Mars

WATCH: Take a Virtual Tour of Jezero Crater, the Landing Site for the Mars 2020 Rover

Now that NASA has one another successful Mars Landing under their belt, they're looking to the next one: the Mars 2020 rover,...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 December 2018 - 1:10PM

Christmas Miracle? NASA Says They Haven't Given Up Hope for the Opportunity Rover Yet

Back in August, we created a little musical playlist in tribute to NASA's Opportunity Rover, which became unresponsive following a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 11:20AM

Martian Mix-Tape: NASA's InSight Lander Releases the First Recordings Ever Made on Mars

Before you scroll past all of these words to get to the good stuff, grab a pair of headphones or a nearby subwoofer because you'll...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 10 December 2018 - 10:59AM

Sun's Out, Guns Out: NASA's InSight Lander Shows Off Robotic Arm in New Mars Photos

Now that she is settled into her new home on Mars, NASA's InSight lander can get to work digging into the planet's crust to measure...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 07 December 2018 - 11:17AM

NASA's Curiosity Rover Has Spotted Something Shiny on Mars

We've all seen images taken of the surface of Mars over the past handful of years. Each photo shows a lot of dust and a lot of sepia...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 - 1:15PM

NASA's InSight Shares First Image After Successful Mars Landing

If you think the hubbub earlier this week surrounding the live-streamed landing of NASA's InSight on Mars was the end of the...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 30 November 2018 - 11:19AM

Ultimate College Experience: The UAE Is Looking for Undergraduates to Join Its Mars Research Program

Are you an Emirati undergraduate getting a degree in science or engineering? Are you fascinated with the modern space race to Mars?...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 1:48PM

NASA Prepares for 'Seven Minutes of Terror' as InSight Lander Makes Final Descent to Mars

After shooting dozens of satellites into space, landing astronauts on the Moon, and landing not one, but two rovers on the Red...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 November 2018 - 12:38PM

New Study Suggests Grooves on Mars' Moon Phobos Came From Rolling Boulders

It's a mystery that began back in the 1970s when the first images of Phobos were taken—what caused those streaks in the surface of...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 1:11PM

Bill Nye Says Humans Will Never Live on Mars And Suggests Terraforming Advocates Are "High"

Bill Nye is many things – beloved educational figure, science celebrity, and the original Science Guy – but now he has a new...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 1:53PM

Mars Opportunity Rover Sends First Signal In Months, But NASA Says Something Else Is Responsible For The Transmissions

There was a brief moment of joy and excitement for those watching NASA's Deep Space Network yesterday when – after five months of...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 16 November 2018 - 11:15AM

NASA Announces Live Event For Insight Mars Landing This Month

In a statement on Tuesday, NASA announced that its Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 12:10PM

NASA Says Humans Will Be on Mars Within 25 Years

In a quarter century, humans will inhabit two planets in our solar system. That bold prediction was made by NASA officials on Tuesday...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 11:06AM

Scientists Have Transformed an Image of a Martian Sunrise Into a Haunting Piece of Music

Whether it's recording music videos aboard the ISS or playing David Bowie songs in a NASA control room to try and wake up the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 November 2018 - 1:27PM

Mars Stripped Of Its Color Around The Curiosity Rover Work Site In Perplexing New NASA Photo

An image in a recent update from NASA's Curiosity Rover mission has surprised the space agency's team of experts back here on Earth....

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 02 November 2018 - 10:18AM

There's a Weird Cloud Hanging Around a Dormant Volcano on Mars

Weather on other planets is strange. Jupiter's been dealing with a huge storm on its surface for over a century (the infamous 'Great...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 2:24PM

NASA Is Building The Classic 'Claw' Arcade Game Into New Equipment Destined For Mars Aboard The InSight Lander

They're not exactly grabbing for three-eyed alien toys at Pizza Planet, but engineers at NASA are using the same arcade game from...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 1:08PM

Speculation on Mars Life Increases After Discovery of Bacteria That Photosynthesizes Without Sunlight

Photosynthesis, according to every grade school science teacher ever, is the process plants and other organisms use to convert light...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 - 11:27AM

The Voyage to Mars May Riddle Astronauts with Cancer, New Study Says

When Elon Musk announced that SpaceX was going to start crewed missions to Mars in the 2020s, it was a cause for excitement and...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 - 12:24PM

Mars For Sale: These Astrophysicists Are Selling Martian Dirt To NASA – But When Can We Expect To Buy Our Own?

You can walk into a store or museum right now and buy a meteorite for a couple bucks, but the odds of getting your hands on a pack of...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 11:46AM