Mars

Mars One Facing Problems, May Be Delayed for at Least Two Years

Mars One recently announced their decision to narrow down their shortlist to 100 hopefuls, but they may not want to strap on their...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 February 2015 - 12:21PM

Mars One Narrows Down to 100 Hopefuls - Meet Some of the Fascinating Finalists

Mars One has narrowed down the shortlist to 100 hopefuls for their planned one-way trip to Mars. Twenty-four of these applicants will...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - 1:24PM

Mysterious Plumes on Mars May Be Extraterrestrial Auroras

Amateur astronomers have reported sightings of strange, plume-like features on Mars on two separate occasions in 2012, and ESA...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - 11:49AM

If I Die on Mars: Meet the Volunteers for the One-Way Mission to Mars in 2024

In 2024, Dutch organization Mars One plans to send the first humans to the Red Planet. The journey is so long, and the environment so...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 11:46AM

NASA Finds Long-Lost Beagle 2 Mars Lander After More than a Decade

British Mars lander Beagle 2 was lost on Christmas day in 2003, and hasn't been heard from since. Now, new NASA photos from the Mars...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 16 January 2015 - 10:28AM

NASA Teams Up with Nissan on Driverless Cars for Application to Mars Rover Technology

Driverless car technology may be coming to Mars. NASA has just joined forces with Japanese automobile company Nissan to help them...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 15 January 2015 - 10:36AM

The Most Amazing Mars Images from 11 Years of the Opportunity Rover

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover first touched down on the Red Planet on January 25, 2004. In that time it has made a multitude of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 2:41PM

Curiosity Rover Finds Evidence That Microbial Life Once Existed on Mars

The saga of our attempt to find life on Mars has gone on for many years, but there have been several new developments recently....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 08 January 2015 - 2:19PM

NASA Will Hack Opportunity Mars Rover to Cure 'Amnesia'

Mars rover Opportunity has had a long and fruitful life, as it has been studying the Red Planet for over a decade now. After all those...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 - 11:46AM

NASA Discovers Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir in Meteorites

There has been plenty of evidence that Mars was once host to liquid water, enough to cause major flooding. But in what NASA calls the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 11:34AM

NASA Believes Curiosity Rover May Have Discovered Signs of Alien Life on Mars

Data from the Mars Curiosity Rover is leading NASA scientists to believe they may have detected the first ever signs of...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 2:09PM

NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Evidence of a Long Lost Lake on Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has discovered that a 96-mile-wide crater on the Red Planet was once host to a lake, and further analysis...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 08 December 2014 - 5:15PM

Canada Needs Your Help to Send a Mini Robotic Beaver to Mars

Canada has the answer to the Mars rover we never knew we needed. Tech company Thoth Technology has started a crowdfunding campaign...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 December 2014 - 1:14PM

India's Mars Orbiter Mission Captures Beautiful Image of the Solar System's Biggest Volcano

India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has been broadcasting some truly breathtaking views of our planetary neighbor in recent weeks, but...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 12:25PM

Mars Rovers, Astronomers Photograph Rare Close Encounter Between Mars and Comet Siding Spring

It's more than 4.5 billion years old and it only comes into view roughly once every one million years, so it's safe to say this...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 20 October 2014 - 9:57AM

NASA's Plan for Real-Life Stasis Could Get Us to Mars

Countless sci-fi movies and television shows that take place in deep space depict long-term human hibernation, including the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 2:15PM

Researchers Will Live in Volcanic Dome to Simulate Conditions in Martian Outpost

NASA may plan to send humans to Mars by 2030, but six researchers from Purdue University will embark on a simulated mission to Mars as...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 - 11:23AM

NASA's Curiosity Rover Spots A Strange Ball On Mars

Is NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover getting swept away with Ryder Cup fever? The $2.5bn rover has just snapped a photo of what appears to...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 25 September 2014 - 12:04PM

India Gets Its Shot At History Tonight As Their Mangalyaan Spacecraft Approaches Mars

For the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the events of the next 24 hours will arguably be the biggest in their 52 year...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 - 12:21PM

NASA Spacecraft MAVEN Is Now Orbiting Mars

NASA probe MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) is now orbiting Mars. MAVEN, which successfully entered Mars's atmosphere...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 22 September 2014 - 9:46AM