Mars

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

NASA's 3-D Printed Mars Habitat Contest Winners Offer Us A Look At A Martian Future

Five teams from the United States are sharing in a $100,000 prize in the latest stage of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial...

Super User
Tuesday, 07 August 2018 - 10:47AM

Elon Musk Thinks He Can Go Full-On Lex Luthor On Mars – But NASA Thinks The SpaceX CEO Is Losing His Mind

For years Elon Musk has compared Mars to an HGTV project, calling the planet a “fixer-upper” like it’s some kind of rust-colored...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 - 3:51PM

Double Feature In The Sky – Mars At Its Brightest For the Next Two Hundred Years And A Blood Moon Eclipse

Skywatchers are in for a late-night double-feature picture show this weekend. We already cleared up the...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 27 July 2018 - 1:31PM

Huge Underground Lake Of Liquid Salt Water Discovered Buried On Mars' South Pole – Here's Everything You Need To Know

A team of astronomers working in Italy has reported a brimming lake of liquid salt water on Mars. The study broke just this morning...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 - 1:17PM

How 17-Year-Old Alyssa Carson Will Become the Youngest Person Ever To Visit Space - And the First to Step On Mars

The youngest person ever certified for space travel is a 17-year-old girl from Louisiana. Alyssa Carson graduated from the Advanced...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 - 3:46PM

New Full-Color 3D X-Ray Can See Right Through You

A father and son team of scientists at the Universities of Canterbury and Otago in New Zealand have made history with the first 3D...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 - 10:17AM

Martian Arachnids? NASA Images Reveal Seasonal Clusters of 'Spiders' at Mars' South Pole

Before you ask: no, this is not the beginning of one of those big bug movies from the 1950s where insects the size of buildings attack...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 16 July 2018 - 11:40AM

NASA Found (And Destroyed) Proof Of Life On Mars In 1976 – How This One Study Unraveled The Threads Of Everything We Know

Imagine coming face-to-face with the Loch Ness monster and managing to take a picture of it, only to accidentally drop your phone...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 12 July 2018 - 11:31AM

How the UAE Space Agency Has Done More in Four Years Than Most Agencies Do in a Lifetime

Today marks the United Arab Emirates Space Agency’s fourth anniversary on the world stage as a competitive player in space and...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 12 July 2018 - 10:58AM

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Says NASA Could Have Gone to Mars in the '60s, But Can't Do it Now

The most basic understanding of what NASA does is daily innovation and research on all things space-related. For outsiders looking...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 - 10:39AM

NASA Captures Surreal 'Blue' Sand Dune Discovered Amidst the Red Dust of Mars

The Hubble Telescope has captured some amazing images from space, but the new image from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 1:15PM

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Photographs a 'Blue Dune' on the Red Planet

Mars is called the Red Planet because it's predominantly red, of course. But that hasn't stopped NASA from taking some blue...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 12:02PM

All the Ways You Can Kill Yourself on Mars: The Most Disastrous Astronaut Simulation Ever

With all our technological cunning, with everything at our disposal, at this point in human evolution, just how wrong could a human...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 1:44PM

The Entirety of Mars is Now Covered By a Single Massive Dust Storm

A couple weeks ago, NASA grew concerned that their aging Mars rover Opportunity could be in danger, as it lay right in the path of...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 6:14PM