Mars

Researchers Simulate a Mars Mission in an Israeli Desert

As we're slowly developing the necessary technology to transport humans to Mars, more and more people around our home planet are...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 4:35PM

NASA's Mars Orbiter Suddenly Switches to Precautionary Standby Mode

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter probe hasn't had an easy time as of late.The MRO has spent the past decade living up to its name, as...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 2:15PM

Opportunity Rover Celebrates 5000 Days on Mars With a New Discovery

When NASA's Opportunity rover first landed on Mars in 2004, it was expected to last around three months before it inevitably broke...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 8:57PM

Presidential Candidate Says He Time Traveled to Mars With Barack Obama in Secret Government Program

Andrew Basiago is a trial lawyer who ran as an independent candidate for US President in 2016. He is also, he claims, a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 10:47AM

Curiosity Rover Discovers Clue in 'Rock Stripes' That Mars Has Its Own Water Cycle

As it approaches 5,000 Martian days on the Red Planet, the Opportunity has proven once again that wondrous discoveries can lurk...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 10:28AM

NASA Wants to Send a Piece of Martian Rock Back Home

Earth currently has an extremely limited amount of Martian rocks to study. We've never managed a successful round trip flight to and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 7:26PM

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is Now Selling Mars-Themed Solar Backpacks

As one of the first men to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission, Buzz Aldrin is a revered astronaut who's had to keep himself...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 8:43PM

NASA is Teaching Their 'Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter' to Use Star Charts

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is no spring chicken — the space probe first launched all the way back in 2005.And after over...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 6:27PM

Tiny Crystals in Mars Rocks Finally Reveal What Happened to Water on the Red Planet

Despite the superstar status of scientists like Albert Einstein (who upended Newtonian physics from a Swiss patent office) and Richard...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 10:20AM

Oman Mars Desert Simulation Prepares Humans for Colonizing the Red Planet

Right now, in the barren Oman desert, a group of would-be astronauts is roaming around in aluminum space suits, training for what...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 12:03PM

Mars Curiosity Rover Sends Back Photo of Massive Mount Sharp

While NASA prepares their fancy Mars 2020 rover to be launched in... well, 2020, the previous Mars rover is still running extremely...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 02 February 2018 - 7:22PM

Epic Panorama Taken by Curiosity Rover Shows 6 Years of Mars Exploration in 1 Photo

After six years of exploring Mars, Curiosity has only traveled a total of about 11 miles across the Martian surface.   Despite the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 12:34PM

Devastating Dust Storms Stole Mars' Atmosphere and Water, Says New Study

Based on everything we've discovered thus far, Mars isn't exactly an ideal vacation destination.There may not be much danger of rain...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 26 January 2018 - 10:28AM

'Liquid Sunlight' Could Produce Oxygen and Clean Fuel for Future Mars Colonies

Scientists at Berkeley are hard at work creating what they've named "liquid sunlight," a process by which solar light is used to turn...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 25 January 2018 - 10:51AM

Joint Europe-Russia Space Mission Seeks to Find Alien Life on Mars

The European Space Agency (ESA) is teaming up with Roscosmos, the Russian equivalent of NASA, for ExoMars, an ongoing, long-term...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 11:33AM

NASA's New Mars Lander InSight Just Passed a Crucial Test

It's a big day for NASA: New Mars lander InSight just passed its crucial first test in its ability to search for alien life on the...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 10:50AM

Mars One Announces Plans for 'Floating Cities' on Venus and Jupiter's Moons

Mars One and its flagship project to colonize the Red Planet with a small group of trained laypeople has been called a lot of...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 January 2018 - 12:01PM

Arctic Research Technique Could Help Detect Life on Mars

Searching for signs of life on Mars is no easy task, for lots of fairly obvious reasons. Testing out any possible strategy is tough...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 20 January 2018 - 12:26PM

NASA Tests a Mini Nuclear Reactor Designed for Mars Colonies

At an official facility in Nevada, the US government is currently testing a prototype miniature nuclear reactor that should one...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 6:46PM

We Just Discovered a Revolutionary Tool to Find Aliens on Mars

The search for life on other planets is still pretty inefficient. While the vast majority of instruments on astrobiology missions are...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 12:50PM