Mars

NASA Is Working on an Ultra-Realistic Virtual Reality Game "Mars 2030"

Between finding water on Mars and their partnership with The Martian, which basically serves as an hour-and-a-half-long commercial for...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 25 February 2016 - 10:22AM

An Astronaut's Guide to Mars - Ordnance Survey Releases Detailed Red Planet Map Online

Not content with making detailed maps of our own planet, renowned British mapping agency Ordnance Survey has just it's first map of...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 15 February 2016 - 2:43PM

NASA's InSight Mars Lander Mission Might Be Scrapped Next Month

The planned launch of the InSight Mars lander has already been delayed, and sometime next month, NASA will decide whether the launch...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 1:59PM

NASA's New Travel Posters Detail the Beautiful Potential of Space Tourism

What will the future of space travel look like? That was the question NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory put to two designers who have...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 11:45AM

Elon Musk on the Science of a Martian Hyperloop

Elon Musk's vision of a hyperloop is slowly but surely becoming a reality, but even though we don't actually have one on Earth yet,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 08 February 2016 - 1:55PM

Congress Tears Apart NASA's Journey to Mars: "We Do Not Have a Planned Strategy"

Congress just positively ripped apart NASA's plans for a Journey to Mars, criticizing their lack of a concrete plan with achievable...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 04 February 2016 - 3:28PM

Late Sleepers Are Better Suited to Be Mars Astronauts

If you're constantly pressing the "snooze" button or are reluctant to get out of bed before noon, it turns out there might be an...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 25 January 2016 - 2:39PM

The Year in Science: The Defining Scientific Achievements of 2015

This year was a huge year for science, especially with regard to achievements in space exploration. NASA seems to be making strides...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 - 12:43PM

Elon Musk Thinks World War III Could Prevent a Mission to Mars

A mission to Mars has been the white whale of space exploration for years now, and with the discovery of water on Mars and the...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 December 2015 - 4:01PM

NASA Tells Five-Year-Old How Much It Would Cost to Send a Letter to Mars

While other children are trying to send letters to Santa, five-year-old Oliver Geddings is trying to send a letter to Mars. Geddings,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 07 December 2015 - 4:13PM

How The Martian Realistically Depicted Mars and Space Travel

The Martian was a huge commercial and critical hit, satisfying fans of Andy Weir's immensely popular novel and even getting Oscar buzz...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 - 10:17AM

Destruction of Mars's Moon Could Lead to Saturn-Like Rings

Earlier this month, NASA reported that Mars's moon Phobos is gradually falling apart. Now, scientists from UC Berkeley have calculated...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 November 2015 - 2:40PM

NASA Just Gave Two Humanoid Robots to MIT and Northeastern University

Meet the astronaut of the future, Valkyrie I (or R5 as NASA calls it).NASA just gave one robot each to MIT and Northeastern University...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 21 November 2015 - 12:07PM

Planetary Society Co-Founder Says Humans Will Settle Mars, But That Will Be the Last Stop for Space Exploration

The Mission to Mars is at the forefront of everyone's minds in terms of human spaceflight and space colonization, but since we're...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 13 November 2015 - 1:15PM

Yesterday's NASA Announcement Dealt a Big Blow to our Hopes of Terraforming Mars

Yesterday, NASA revealed that they had all but solved the mystery of what happened to all the water on Mars, but while that was good...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 06 November 2015 - 1:04PM

NASA Discovers What Happened to All the Water on Mars

Water might be present on Mars right now, but billions of years ago the Red Planet was a very, very different place to the barren...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 05 November 2015 - 5:08PM

Scientists Weigh in on Whether Mark Watney's Martian Farming Would Really Work

In the highly popular and acclaimed new movie The Martian, based on the novel by Andy Weir, protagonist Mark Watney is forced to grow...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 3:57PM

Modified Plasma Engine Could Get Humans to Mars on 100 Million Times Less Fuel

Although conventional chemical rocket thrusters could technically get us all the way to Mars, they need to burn fuel in order to run,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 11:04AM

Russia Is Training Monkeys to Man a Mission to Mars in Two Years

We haven't yet succeeded in sending a human to Mars, so maybe another species would have better luck. Russia is currently training...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 - 10:05AM

How to Watch This Week's Rare Venus-Jupiter-Mars Conjunction

This week, Venus, Jupiter, and Mars will come together in a close encounter that will be bright enough to see without the use of a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 11:13AM