Mars

NASA Tells Five-Year-Old How Much It Would Cost to Send a Letter to Mars

While other children are trying to send letters to Santa, five-year-old Oliver Geddings is trying to send a letter to Mars. Geddings,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 07 December 2015 - 4:13PM

How The Martian Realistically Depicted Mars and Space Travel

The Martian was a huge commercial and critical hit, satisfying fans of Andy Weir's immensely popular novel and even getting Oscar buzz...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 - 10:17AM

Destruction of Mars's Moon Could Lead to Saturn-Like Rings

Earlier this month, NASA reported that Mars's moon Phobos is gradually falling apart. Now, scientists from UC Berkeley have calculated...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 November 2015 - 2:40PM

NASA Just Gave Two Humanoid Robots to MIT and Northeastern University

Meet the astronaut of the future, Valkyrie I (or R5 as NASA calls it).NASA just gave one robot each to MIT and Northeastern University...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 21 November 2015 - 12:07PM

Planetary Society Co-Founder Says Humans Will Settle Mars, But That Will Be the Last Stop for Space Exploration

The Mission to Mars is at the forefront of everyone's minds in terms of human spaceflight and space colonization, but since we're...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 13 November 2015 - 1:15PM

Yesterday's NASA Announcement Dealt a Big Blow to our Hopes of Terraforming Mars

Yesterday, NASA revealed that they had all but solved the mystery of what happened to all the water on Mars, but while that was good...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 06 November 2015 - 1:04PM

NASA Discovers What Happened to All the Water on Mars

Water might be present on Mars right now, but billions of years ago the Red Planet was a very, very different place to the barren...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 05 November 2015 - 5:08PM

Scientists Weigh in on Whether Mark Watney's Martian Farming Would Really Work

In the highly popular and acclaimed new movie The Martian, based on the novel by Andy Weir, protagonist Mark Watney is forced to grow...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 3:57PM

Modified Plasma Engine Could Get Humans to Mars on 100 Million Times Less Fuel

Although conventional chemical rocket thrusters could technically get us all the way to Mars, they need to burn fuel in order to run,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 11:04AM

Russia Is Training Monkeys to Man a Mission to Mars in Two Years

We haven't yet succeeded in sending a human to Mars, so maybe another species would have better luck. Russia is currently training...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 - 10:05AM

How to Watch This Week's Rare Venus-Jupiter-Mars Conjunction

This week, Venus, Jupiter, and Mars will come together in a close encounter that will be bright enough to see without the use of a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 11:13AM

Science vs Cinema: How Accurate Was Ridley Scott's The Martian?

We all know that The Martian was one of the most scientifically accurate sci-fi films in recent memory, not least as a result of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 19 October 2015 - 11:59AM

Chris Hadfield Says We Should Focus on the Moon Before Going to Mars

Between the discovery of water on Mars and the hubbub surrounding the real-life science of The Martian, all of the hype around space...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 - 1:18PM

Amazing Close-Up Images of the Real-Life Ares 3 Landing Site from The Martian

NASA is really putting all of their eggs in the Martian basket. Earlier today, they released a side-by-side comparison of The Martian...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 05 October 2015 - 2:25PM

NASA's Side-By-Side Comparison of The Martian and the Real Mission to Mars

After a huge opening weekend, The Martian is officially a success. This is not only good news for sci-fi fans, but for science...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 05 October 2015 - 11:47AM

Let's Talk About the One Scene of The Martian That's Incredibly Dumb

The reviews are in, and The Martian is an extremely well-made film, from the perspectives of laymen and scientists alike. It's...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 02 October 2015 - 2:35PM

NASA Wants The Martian to Show Us That Mars Is 'Survivable'

NASA has had a huge hand in consulting on the real-life science of The Martian, and are openly intending to use it to drive public...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 01 October 2015 - 10:22AM

Ridley Scott Knew About Water on Mars, Almost Worked It Into The Martian

When NASA announced yesterday that they've confirmed the presence of liquid water on Mars, many cynical onlookers noted the suspicious...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 - 11:50AM

The Funniest Reactions to NASA's Huge Mars Announcement

"#MarsAnnouncement: Matt Damon is still on Mars."

Janey Tracey
Monday, 28 September 2015 - 4:24PM

NASA Announces that There Is Officially Liquid Water on Mars

NASA confirms the presence of liquid water on Mars in landmark discovery that could impact our search for alien lifeThis weekend, NASA...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 28 September 2015 - 11:07AM