Mars

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

Did We Bring Life to Mars? Bacterial Organisms Found on Curiosity Rover

Researchers have long been trying to find life on Mars, but we may have cheated in that quest by unnaturally spreading life to Mars...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 22 May 2014 - 10:58AM

NASA's Curiosity Rover Takes The Selfie Craze To Mars

NASA's Curiosity Rover may have been preparing for its third drilling on the surface of Mars this week, but that didn't stop it from...

Kieran Dickson
Saturday, 03 May 2014 - 2:40PM

Curiosity Rover Snaps Epic Photo Of Mars' Moon Phobos

This is becoming something of a habit for NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover, but it has just gone and blown our minds once again. Following...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 02 May 2014 - 4:44PM

NASA Unveils Their Human Path To Mars Today

NASA scientists will discuss their 'Human Path to Mars' in a public Exploration Forum today, and you can watch the whole thing live,...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - 11:13AM

NASA's Mars Orbiter Snaps A Shot Of Curiosity On The Red Planet's Surface

Every now and then, there are moments in science that just kind of blow you away. This photo of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover, taken by...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 5:10PM

NASA Unveils LDSD, A Flying Saucer Destined For Mars

NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) looks like a flying saucer from the sci-fi movies of the 1950's, but it could soon be...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 - 4:09PM