Martian

June 2, 2017

Mars was probably habitable for longer than we thought

It was warm and wet right around the time life got its start on Earth. In ancient times, Gale Crater rippled with the fresh, blue water […]
September 25, 2016

How science fiction has imagined colonizing our solar system and beyond

Next week, Elon Musk is slated to make a big announcement about SpaceX’s most ambitious goal to date: the colonization of Mars. Musk has never shied away from […]
June 13, 2016

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

NASA has signed a new agreement to work with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on space exploration. The agency has agreed to share everything from scientific […]
February 11, 2016

NASA to Decide Fate of Troubled Mars Lander Next Month

NASA will decide soon whether a Mars lander that was supposed to launch next month will ever get off the ground. NASA announced in December that […]
December 31, 2015

USPS gets geeky with Star Trek and NASA stamps

Trekkies rejoice. The United States Postal Service unveiled its 2016 line-up of stamps on Wednesday. A highlight of the group is a set of four Star […]
December 22, 2015

NASA wants to grow potatoes on Mars

In Ridley Scott‘s science fiction drama The Martian, Matt Damon’s character plays a botanist who discovers how to grow potatoes on the Red Planet. Now, scientists […]
November 29, 2015

Ridley Scott reveals new ‘complex’ Alien prequel triology was inspired by Star Wars

Ridley Scott has revealed more details about his three upcoming Alien prequels – and explained that Star Wars made him keen to do sequels for the first […]
October 28, 2015

WATCH LIVE: NASA Astronauts Taking Spacewalk Outside ISS

From NASA: “U.S. astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren will venture outside the space station’s Quest airlock on Wednesday, Oct. 28 to perform a spacewalk in support […]
October 1, 2015

Mars in the movies: The 6 best films set on the Red Planet

In Ridley Scott’s new movie The Martian, Matt Damon’s marooned astronaut cobbles together a contraption to make the water he needs to survive on the barren […]