Mars

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

Found! NASA's Orbiter Has Spotted the Unresponsive Mars Opportunity Rover

It has been a few months since NASA lost its $400 million Opportunity Rover to a dust storm on Mars, but at least now they have a...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 10:27AM

New Study Claims Mars Could Have Supported Underground Life

At this point, the "will they/won't they" relationship between Mars and some hypothetical form of microbial life has surpassed most...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 12:07PM

Elon Musk Says We're Going to Have a Full-Fledged 'Mars Base Alpha' by 2028

On the heels of Elon Musk's big reveal of the identity of the world's first space tourist to fly around the Moon, he's made another...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 11:34AM

HAL 9000? The Curiosity Rover Just Stopped Sending Data Back To NASA, But It's Still Fully Operational

You've probably encountered error messages before: Error 404 (Page Not Found), Error 403 (Forbidden) or – if you're very lucky –...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 11:53AM

New Curiosity Rover Panorama Photo Lets You Explore Mars' Vera Rubin Ridge

After a couple failed attempts, NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover successfully collected a new rock sample by drilling into the planet's...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 07 September 2018 - 12:41PM

NASA Will Give You $750,000 if You Can Solve Their Mars CO2 Problem

If and when humankind finally reaches Mars and begins the process of building a colony, we're going to need a few a...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 - 10:14AM

NASA's InSight Probe Took A Selfie After Passing The Halfway Point To Mars

It took a little over three months, but NASA is reporting that its $830 million InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 11:16AM

NASA's Curiosity Rover Found a Strange Object on Mars

People have spotted all kinds of strange things on Mars, from supposed cannonballs to "walled cities," but most are usually...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 20 August 2018 - 1:29PM

NASA Has Lost Its $400 Million Mars Rover In a Dust Storm

If you think losing a $20 bill to a washing machine is painful, try putting yourself in NASA's shoes. The space agency lost contact...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 13 August 2018 - 10:25AM

NASA's 3-D Printed Mars Habitat Contest Winners Offer Us A Look At A Martian Future

Five teams from the United States are sharing in a $100,000 prize in the latest stage of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial...

Super User
Tuesday, 07 August 2018 - 10:47AM

Elon Musk Thinks He Can Go Full-On Lex Luthor On Mars – But NASA Thinks The SpaceX CEO Is Losing His Mind

For years Elon Musk has compared Mars to an HGTV project, calling the planet a “fixer-upper” like it’s some kind of rust-colored...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 - 3:51PM

Double Feature In The Sky – Mars At Its Brightest For the Next Two Hundred Years And A Blood Moon Eclipse

Skywatchers are in for a late-night double-feature picture show this weekend. We already cleared up the...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 27 July 2018 - 1:31PM

Huge Underground Lake Of Liquid Salt Water Discovered Buried On Mars' South Pole – Here's Everything You Need To Know

A team of astronomers working in Italy has reported a brimming lake of liquid salt water on Mars. The study broke just this morning...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 - 1:17PM

How 17-Year-Old Alyssa Carson Will Become the Youngest Person Ever To Visit Space - And the First to Step On Mars

The youngest person ever certified for space travel is a 17-year-old girl from Louisiana. Alyssa Carson graduated from the Advanced...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 - 3:46PM

New Full-Color 3D X-Ray Can See Right Through You

A father and son team of scientists at the Universities of Canterbury and Otago in New Zealand have made history with the first 3D...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 - 10:17AM

Martian Arachnids? NASA Images Reveal Seasonal Clusters of 'Spiders' at Mars' South Pole

Before you ask: no, this is not the beginning of one of those big bug movies from the 1950s where insects the size of buildings attack...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 16 July 2018 - 11:40AM