Mars

First Public Test of China's Mars Lander Successful as Officials Eye 2020 Mission to Narrow the Space Race

Yesterday morning in the Hebei mountains, far removed from the tumult in Hong Kong, a tiny Martian lander plummeted 230 feet, stopping...

Scarlett James
Friday, 15 November 2019 - 11:07AM

Why Are Methane and Oxygen Levels on Mars Fluctuating So Wildly in the Summer?

Methane and oxygen levels on Mars are fluctuating wildly, according to reports from BGR.In a statement, NASA revealed that the...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 2:36PM

Mars Farmer's Market? Scientists Determine It's Possible to Grow Vegetables in Martian and Lunar Soil

In a breakthrough that will have science fiction fans drawing comparisons to The Martian, Dutch researchers from Wageningen University...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 2:33PM

Former NASA Scientist Says Life Was Discovered on Mars During the 1976 Viking Mission

Gilbert V. Levin, a former NASA scientist who worked on the Labeled Release (LR) Life Detection experiment on the Viking mission to...

Gart Williams
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - 4:55PM

Listen to These Weird Sounds on Mars that the NASA InSight Lander is Picking Up On

The NASA InSight lander on Mars has been picking up on some unusual sounds lately. Or, as Phil Plait put it in his Bad Astronomy...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 03 October 2019 - 1:20PM

NASA Chief Scientist Says Humanity Isn't Prepared for the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life on Mars

How would the discovery of life – never mind intelligent life – on Mars change humanity's view of itself, the universe, and life...

Gart Williams
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 - 2:47PM

NASA Announces Call for Private Proposals to Design a New Lunar Lander – In 30 Days

If you’ve been hoarding blueprints for a citizen science Death Star, now’s your chance: NASA is accepting private-sector proposals...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 - 1:27PM

Elon Musk Seems to Want to 'Nuke Mars'

Genius is misunderstood: we're all familiar with this concept either through its tropes in literature and movies, the eccentricities...

Gart Williams
Monday, 19 August 2019 - 11:45AM

Infographic: Horrible Things That Will Happen to the First Humans on Mars

So, you've got ambitions of being the first human to set foot on the Red Planet, eh? Maybe you've watched The Martian a few too many...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 15 August 2019 - 12:55PM

Radiation Could Cause Memory and Learning Problems on Mars Mission

While the greater motor physical changes associated with low-gravity in space are relatively well-known, scientists are now learning...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 06 August 2019 - 10:19AM

Alien Termites? High Amount of Methane Detected on Mars, Sparking Excitement About Possibility of Life

NASA has reported that the Mars Curiosity Rover has detected high levels of methane – a hydrocarbon often produced by microbes and...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 24 June 2019 - 11:37AM

The Red Planet's First Homes? AI SpaceFactory Wins NASA's Mars 3D-Printed Habitat Contest

It's strange to think that we'll likely see the first human colonies on Mars – a planet that appears as a tiny rust-colored dot in...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 13 May 2019 - 8:59AM

NASA's Record-Setting Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to End

PRESS RELEASE: One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an...

NASA Press Release
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - 2:44PM

Martian Colonization Startup Mars One is Bankrupt, Surprising No One

A sharp-eyed Redditor found documentation from January of this year indicating that Mars One Ventures, the company behind Mars One, a...

Gart Williams
Monday, 11 February 2019 - 10:06AM

NASA Confronts Fears That Opportunity Rover May Be 'Dead' With Renewed Attempts to Contact

After losing contact with the $400 million Opportunity rover following a dust storm on Mars, NASA announced that it is planning a...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 28 January 2019 - 3:12PM

Elon Musk Says AI Could Live on Mars Before Humans

One giant leap for mankind? Maybe not. Futurism reports that SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk was asked by a follower via Twitter...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 31 December 2018 - 1:26PM

Apollo 8 Astronaut Criticizes Space Shuttle, Calls NASA's Manned Mars Plans 'Almost Ridiculous'

With all this talk about the future and the dream of sending "man" to Mars, we all got so lost in the quotes from NASA and...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 24 December 2018 - 12:16PM

Satellite Captures Image of Martian Ice Rink in Korolev Crater

Mars may not have Christmas trees or tinsel, but a recent photo from the Mars Express orbiter has shown that it does have an...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 11:36AM

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