Mars

Bill Nye Says Humans Will Never Live on Mars And Suggests Terraforming Advocates Are "High"

Bill Nye is many things – beloved educational figure, science celebrity, and the original Science Guy – but now he has a new...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 1:53PM

Mars Opportunity Rover Sends First Signal In Months, But NASA Says Something Else Is Responsible For The Transmissions

There was a brief moment of joy and excitement for those watching NASA's Deep Space Network yesterday when – after five months of...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 16 November 2018 - 11:15AM

NASA Announces Live Event For Insight Mars Landing This Month

In a statement on Tuesday, NASA announced that its Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 12:10PM

NASA Says Humans Will Be on Mars Within 25 Years

In a quarter century, humans will inhabit two planets in our solar system. That bold prediction was made by NASA officials on Tuesday...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 11:06AM

Scientists Have Transformed an Image of a Martian Sunrise Into a Haunting Piece of Music

Whether it's recording music videos aboard the ISS or playing David Bowie songs in a NASA control room to try and wake up the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 November 2018 - 1:27PM

Mars Stripped Of Its Color Around The Curiosity Rover Work Site In Perplexing New NASA Photo

An image in a recent update from NASA's Curiosity Rover mission has surprised the space agency's team of experts back here on Earth....

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 02 November 2018 - 10:18AM

There's a Weird Cloud Hanging Around a Dormant Volcano on Mars

Weather on other planets is strange. Jupiter's been dealing with a huge storm on its surface for over a century (the infamous 'Great...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 2:24PM

NASA Is Building The Classic 'Claw' Arcade Game Into New Equipment Destined For Mars Aboard The InSight Lander

They're not exactly grabbing for three-eyed alien toys at Pizza Planet, but engineers at NASA are using the same arcade game from...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 1:08PM

Speculation on Mars Life Increases After Discovery of Bacteria That Photosynthesizes Without Sunlight

Photosynthesis, according to every grade school science teacher ever, is the process plants and other organisms use to convert light...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 - 11:27AM

The Voyage to Mars May Riddle Astronauts with Cancer, New Study Says

When Elon Musk announced that SpaceX was going to start crewed missions to Mars in the 2020s, it was a cause for excitement and...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 - 12:24PM

Mars For Sale: These Astrophysicists Are Selling Martian Dirt To NASA – But When Can We Expect To Buy Our Own?

You can walk into a store or museum right now and buy a meteorite for a couple bucks, but the odds of getting your hands on a pack of...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 11:46AM

Found! NASA's Orbiter Has Spotted the Unresponsive Mars Opportunity Rover

It has been a few months since NASA lost its $400 million Opportunity Rover to a dust storm on Mars, but at least now they have a...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 10:27AM

New Study Claims Mars Could Have Supported Underground Life

At this point, the "will they/won't they" relationship between Mars and some hypothetical form of microbial life has surpassed most...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 12:07PM

Elon Musk Says We're Going to Have a Full-Fledged 'Mars Base Alpha' by 2028

On the heels of Elon Musk's big reveal of the identity of the world's first space tourist to fly around the Moon, he's made another...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 11:34AM

HAL 9000? The Curiosity Rover Just Stopped Sending Data Back To NASA, But It's Still Fully Operational

You've probably encountered error messages before: Error 404 (Page Not Found), Error 403 (Forbidden) or – if you're very lucky –...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 11:53AM

New Curiosity Rover Panorama Photo Lets You Explore Mars' Vera Rubin Ridge

After a couple failed attempts, NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover successfully collected a new rock sample by drilling into the planet's...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 07 September 2018 - 12:41PM

NASA Will Give You $750,000 if You Can Solve Their Mars CO2 Problem

If and when humankind finally reaches Mars and begins the process of building a colony, we're going to need a few a...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 - 10:14AM

NASA's InSight Probe Took A Selfie After Passing The Halfway Point To Mars

It took a little over three months, but NASA is reporting that its $830 million InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 11:16AM

NASA's Curiosity Rover Found a Strange Object on Mars

People have spotted all kinds of strange things on Mars, from supposed cannonballs to "walled cities," but most are usually...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 20 August 2018 - 1:29PM

NASA Has Lost Its $400 Million Mars Rover In a Dust Storm

If you think losing a $20 bill to a washing machine is painful, try putting yourself in NASA's shoes. The space agency lost contact...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 13 August 2018 - 10:25AM