Mars

NASA's Curiosity Finds a Key Element for Life on Mars

Scientists find fixed nitrogen in Martian sediments, which means that nitrogen may be biochemically accessible.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 4:21PM

NASA's Opportunity Becomes the First Mars Rover to Run a Marathon

In the last eleven years, NASA's Opportunity has traveled over 26 miles, making it the first rover to complete a marathon on Mars.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 10:24AM

Curiosity Rover May Have Just Found Fatty Acids on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover may have just found fatty acids on Mars, although they can't be sure that it has a biological origin yet.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 March 2015 - 12:52PM

Andy Weir Posts First Set Photo From Ridley Scott's Adaptation of The Martian

Matt Damon and a Mars Rover star in one of the first images from Ridley Scott's adaptation of The Martian

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 20 March 2015 - 9:42AM

NASA's MAVEN Captures a 'Christmas Lights Aurora' on Mars

NASA's Mars orbiter MAVEN has captured data indicating the presence of an aurora on Mars, similar to Earth's "Northern Lights," but...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 4:10PM

Mars One Finalist Speaks Out Against Unrealistic, Money-Grubbing Mission

Mars One finalist claims that the organization is naive in its ambitions and is ripping off its applicants.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 2:20PM

Kim Stanley Robinson: Terraforming Mars Would Take a Lot Longer than in the Mars Trilogy

Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy was often called "the ultimate in future history" when it was published in the 1990's, as a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 13 March 2015 - 5:27PM

NASA Test Fires SLS - The Biggest Rocket in the World

NASA just test fired the largest rocket in history for the first time this morning, in a significant step on the road to Mars.  ...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 1:48PM

Amazing Images of What Mars Would Have Looked Like Covered in Water

With the recent discovery that Mars was likely covered by a gigantic ocean four billion years ago, ESO has released beautiful and...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 09 March 2015 - 5:28PM

NASA Scientists Claim They've Confirmed that Early Mars Had an Ocean

Astrobiologists have long been convinced that Mars was once host to water, and the theory that the northern part of the Red Planet was...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 March 2015 - 3:34PM

Giant Asteroid Impact May Have Melted Half of Mars's Surface

Mars's dichotomy, or its "two faces," has long been a subject of curiosity for astronomers. Now, scientists from the Swiss Federal...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 - 3:24PM

Mars One Facing Problems, May Be Delayed for at Least Two Years

Mars One recently announced their decision to narrow down their shortlist to 100 hopefuls, but they may not want to strap on their...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 February 2015 - 12:21PM

Mars One Narrows Down to 100 Hopefuls - Meet Some of the Fascinating Finalists

Mars One has narrowed down the shortlist to 100 hopefuls for their planned one-way trip to Mars. Twenty-four of these applicants will...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - 1:24PM

Mysterious Plumes on Mars May Be Extraterrestrial Auroras

Amateur astronomers have reported sightings of strange, plume-like features on Mars on two separate occasions in 2012, and ESA...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - 11:49AM

If I Die on Mars: Meet the Volunteers for the One-Way Mission to Mars in 2024

In 2024, Dutch organization Mars One plans to send the first humans to the Red Planet. The journey is so long, and the environment so...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 11:46AM

NASA Finds Long-Lost Beagle 2 Mars Lander After More than a Decade

British Mars lander Beagle 2 was lost on Christmas day in 2003, and hasn't been heard from since. Now, new NASA photos from the Mars...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 16 January 2015 - 10:28AM

NASA Teams Up with Nissan on Driverless Cars for Application to Mars Rover Technology

Driverless car technology may be coming to Mars. NASA has just joined forces with Japanese automobile company Nissan to help them...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 15 January 2015 - 10:36AM

The Most Amazing Mars Images from 11 Years of the Opportunity Rover

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover first touched down on the Red Planet on January 25, 2004. In that time it has made a multitude of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 2:41PM

Curiosity Rover Finds Evidence That Microbial Life Once Existed on Mars

The saga of our attempt to find life on Mars has gone on for many years, but there have been several new developments recently....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 08 January 2015 - 2:19PM

NASA Will Hack Opportunity Mars Rover to Cure 'Amnesia'

Mars rover Opportunity has had a long and fruitful life, as it has been studying the Red Planet for over a decade now. After all those...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 - 11:46AM