Mars

NASA Discovers the Reason for Curiosity's Sudden Glitch

Over Fourth of July weekend, Curiosity had a sudden error and unexpectedly entered "safe mode." Now, NASA has discovered the reason...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 - 1:38PM

The Curiosity Rover Unexpectedly Goes Into "Safe Mode"

Over Fourth of July weekend, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover went into a precautionary stand-down, for reasons still unknown. The rover...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 08 July 2016 - 11:28AM

Mars' Moons Might Have Formed from a Massive Asteroid Impact

Mars' moons, Phobos and Deimos, have long been thought to be asteroids captured by the planet's gravitational pull. Now, researchers...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 - 5:45PM

How Star Trek Is Inspiring NASA's Journey to Mars

Star Trek has predicted and inspired countless modern technologies, notably the cell phone, the tablet, and (possibly) portable...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 03 July 2016 - 11:05AM

Watch: NASA's SLS Rocket Booster Passes Major Milestone in Journey to Mars

NASA's SLS is the most powerful rocket system ever built, and is possibly our best shot at getting to Mars in the next decade or so....

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 - 3:28PM

Plants Grown in Mars-Simulated Soil Are Safe to Eat

We've just scienced the sh*t out of this. After a few failed attempts, scientists have officially pulled a Mark Watney and grown...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 24 June 2016 - 2:35PM

NASA Aims to Predict Dust Storms on Mars

NASA really, really wants to avoid a real-life Mark Watney situation. We haven't even figured out how to land a manned mission on Mars...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 - 10:05AM

NASA's New Recruitment Posters Want YOU to Go to Mars

NASA has been highly publicizing their Journey to Mars for several years now, and between social media tie-ins and plenty of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 3:11PM

Watch: NASA's BEAM Module Inflates to Full Size on International Space Station

NASA is one step closer to creating a habitat for humans on the Moon or Mars, as their BEAM module has successfully inflated to its...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 - 5:25PM

Mars Is Emerging from an Ice Age Into a "Warm Phase"

Earth isn't the only planet currently undergoing climate change. According to a new study, the Red Planet emerged from an ice age...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 26 May 2016 - 3:34PM

Lockheed Martin Unveils Plans to Put Humans in Mars Orbit Within 12 Years

If it was a space race that got humans onto the Moon, it could be that something similar might see humans reach the Red Planet. Mars...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 23 May 2016 - 12:02PM

NASA Invests in Cryosleep Pods, Interstellar Flight, and More

NASA has just selected eight cutting-edge projects to receive Phase II funding from their Innovative Advanced Concepts...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 16 May 2016 - 1:48PM

On May 30, Mars Will Come Closer to Earth Than It's Been for Over a Decade

On May 30, Mars will come 46.8 million miles from Earth, which will be the closest the two bodies have been since 2005. The Red...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - 12:55PM

NASA Detects Oxygen in Mars' Atmosphere

NASA has just discovered oxygen in the Martian atmosphere, using an instrument onboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - 10:30AM

Curiosity Explores the Red Planet's Rugged Terrain in Latest Mars Image

NASA's Curiosity rover is about to complete one of its greatest obstacles yet, as it has nearly crossed Mars' Naukluft Plateau,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 12:21PM

SpaceX Announces Mars Mission in 2018

After much teasing, SpaceX has officially announced that they're sending their Dragon spacecraft to Mars in 2018: Planning to send...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 - 12:40PM

NASA Fellow Invents a Space Gardening Robot that Can Grow Fruits and Vegetables on Mars

Are we getting closer to being able to sustain a human colony on Mars? MIT engineering student and NASA fellow Heather Hava has just...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 - 1:41PM

Stephen Hawking's Nanocrafts Could Reach Mars in 30 Minutes

Stephen Hawking just announced Breakthrough Starshot, an initiative funded by billionaire Yuri Milner to build tiny, light-powered...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 15 April 2016 - 12:27PM

NASA Says "Mars Matters" for the Future of Space Exploration

NASA's Journey to Mars has faced some criticism as of late, but when NASA Chief and former astronaut Charles Bolden addressed the...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 - 2:35PM

Mars Basin Could Be Hiding an Ancient Biosphere

Astrobiologists might have discovered the best place to look for alien life on Mars, in the form of a region called the Argyre basin,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 - 12:32PM