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Why are the volcanoes on Earth active, but the ones on Mars are not?

Volcanoes have been an important part of the history of both Earth and Mars. So why do we not see any activity on Mars today? The...

Five things you need to do to build a home on Mars

If you had to live the rest of your life on Mars, what would you miss the most? Figuring out how we could be comfortable...

Five reasons to forget Mars for now and return to the moon

Hopes of colonizing Mars rest on the premise that we could terraform the red planet, making it habitable for humans with a breathable atmosphere...

How to grow crops on Mars if we are to live on the red...

Preparations are already underway for missions that will land humans on Mars in a decade or so. But what would people eat if these missions...

Scientists discover a huge liquid water lake beneath the southern pole of Mars

We now know that there is permanent liquid water on Mars, according to a paper published in the journal Science. This finding comes from research...
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover surveys a mystery under dusty skies

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover surveys a mystery under dusty skies

After snagging a new rock sample on Aug. 9, NASA's Curiosity rover surveyed its surroundings on Mars, producing a 360-degree panorama of its current location on...

Martian skies clearing over Opportunity Rover

A planet-encircling dust storm on Mars, which was first detected May 30 and halted operations for the Opportunity rover, continues to abate. With clearing skies...

What’s going on with the search for life on Mars?

A flurry of Mars-related news has generated a lot of attention for the red planet and raises questions about where it all fits into...

Six things about Mars Opportunity rover’s recovery efforts

NASA's Opportunity rover has been silent since June 10, when a planet-encircling dust storm cut off solar power for the nearly-15-year-old rover. Now that scientists...

Why it’s so hard to go to the Sun

It takes 55 times more energy to go to the Sun than it does to go to Mars. The Sun contains 99.8 percent of the...