Mars

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

NASA and ESA Are Determined to Bring Lots of Martian Soil Back to Earth

A piece of Mars will soon be coming back to Earth. A whole clump of Mars, actually, and possibly more than that.NASA and the European...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 6:47PM

Curiosity Rover Helps Uncover Muddy Evidence of Ancient Lakes on Mars

The Curiosity rover has been an invaluable (and, at times, lovable) contribution to our ever growing knowledge on Mars. Particularly...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 22 April 2018 - 4:15PM

New Evidence Points to Mars' Two Moons Forming From a Massive Asteroid Impact

The idea that Mars' moons, Phobos and Deimos (named after the Greek gods of Fear and Panic respectively), were created by an enormous...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 6:54PM

Scientists Say an 8-Mile-Deep Italian Cave May Be the Key to Finding Life on Mars

To prepare for missions to Mars, NASA tests out its tech in extreme locales like Death Valley, Calif., and Lake Vostok in Antarctica,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 1:01PM

The ESA Says It Just Discovered an Ancient 'Supervolcano' on Mars

Mars is home to the largest volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons, but the Red Planet may be tallying another supervolcano...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 13 April 2018 - 11:12AM

Boeing Also Plans to Send Humans to Mars, and Wants to Retrieve Elon Musk's Tesla

SpaceX and Boeing, being competing aerospace companies in a brand new space race, have naturally developed a rivalry.And when SpaceX...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 12 April 2018 - 7:26PM

The Matara Crater on Mars Has Amazing Gullies That Look Like a Painting

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) may be on its last legs as it continues to break down, but it's still capable of sending back...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 07 April 2018 - 3:28PM

New Animated Map of Mars Shows Where We Should Build Cities on the Red Planet

At this point, it's pretty much assured that we're going to see colonists on Mars within our lifetime: between Elon Musk's almost...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 11:39AM

New Investigation Reveals the Ambitious 'Mars One' Project May Be a Scam—And If It Isn't, It's a Mess

When Mars One was founded by Bas Lansdorp and Arno Wielders in 2011, its stated goal was to establish a human settlement on Mars by...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 March 2018 - 10:44AM

NASA's InSight Lander Will Look Under the Surface of Mars For the First Time

Mars doesn't experience earthquakes (or rather, "marsquakes") in the same way Earth does, because Mars doesn't have appear to have...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 8:11PM

Physicist Says Mushroom Cloud Found on Mars Proves Aliens Died in Ancient Nuclear War

Mars, the closest planet to the Earth, is a barren wasteland.The world has no atmosphere, and its surface is covered in dust and rock,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 10:45AM

Scientists Say Strange 'Meridianiite' Crystals Have Finally Solved the Mystery of Mars' Missing Oceans and Alien Life

How do you lose an ocean? How does an entire alien civiliization go extinct?These are questions that have baffled scientists for a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 March 2018 - 1:43PM

'Chryse Alien' Mars Rock Formation That Looks Like a Face Is So Weird Even NASA Admits It Can't Explain It

By now, Scott C. Waring is pretty much a fixture in the world of alien conspiracy theories, especially when it comes to Mars--he...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 12:18PM

Curiosity Rover Celebrates Its 2000th Martian Day on the Red Planet

The Curiosity Rover is easily the most popular object on Mars right now. Nearly all of NASA's Mars rovers have had the same "face",...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 8:43PM

History of Mars Oceans Rewritten by Giant Volcanic Eruption Discovery

Mars has been at the center of attention for years now, but most people still don't know about Tharsis, a massive volcanic plateau...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 1:09PM