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Mars Express image shows the boundary between the planet’s hemispheres

Mars Express image shows the boundary between the planet’s hemispheres

Mars's hemispheres are strikingly different, and the boundary consists of broken ground called fetted terrain.
Mars 2020 rover leaves home on 2,300-mile journey to Florida for launch

Mars 2020 rover leaves home on 2,300-mile journey to Florida for launch

“The next time our rover takes to the skies, it will be headed to Mars“
Mars is entering Capricorn, so be mindful of where you invest your time

Mars is entering Capricorn, so be mindful of where you invest your time

On Sunday, February 16th, Mars will enter Capricorn and remain there until Tuesday, March 31st. But what does this mean exactly? Let’s find out. Mars represents where we invest our energy and how it’s
NASA’s Epic Gamble to Get Martian Dirt Back to Earth

NASA’s Epic Gamble to Get Martian Dirt Back to Earth

The space agency’s round-trip mission to the Red Planet won’t be easy, but Mars Sample Return will answer fundamental questions beyond our terrestrial sphere.
First city on Mars? No thanks

First city on Mars? No thanks

I have never taken the idea of large-scale colonization of Mars very seriously, at least not for the foreseeable future. Nothing about these two videos changes my mind. When thinking about
NASA Requests Funding for Audacious Plan to Bring Martian Soil to Earth

NASA Requests Funding for Audacious Plan to Bring Martian Soil to Earth

NASA is officially asking Congress to fund a Mars sample-return project, in what would be one of the most complex missions ever attempted by the space agency. Read more...
NASA Requests Funding for Audacious Plan to Bring Martian Soil to Earth

NASA Requests Funding for Audacious Plan to Bring Martian Soil to Earth

NASA is officially asking Congress to fund a Mars sample-return project, in what would be one of the most complex missions ever attempted by the space agency. Read more...

The Future of Space Food

MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative focuses on all kinds of research and preparation for “the day when humanity becomes a space-native civilization, as comfortable in the cosmos as we have
NASA is going to bring pieces of Mars back to Earth

NASA is going to bring pieces of Mars back to Earth

NASA's Mars 2020 mission is definitely going to be one for the record books. The rover being sent to the Red Planet is capable of tasks that no other machine on Mars can perform, and that means many
NASA talks SuperCam that will head to Mars aboard the Mars 2020 rover

NASA talks SuperCam that will head to Mars aboard the Mars 2020 rover

NASA is taking up the new instrument that it will be sending to Mars aboard the Mars 2020 rover. The rover is set to launch this summer, and the instrument that NASA is talking about is the SuperCam.
NASA talks SuperCam that will head to Mars aboard the Mars 2020 rover

NASA talks SuperCam that will head to Mars aboard the Mars 2020 rover

NASA is taking up the new instrument that it will be sending to Mars aboard the Mars 2020 rover. The rover is set to launch this summer, and the instrument that NASA is talking about is the SuperCam.
Watch the Mars 2020 rover’s laser in action

Watch the Mars 2020 rover’s laser in action

NASA's Mars 2020 rover will be the most complex and powerful piece of science equipment the space agency has ever sent to the Red Planet. It's packed with a variety of instruments designed to collect
Scientists say Mars had salty, comfortable lakes

Scientists say Mars had salty, comfortable lakes

Of all the planets scientists have studied over the years, Mars is the one that we know the most about. We've sent orbiters, probes, and rovers to the Red Planet, and we've gathered an incredible
Changes in Mars’ atmosphere are driven by enormous CO2 ice cap at its pole

Changes in Mars’ atmosphere are driven by enormous CO2 ice cap at its pole

Sublimation of the carbon dioxide ice cap on Mars' south pole affects atmospheric pressure across the planet.
There's a bipartisan bill authorizing NASA to go to Mars ... it deserves a bipartisan defeat

There's a bipartisan bill authorizing NASA to go to Mars ... it deserves a bipartisan defeat

The most consistent thing about NASA over the last forty years has been inconsistency. Politicians on both side of the aisle have pushed space policy on the basis of how many jobs a program creates in
Here Are The 30 Best Photos That NASA’s Curiosity Has Taken After 7 Years On Mars

Here Are The 30 Best Photos That NASA’s Curiosity Has Taken After 7 Years On Mars

Here’s how Curiosity looked 7 years ago and now For a long time, Mars seemed like a frontier that’s untouchable....

NASA’s Next Mars Rover Will Search for Signs of Life—But What Will We Call It?

Before the rover can get its science on, it needs a name.
Caltech study may have explained Martian atmosphere mystery

Caltech study may have explained Martian atmosphere mystery

In the mid-1960s, scientists from Caltech, Robert B. Leighton, and Bruce C. Murray theorized about the carbon dioxide in the Martian atmosphere that was discovered on a flyby by Mariner IV. The
Caltech study may have explained Martian atmosphere mystery

Caltech study may have explained Martian atmosphere mystery

In the mid-1960s, scientists from Caltech, Robert B. Leighton, and Bruce C. Murray theorized about the carbon dioxide in the Martian atmosphere that was discovered on a flyby by Mariner IV. The
Congress Is Getting Serious About Sending Humans to Mars in 2033

Congress Is Getting Serious About Sending Humans to Mars in 2033

A newly proposed House authorization bill would push back NASA’s deadline to land humans on the Moon to 2028 instead of 2024, while also calling for a crewed landing on Mars in 2033. Reactions to this