Mars

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Photographs an Avalanche Caused By a Meteor Strike

Mars has to deal with a lot of meteor impacts, having somewhere around 635,000 craters dotting the entire planet.And the Mars...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 6:22PM

Giant Dust Storm on Mars Cuts Off Contact Between NASA and the Opportunity Rover

Over the past week, NASA's Opportunity rover has found itself in the middle of an encroaching Martian dust storm that's approximately...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 7:29PM

Can Humans Prevent Bacteria From Contaminating Mars?

As humanity watches Earth's major powers prepare to colonize the Solar System, most of the questions are practical--how will we...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 12:31PM

NASA's Opportunity Rover is Delayed For Several Days by a Large Dust Storm on Mars

NASA's Opportunity rover has spent well over 5,000 days on Mars, and has survived well past its initial 90 day mission and outlived...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 1:21PM

NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds 'Ancient Organic Materials' Hidden Inside of Mars Rocks

Earlier this week, NASA said they had an announcement regarding Mars which they planned to share on Thursday.And now we know what...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 07 June 2018 - 5:16PM

The Mystery of Mars' Missing Atmosphere May Finally Be Solved

Right now, we're pretty sure that Mars had liquid water on its surface at one point and that it was probably hospitable to life.  ...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 June 2018 - 12:01PM

NASA's Tiny and Block-Shaped 'CubeSats' Correct Course and Head Toward Mars

A typical spacecraft is large, bulky, and extremely expensive. A CubeSat is not a typical spacecraft.CubeSats are a fairly new and...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 June 2018 - 4:17PM

New Mars Fossil Study Confirms the Ancient Red Planet Was 'Hospitable' to Alien Life

Earlier this month, we reported that acidic streams in a small region of Dorset, UK, could give astrobiologists a template for how to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 12:21PM

NASA is Looking for Very Specific Personality Traits in Their Potential Mars Astronauts

Do you think you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Are you no-nonsense and good at working alone? Because that won't help...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 1:31PM

'Black Beauty' Meteorite Study Reveals the Secrets of Mars' Strange Topography

Back in 2011, a Martian meteorite was found in the Sahara Desert. The official name of the 320-gram rock is Northwest Africa (NWA)...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 11:06AM

NASA's Curiosity Rover is Fully Functional Once Again as it Successfully Drills Into Martian Soil

NASA may be preparing a more advanced version of their Curiosity rover to launch in 2020, but ideally, they still want to keep the...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 6:46PM

Humans May Not Be Able to Reproduce on Mars, Study Says

If you're planning on hitching a ride on a Falcon 9 and starting a new life on a Martian colony growing potatoes, we have some bad...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 12:19PM

NASA Finds a Solution for Repairing the Curiosity Rover's Busted Drill on Mars

While Curiosity has been an effective Mars rover, both in what it's discovered and how it's become the anthropomorphized public face...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 6:36PM

Scientists Say This New Mars Acid River Study May Finally Reveal Ancient Aliens

When space agencies look to simulate the Martian environment here on Earth, they turn to places like the Utah desert, or Death Valley....

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 11:40AM

A 'Mars Helicopter' Will Fly on the Red Planet When NASA Sends Its Next Rover

We have rovers on Mars' surface, and orbiters like the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter  floating around the planet, but we don't have...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 6:39PM

The Secret Behind NASA's Adorable Nicknames for the World's First Interplanetary CubeSats

The world's first interplanetary CubeSats have an adorable story behind their unlikely nicknames.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 12:30PM

NASA Launches Their New 'InSight' Mission To Look Beneath the Surface of Mars

NASA conducted an unusual rocket launch early Saturday morning, sending a new mission off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 05 May 2018 - 10:19AM

NASA's InSight Mars Lander is Now Ready to Launch From California This Week

The robotic population on Mars will be increasing by one this fall, when NASA's InSight lander touches down on the Red Planet. And its...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 - 7:36PM

ExoMars Orbiter Reveals Its First Image of an Icy Martian Crater

When the ESA launched their ExoMars mission in 2016, what most people remember was the Mars lander which malfunctioned and crashed...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 29 April 2018 - 2:49PM

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Fractures Its Heat Shield During an Early Test

NASA won't be launching their latest and greatest Mars rover until 2020, but just like anything we launch into space, it's going to...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 29 April 2018 - 12:22PM