Watch: NASA Has a Mars Helicopter in the Works

The idea is to use such a rotorcraft to look over slopes, hills and even rocks that regular rovers can't see beyond
by Laura Sinpetru, January 23rd, 2015
 

NASA and Microsoft Team Up to Virtually Explore Mars in 3D

Working together, NASA and Microsoft scientists will develop a 3D simulation of the Martian environment
by Laura Sinpetru, January 23rd, 2015
 

Rocks on Mars Kind of, Sort of Look like an Ancient Cat Statue

The rocks were photographed by the Curiosity rover, some say they prove an entire civilization once thrived on Mars
by Laura Sinpetru, January 21st, 2015
 

Watch: Raw Images of the Beagle 2 Lander Lost on Mars in 2003

The Beagle 2 lander reached the surface of the Red Planet on December 25, 2003, was never seen or heard from since
by Laura Sinpetru, January 20th, 2015
The Beagle Has Landed: Spacecraft Lost on Mars in 2003 Finally Found

The Beagle Has Landed: Spacecraft Lost on Mars in 2003 Finally Found

by Laura Sinpetru, January 17th, 2015
The Beagle 2 lander reached the Red Planet on December 25, 2003, researchers lost contact with it the very same day
 

NASA's Curiosity Rover Readies to Drill into Martian Rock

This week, the Curiosity rover will merely prick the rock in an attempt to determine whether deep drilling is feasible
by Laura Sinpetru, January 16th, 2015
 

Why We Are Searching for Signs of Life on Mars of All Planets

There are eight planets in the Solar System, yet it’s Mars alone scientists are exploring in the hope of finding life
by Laura Sinpetru, January 11th, 2015
 

Signs of Life on Mars: Odd Rocks Might Have Been Shaped by Microbes

Images obtained by the Curiosity rover show rocks on Mars resemble terrestrial structures modeled by microorganisms
by Laura Sinpetru, January 9th, 2015
 

Plants Might Land on Mars Long Before We Do, No Joke

Come 2018, not-for-profit organization Mars One plans to land a teeny tiny, self-contained greenhouse on the Red Planet
by Laura Sinpetru, January 7th, 2015
 

Insanely Sensitive Detector Promises to Zoom In on the Motion of Alien Life

The detector is so sensitive it can isolate and pin down vibration signatures produced by individual cells
by Laura Sinpetru, December 30th, 2014
Top 10 Coolest Science News of the Week: December 15-21, 2014

Top 10 Coolest Science News of the Week: December 15-21, 2014

by Laura Sinpetru, December 21st, 2014
For those who missed them, here are this week's absolute best news and announcements from the world of science
 

NASA Wants to Send Astronauts to Venus, Have Them Study the Planet

The astronauts would not land on Venus, instead remain airborne some 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the surface
by Laura Sinpetru, December 20th, 2014
 

Organic Molecules Considered the Building Blocks of Life Found on Mars

The presence of organic molecules on the Red Planet was documented with the help of NASA's Curiosity rover
by Laura Sinpetru, December 17th, 2014
 

NASA's Orion Is Now En Route to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, US

The ship that carried the Orion back to shore docked in San Diego this Monday, the spacecraft was soon off-loaded
by Laura Sinpetru, December 10th, 2014
 

Mars' Fairly Impressive Mount Sharp Was Once a Lake, NASA Says

The mountain sits in the Red Planet's Gale Crater, evidence indicates it formed from sediments deposited in a lake bed
by Laura Sinpetru, December 9th, 2014
 

NASA's Orion Launch Was One for the Books, a Perfectly Smooth Ride

The Mars-bound spacecraft successfully completed its first trip to space and back this past December 5
by Laura Sinpetru, December 6th, 2014
 
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