Mars

NASA Detects Oxygen in Mars' Atmosphere

NASA has just discovered oxygen in the Martian atmosphere, using an instrument onboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - 10:30AM

Curiosity Explores the Red Planet's Rugged Terrain in Latest Mars Image

NASA's Curiosity rover is about to complete one of its greatest obstacles yet, as it has nearly crossed Mars' Naukluft Plateau,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 12:21PM

SpaceX Announces Mars Mission in 2018

After much teasing, SpaceX has officially announced that they're sending their Dragon spacecraft to Mars in 2018: Planning to send...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 - 12:40PM

NASA Fellow Invents a Space Gardening Robot that Can Grow Fruits and Vegetables on Mars

Are we getting closer to being able to sustain a human colony on Mars? MIT engineering student and NASA fellow Heather Hava has just...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 - 1:41PM

Stephen Hawking's Nanocrafts Could Reach Mars in 30 Minutes

Stephen Hawking just announced Breakthrough Starshot, an initiative funded by billionaire Yuri Milner to build tiny, light-powered...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 15 April 2016 - 12:27PM

NASA Says "Mars Matters" for the Future of Space Exploration

NASA's Journey to Mars has faced some criticism as of late, but when NASA Chief and former astronaut Charles Bolden addressed the...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 - 2:35PM

Mars Basin Could Be Hiding an Ancient Biosphere

Astrobiologists might have discovered the best place to look for alien life on Mars, in the form of a region called the Argyre basin,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 - 12:32PM

Andy Weir Says Humans Won't Make it to Mars Until 2050 Due to Lack of Funding

Andy Weir's The Martian (and it's subsequent big screen adaptation) has helped push Mars, Science and Space Exploration into the...

Kieran Dickson
Saturday, 19 March 2016 - 6:03PM

How Mark Watney Would Have Been Affected by Radiation on Mars

How would the protagonist on The Martian have fared on the Red Planet?

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 March 2016 - 2:13PM

Russia Is Building Nuclear Engines to Take Astronauts to Mars in Six Weeks

Russia has just announced plans to build a nuclear space engine that will be ready for the testing stage in 2018, with the goal of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 - 2:49PM

Scientists Just Grew Ten Different Crops in Mars-Equivalent Soil

Could we be one step closer to a viable plan for a Mars colony? Researchers from the Netherlands have performed an experiment in which...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 - 1:03PM

NASA Is Working on an Ultra-Realistic Virtual Reality Game "Mars 2030"

Between finding water on Mars and their partnership with The Martian, which basically serves as an hour-and-a-half-long commercial for...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 25 February 2016 - 10:22AM

An Astronaut's Guide to Mars - Ordnance Survey Releases Detailed Red Planet Map Online

Not content with making detailed maps of our own planet, renowned British mapping agency Ordnance Survey has just it's first map of...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 15 February 2016 - 2:43PM

NASA's InSight Mars Lander Mission Might Be Scrapped Next Month

The planned launch of the InSight Mars lander has already been delayed, and sometime next month, NASA will decide whether the launch...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 1:59PM

NASA's New Travel Posters Detail the Beautiful Potential of Space Tourism

What will the future of space travel look like? That was the question NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory put to two designers who have...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 11:45AM

Elon Musk on the Science of a Martian Hyperloop

Elon Musk's vision of a hyperloop is slowly but surely becoming a reality, but even though we don't actually have one on Earth yet,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 08 February 2016 - 1:55PM

Congress Tears Apart NASA's Journey to Mars: "We Do Not Have a Planned Strategy"

Congress just positively ripped apart NASA's plans for a Journey to Mars, criticizing their lack of a concrete plan with achievable...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 04 February 2016 - 3:28PM

Late Sleepers Are Better Suited to Be Mars Astronauts

If you're constantly pressing the "snooze" button or are reluctant to get out of bed before noon, it turns out there might be an...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 25 January 2016 - 2:39PM

The Year in Science: The Defining Scientific Achievements of 2015

This year was a huge year for science, especially with regard to achievements in space exploration. NASA seems to be making strides...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 - 12:43PM

Elon Musk Thinks World War III Could Prevent a Mission to Mars

A mission to Mars has been the white whale of space exploration for years now, and with the discovery of water on Mars and the...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 December 2015 - 4:01PM