter usually leaves a mark. This…

Europe’s ExoMars successfully inserted into Mars orbit, but lander may be lost

DARMSTADT, Germany — The European Space Agency on Oct. 19 successfully placed its Trace Gas Orbiter satellite…

WHERE TO WATCH THE EXOMARS LANDING ATTEMPT

COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6AM EASTERN, BUT TUNE IN AT 10:40AM FOR THE “SIX MINUTES OF TERROR” If all goes well,…

How SpaceX’s New Raptor Engine Will Get Us to Mars

Before Elon Musk walked on to the stage at the 67th annual International Astronautical Congress to declare exactly

ELON MUSK’S PLAN TO COLONIZE MARS GIVES US THE SCI-FI FUTURE WE CRAVE

NOW LET’S SEE IF HE CAN MAKE IT REALITY In Mexico yestreday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk…

Going to Mars Could Mess Up the Hunt for Alien Life

Elon Musk wants to send humans to the red planet. But even our…

SpaceX test-fires the engines that could take humans to Mars

SpaceX has conducted its first firing test of its

NEW EXHIBIT USES AUGMENTED REALITY TO SEND YOU TO MARS

Earlier this summer, a busload of kids used virtual reality to take…

(Mock) Mars Mission Comes to (Mock) Tragic End Thanks to (Real) Fire

The brave men and women living in a (mock) Martian base (in Utah), have met a (mock) brutal and…

China unveils 2020 Mars mission probe and rover

China has given the world a first glimpse of its design for…

SPACEX HAS STARTED TESTING THE ROCKET ENGINE FOR ITS MARS COLONIAL TRANSPORTER

SpaceX appears to have taken a significant step forward with the development of a…

Five of the Most Prominent Proposed Mars Mission

Mars One: this non-profit organization wants to establish a colony on the 

Unexpected discovery on Mars may revolutionize planet’s history

Scientists have come across tridymite, a fully unexpected mineral recently found…

SHOULD WE SEARCH FOR LIFE ON MARS BEFORE SENDING ASTRONAUTS?

Mars has water. Not just ice and snow, but liquid, flowing water….

NASA enlists the United Arab Emirates’ help for mission to Mars

NASA has signed a new agreement to work with the

Life on Mars Will Have a Harder Time Hiding from NASA’s New Rover

Go ahead and pencil in February 18, 2021 on your calendars, because that’s when NASA’s next Mars rover is…

NASA WANTS NEW DESIGNS FOR WAYS WE COULD LIVE IN DEEP SPACE

How will humans live on Mars? Well, NASA’s not really sure yet, but if you’ve got any ideas you…

HOW FUNGUS AND SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY COULD SAVE ASTRONAUTS ON MARS

Clay Wang brought his kids to the California Space Center a few years ago to show them the Space…

European Space Agency’s ExoMars successfully starts its journey to the red planet

The first phase of ExoMars, an uncrewed Mars mission from the…

ExoMars Mission Launches On Monday To Search For Signs Of Life On Mars

European Space Agency’s long-awaited astrobiology project is set to take off Could…

Fate of NASA’s InSight Mars mission to be decided soon

NASA is close to deciding whether to spend an extra $150 million to send the InSight lander to Mars…

NASA decision on InSight Mars lander’s future expected soon

WASHINGTON — NASA could make a decision within a week on the…

Reaching Mars in a few days? It’s possible, NASA video says

A new video released by the space agency discusses the possibility of speeding up our missions to other worlds…

TED 2016: HoloLens unveils ‘teleportation’ to Mars

HoloLens creator Alex Kipman has shown off Microsoft’s augmented reality

NASA rover ‘snaps ancient burial site on Mars’ sending alien hunters into a flap

ALIEN hunters are hoping that what they claim looks like a sarcophagus on the…

NASA Plans To Walk On Mars As Lander Breaks, Budget Cut

For the first time in four years, a new class of astronauts is being hired at

NASA: ‘Help Wanted’ for Future Mission to Mars

NASA has put out the word — it’s hiring the next generation of…

NASA to Decide Fate of Troubled Mars Lander Next Month

NASA will decide soon whether a

The Moon or Mars? NASA Must Pick 1 Goal for Astronauts, Experts Tell Congress

NASA can’t afford to put

Congressional committee says NASA’s Mars mission is in critical need of a plan

At a special hearing today, members of the House

Curiosity rover snaps selfie on Mars

From red carpets to shopping malls to

Elon Musk Ready To Announce Mars Plans This Fall

SpaceX’s Mars ambitions have been no secret, but the company has never laid out a formalized plan….

Is there life on Mars? It’s not likely, say scientists, after four-year experiment in Earth’s coldest place

Scientists use drill designed for Red Planet‘s permafrost to discover ‘cold…

NASA’s Not Ready to Go to Mars, Panel Finds

The new annual report from the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an external advisory group that makes safety…

These Are NASA’s ‘Spiders’ on Mars

David Bowie will live on in space, but his lyrics are…

NASA suddenly postpones upcoming Mars mission

NASA had to postpone the launch of their next

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