Mars

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

NASA Announces $20,000 Prize For New Mars Balance Mass Challenge

NASA has announced a new competition that tasks the public with designing devices to help stabilize future NASA spacecraft as they...

Kieran Dickson
Saturday, 20 September 2014 - 3:03PM

Oxford Astrophysicist Predicts We Will Evolve to Live on Mars Within a Century or Two

Mars has long been a primary candidate for sustaining some kind of life, but could humans evolve to withstand its treacherous...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 2:09PM

Opportunity Rover Records Footage of Tracks on Mars

Opportunity has now been living on Mars for a decade, and it recently recorded footage of almost half a mile of its own tracks on the...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - 2:55PM

NASA Reveals Top Three Designs for Future Mars Homes

Many astronomers believe that Mars is our best bet for space colonization. Although we have not progressed to that point yet, NASA is...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 2:29PM

Robotic Rock Climbers Could Hunt For Signs of Alien Life on Mars

According to a new paper published in the journal, Astrobiology, an intrepid robotic vehicle that can scale steep cliff faces may be...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 04 August 2014 - 1:07PM

Mars 2020 Rover Will Carry a Terraforming Device

Between global warming and a rapid dwindling of resources, terraforming another planet might eventually be humanity's best bet. In...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 3:15PM

NASA May Grow Plants on Mars in Miniature Greenhouse

Can plants grow in the harsh environment of the red planet? We might find out, as NASA is expected to announce within the next few...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 1:52PM

NASA's Curiosity Rover Spots The Largest Meteorite Ever Discovered On Mars

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover has just discovered its first ever meteorite on the Red Planet's surface, and it may be a record breaker....

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 10:54AM

Curiosity Rover Celebrates 1 (Martian) Year on Mars

Curiosity has come a literal full circle around Mars' 687-earth-day orbit of the Sun today! The 2.5 billion dollar, 1-ton robot...

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - 11:01AM

Ex-Marine Claims He Spent 17 Years Protecting Humanity from Martians

A former U.S. marine is claiming that the government sent him to Mars as part of an elite military unit of "super-soldiers" that...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 June 2014 - 11:34AM

Elon Musk - I Can Put Humans On Mars By 2026

Much has been said of NASA's plans to send humans to Mars by the year 2035, but one man thinks he can do it a whole lot quicker. Elon...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 - 12:06PM

NASA's New Z-2 Spacesuit is a Giant Leap Towards Walking On Mars

In light of NASA's recent push to get astronauts to Mars during the 21st century, the space agency, in collaboration with...

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 - 10:29AM

NRC: Overhaul of NASA Needed to Reach Mars This Century

The Obama administration's space-exploration goal-- to send a human to an asteroid by 2025, and then a team to Mars by the mid-2030s--...

Thursday, 05 June 2014 - 12:18PM

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Detects Recently Formed Crater on Mars

NASA has released images from Mars that show a fresh impact crater on the planet's surface. Described as the "largest fresh impact...

Friday, 23 May 2014 - 12:13PM