NASA is Teaching Their 'Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter' to Use Star Charts

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is no spring chicken — the space probe first launched all the way back in 2005.And after over...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 6:27PM

Tiny Crystals in Mars Rocks Finally Reveal What Happened to Water on the Red Planet

Despite the superstar status of scientists like Albert Einstein (who upended Newtonian physics from a Swiss patent office) and Richard...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 10:20AM

Oman Mars Desert Simulation Prepares Humans for Colonizing the Red Planet

Right now, in the barren Oman desert, a group of would-be astronauts is roaming around in aluminum space suits, training for what...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 12:03PM

Mars Curiosity Rover Sends Back Photo of Massive Mount Sharp

While NASA prepares their fancy Mars 2020 rover to be launched in... well, 2020, the previous Mars rover is still running extremely...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 02 February 2018 - 7:22PM

Epic Panorama Taken by Curiosity Rover Shows 6 Years of Mars Exploration in 1 Photo

After six years of exploring Mars, Curiosity has only traveled a total of about 11 miles across the Martian surface.   Despite the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 12:34PM

Devastating Dust Storms Stole Mars' Atmosphere and Water, Says New Study

Based on everything we've discovered thus far, Mars isn't exactly an ideal vacation destination.There may not be much danger of rain...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 26 January 2018 - 10:28AM

'Liquid Sunlight' Could Produce Oxygen and Clean Fuel for Future Mars Colonies

Scientists at Berkeley are hard at work creating what they've named "liquid sunlight," a process by which solar light is used to turn...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 25 January 2018 - 10:51AM

Joint Europe-Russia Space Mission Seeks to Find Alien Life on Mars

The European Space Agency (ESA) is teaming up with Roscosmos, the Russian equivalent of NASA, for ExoMars, an ongoing, long-term...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 11:33AM

NASA's New Mars Lander InSight Just Passed a Crucial Test

It's a big day for NASA: New Mars lander InSight just passed its crucial first test in its ability to search for alien life on the...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 10:50AM

Mars One Announces Plans for 'Floating Cities' on Venus and Jupiter's Moons

Mars One and its flagship project to colonize the Red Planet with a small group of trained laypeople has been called a lot of...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 January 2018 - 12:01PM

Arctic Research Technique Could Help Detect Life on Mars

Searching for signs of life on Mars is no easy task, for lots of fairly obvious reasons. Testing out any possible strategy is tough...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 20 January 2018 - 12:26PM

NASA Tests a Mini Nuclear Reactor Designed for Mars Colonies

At an official facility in Nevada, the US government is currently testing a prototype miniature nuclear reactor that should one...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 6:46PM

We Just Discovered a Revolutionary Tool to Find Aliens on Mars

The search for life on other planets is still pretty inefficient. While the vast majority of instruments on astrobiology missions are...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 12:50PM

Aliens Are Hiding a Secret Base on Mars' Moon Phobos, Buzz Aldrin Suggests

There's an awful lot we still don't know about Phobos, one of the two moons in Mars' orbit, and images from NASA's Mars Global...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 11:20AM

Evidence of Ancient Oceans and Alien Sphinx Statues Spotted on Mars by Curiosity Rover

For decades, scientists have speculated about the history of the planet Mars.While for the most part, the Red Planet is currently...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 15 January 2018 - 10:10AM

It Will Be Easy to Brew Beer While Living on Mars

From the sound of it, traveling to Mars is going to be an absolute (and possibly literal) nightmare. After years of cramped...

Matthew Loffhagen
Saturday, 13 January 2018 - 10:54AM

Landing on Mars' Moons May Electrocute Astronauts

When it comes to exploring Mars, its two moons seem to offer a safe and practical vantage point. Instead of landing on the red planet...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 12 January 2018 - 11:18AM

Newly Found Glaciers on Mars Could Support Future Colonies

Finding water on Mars is always exciting. The Red Planet is always thought of in popular culture as being one step less habitable than...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 6:32PM

Overlooked Evidence From Viking Landers Shows 'Life May Still Exist' on Mars

Sometimes we fail to notice an important detail, even when it’s right in front of us. Scientists are aware of how the slightest...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 12:05PM

This AI-Powered Robot Will Build Homes for Humans on Mars

Five years ago, colonizing Mars was a pipe dream, but now even IKEA is getting in on it. NASA is developing new power sources for...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 - 10:19AM