Mars

Martian crater provides reminder of Apollo moonwalk

Martian crater provides reminder of Apollo moonwalk

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity passed near a young crater this spring during the 45th anniversary of Apollo 16's trip to Earth's moon, prompting...
Mars Rover Concept Vehicle

NASA’s new Mars rover concept vehicle

When it comes time to explore Mars with crewed missions, a number of challenges will present themselves. Aside from the dangers that come with long-duration...
NASA MAVEN's top 10 discoveries at Mars

NASA MAVEN’s top 10 discoveries at Mars

On June 17, NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) will celebrate 1,000 Earth days in orbit around the Red Planet. Since its launch...
Elon Musk's vision of a self-sustaining city on Mars published in New Space

Elon Musk’s vision of a self-sustaining city on Mars published in New Space

The Commentary entitled “Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species ”presents the vision of Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, for future manned trips to other planets and...
The image on the left is what Mars looks like today. On the right is what Mars would look like according to a new study.

Mars Had Way More Water on Its Surface Than We Thought

Mars has an extensive network of ancient valleys that were likely carved out by water over geologic time periods. Now a new study suggests that...
Cancer risk for a human Mars mission just got a lot worse

Cancer risk for a human Mars mission just got a lot worse

Astronauts hoping to take part in a crewed mission to Mars might want to pack some additional rad tablets! Long before NASA announced their proposal...
Long-gone lake on Mars resembled those on Earth

Long-gone lake on Mars resembled those on Earth

Information collected during NASA’s Curiosity rover mission suggests that an ancient, long-gone lake on Mars once had chemical and physical properties similar to those...
Curiosity samples reveal diverse environments on Mars

Curiosity samples reveal diverse environments on Mars

NASA scientists have found a wide diversity of minerals in the initial samples of rocks collected by the Curiosity rover in the lowermost layers...
Collateral damage from cosmic rays increases cancer risks for Mars astronauts

Collateral damage from cosmic rays increases cancer risks for Mars astronauts

The cancer risk for a human mission to Mars has effectively doubled following a UNLV study predicting a dramatic increase in the disease for...
Curiosity Mars rover peels back layers on ancient Martian lake

Curiosity Mars rover peels back layers on ancient Martian lake

A long-lasting lake on ancient Mars provided stable environmental conditions that differed significantly from one part of the lake to another, according to a...