Mars

Future Mars astronauts’ diet will likely include space lettuce

Elon Musk wants to send a million people to Mars, and we would love to see that happen sooner rather…

Europe postpones Mars mission over ExoMars rover issue and Coronavirus

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced that its ExoMars rover would not fly this year. The mission, a collaboration with…

Elon Musk on humans in Mars before he dies, urges faster pace of progress

Elon Musk has a major goal: to get humanity to Mars before he dies. A lofty goal that he reiterated…

NASA’s Curiosity rover discovers interesting Martian organics

NASA's Curiosity rover touched down on the red planet, tasked with one major goal: to assess the habitability of Mars.…

NASA’s newest Mars rover gets christened with a ‘strong’ official name

NASA's next Mars rover will depart Earth in July, bound for the red planet. After landing in Feb. of next…

NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover captures epic view of Martian surface

NASA's Curiosity rover is quite the photographer. As most Americans¬†were busy chowing down on their favorite Thanksgiving dinner, the six-wheeled…

‘Marsquakes’ are a thing and they can tell us a lot about the red planet

NASA's InSight lander has spent the last year listening to the deep rumble of the red planet's interior. And its…

Mars could have a Leap Day like Earth but way more complicated

February 29, "leap day",¬† is an oddity on the calendar that occurs every four years in an attempt to sync…

SpaceX wins launch contract for NASA mission to study unique metal asteroid

SpaceX has been awarded a $117 million launch contract for NASA's Psyche mission that will study a unique metal asteroid…

NASA’s Mars Lander finds that the Red Planet’s magnetic field is really weird

Researchers studying the red planet uncovered a big surprise: the Martian magnetic field is about 10 times stronger than previously…

Martian dust storms are driving away spacecraft-saving dust devils

Dust devils are pretty common on Mars - the Red Planet is, after all, a very dusty and windy place.…

NASA Mars 2020 rover arrives in Florida to prep for July launch to the red planet

NASA's next Mars rover arrived in Florida this week (Feb. 12) to begin final preparations ahead of its planned July…

NASA ramps Mars preparations with groundbreaking for new antenna

Ever wonder how spacecraft spread throughout our solar system communicate with Earth? They do so through an international array of…

Mars sample-return mission gets boost from Trump’s 2021 budget request

On Monday, Feb. 10, the White House released its 2021 federal budget request, and in it, the administration identified NASA's…

Mars’ longtime polar mystery may have finally been solved

From the surface, Mars may seem like a dry, desert-like world lacking water, but a closer look at the planet's…

Mars’ atmosphere could help us better understand radio interference here on Earth

Have you ever tuned in to your favorite radio station only to hear another station playing on top of it?…

Mars buildings could be built using components made from bacteria

Bacteria could be useful construction tools when it comes to building cities on Mars. Elon Musk recently detailed his plans…

NASA’s newest space observatory could sniff exoplanet atmospheres for signs of life

Over the course of our existence, humanity has struggled to definitively answer the question: "Are we alone?" Is Earth the…

NASA needs help bringing Martian samples back to Earth

NASA's upcoming Mars 2020 rover will land on the red planet in 2021. It's mission: to looks for signs of…

Mars rover to Earth, this red planet has a methane problem

NASA's Curiosity rover has been exploring an area of Mars called Gale Crater, since landing on the red planet in…