Mars

Life on Mars can survive for millions of years even right near the surface

Life on Mars can survive for millions of years even right near the surface

Mars is not exactly a friendly place for life as we know it. While temperatures at the equator can reach as high as a balmy...
Mars is severely gassed out

Mars is severely gassed out

New measurements of Mars' thin atmosphere show that most of it has been lost to space due to bombardment from solar wind. This was the...
Mars' surface water

Mars’ surface water: We finally know what happened

An international study has revealed that the sun may not have evaporated away all of Mars' surface water after all. Instead, the surface water on...
Mars volcano, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

Mars volcano, Earth’s dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

New NASA research reveals that the giant Martian shield volcano Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to reveal secrets of the red planet Mars

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to reveal secrets of the red planet Mars

The planet Mars has fascinated scientists for over a century. Today, it is a frigid desert world with a carbon dioxide atmosphere 100 times thinner...
Evidence of 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars discovered

Evidence of 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars discovered

Analysis of a Martian meteorite found in Africa in 2012 has uncovered evidence of at least 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars. This confirms...
Solar-powered Mars rover approaching 5,000th Martian dawn

Solar-powered Mars rover approaching 5,000th Martian dawn

The Sun will rise on NASA's solar-powered Mars rover Opportunity for the 5,000th time on Saturday, sending rays of energy to a golf-cart-size robotic...
Long-lived Mars Rover Opportunity keeps finding surprises

Long-lived Mars Rover Opportunity keeps finding surprises

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity keeps providing surprises about the Red Planet, most recently with observations of possible "rock stripes." The ground texture seen in...
Mars 2020 Rover is going to be taking a chunk of Mars back to… Mars

Mars 2020 Rover is going to be taking a chunk of Mars back to…...

In July of 2020, the Mars 2020 rover – the latest from NASA’s Mars Exploration Program – will begin its long journey to the...
Potential human habitat located on the moon

Potential human habitat located on the moon

This tube could be the spot for a city on the moon A large open lava tube in the Marius Hills region of the moon...