Mars

MIT's Revolutionary Design for Life on Mars

Mars might be one of the most inhospitable planets for humans, but it doesn't have to be. As a team from MIT just proved, life on...

Ian S.
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 3:34PM

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Will Be Equipped With Several Powerful 'Eyes'

Despite all the love that NASA's Curiosity rover has gotten since its deployment, a newer model will be touching down on Mars in...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 05 November 2017 - 6:34PM

Explore Mars With NASA's New VR Experience

Visiting Mars without leaving your living room sounds like something Elon Musk might've dreamt up in college, but thanks to NASA...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - 11:03AM

NASA Can Fix the Curiosity Rover's Broken Drill On Mars

Don't you just hate it when your expensive piece of electronic equipment breaks and it's not covered by a warranty? It could be worse...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 7:22PM

NASA's New Ion Thruster Breaks Testing Records Paving the Way to Mars

Exploring Mars just got a whole lot easier.   One does not simply fly to Mars using borrowed tech from other space missions. Before...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 11:28AM

Mars' Electric Moon May Spell Havoc for Future Missions

Mars has never been an easy destination, and exploring the Red Planet may be even harder than previously thought, according to a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 10:49AM

Here's How Elon Musk Will Build the "Transcontinental Railway" to Mars

We know Elon Musk really wants to put people on Mars — it turns out he wants them to be comfortable too. In addition to existing...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 16 October 2017 - 10:10AM

Scientists Find Ancient Seafloor on Mars Which Could Have Sustained Life

When popular culture examines what life might be like on Mars, one consistent theme comes up: big-headed, bug-eyed grey aliens...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 8:54PM

Martian Volcanoes Grow 1000 Times Slower Than Their Earth Counterparts

One of the more comforting facts about volcanoes on Earth is that they don't exactly spring up overnight.The process of volcanic...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 - 8:04PM

Elon Musk Plans to Launch a Mission to Mars in Just Five Years' Time

Earlier this week, Elon Musk made a lot of noise about having a big announcement on the horizon that he was particularly pleased to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 8:44PM

Lockheed Martin Unveils 'Mars Base Camp' Spacecraft for Future Missions

There are a lot of missions to Mars currently in the works, but not all prioritize comfort for travelers.The 68th International...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 7:34PM

The UAE is Building a Simulated Mars City to Prepare Future Colonists

Despite The Martian showing us all just how crummy life on Mars would actually be, plenty of people around the world still have a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 7:44PM

Six Scientists Emerge From an Isolation Dome After an Eight-Month Mars Simulation

One of the next stamps on humanity's galactic passport is Mars, but before we can get an astronaut there, we have to make sure they're...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 11:22AM

Russia Claims Its New Main Battle Tank Will Be Able to Run on Mars

Don't believe everything you read online--especially when it's a state-run media outlet that claims its government has a new tank...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 10:07AM

Real-Life Suspended Animation on Space Voyages Won't Be Too Different From 'Alien'

The problem with space is that it's really, really big. There's a lot of dead space in between all the interesting bits, and that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 11:18AM

Sci-Fi Writer Morgan Gendel Unveils His Plans for a New Mars Habitat

We’ve covered all kinds of stories where sci-fi tech crosses over into real world, from the winners of the Tricorder XPRIZE to...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 September 2017 - 6:50PM

NASA Will Attempt to Create Oxygen From the Atmosphere on Mars

There are tons of reasons why we can't live on Mars just yet, even ignoring the unfinished challenge of actually moving some people...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 August 2017 - 4:40PM

Stephen Hawking: "I Am Convinced That Humans Need to Leave Earth."

Many scientists will wholeheartedly agree that climate change is the most pressing threat facing humans today. Legendary theoretical...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 22 June 2017 - 11:59AM

A Few Reasons Why Living on Mars Would Suck

We're sure that a great lot of you would jump for joy at the chance to visit Mars. A largely unexplored alien planet with the...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 08 June 2017 - 11:10AM

NASA Just Revealed a Mars Rover That Looks Like The Batmobile

What do you get when you give a bunch of science nerds access to an enormous budget and a mandate to design an effective Mars...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 11:41AM