Mars

Digging deeper into Mars

Digging deeper into Mars

Water is the key to life on Earth. Scientists continue to unravel the mystery of life on Mars by investigating evidence of water in...
giant collision

A giant impact: solving the mystery of how Mars’ moons formed

Where did the two natural satellites of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, come from? For a long time, their shape suggested that they were asteroids...
Interstellar: Crossing the Cosmic Void

Interstellar: Crossing the Cosmic Void

Humanity’s great leap into the space between the stars has, in a sense, already begun. NASA's Voyager 1 probe broke through the sun’s magnetic bubble...
extraterrestrial observers

What if extraterrestrial observers called, but nobody heard?

As scientists step up their search for other life in the universe, two astrophysicists are proposing a way to make sure we don't miss...
To save on weight, a detour to the moon is the best route to Mars

To save on weight, a detour to the moon is the best route to...

Launching humans to Mars may not require a full tank of gas: A new MIT study suggests that a Martian mission may lighten its...
Search for clues to life on Mars takes researchers to Hawaii

Search for clues to life on Mars takes researchers to Hawaii

The rugged terrain of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano – an active and relatively young volcano located along the southern shores of the big island—may provide...
Full go-ahead for building ExoMars 2020

Full go-ahead for building ExoMars 2020 to search for life on mars

The first ExoMars mission arrived at the Red Planet in October and now the second mission has been confirmed to complete its construction for...
How on earth does NASA choose a landing site on Mars

How on earth does NASA choose a landing site on Mars?

Getting to the surface of Mars takes years of planning, engineering and science work, a successful launch, and a months-long journey of millions of...
The Coolest Landscape on Mars

The coolest landscape on Mars (or Earth)

Many Martian landscapes contain features that are familiar to ones we find on Earth, like river valleys, cliffs, glaciers and volcanos. However, Mars has an...
Gale Crater now

Mars rock-ingredient stew seen as plus for habitability

NASA's Curiosity rover is climbing a layered Martian mountain and finding evidence of how ancient lakes and wet underground environments changed, billions of years...