Comet Siding Spring Gives Mars a Really Close Shave

This past October 19, the comet came within roughly 87,000 miles (139,500 kilometers) of the Red Planet
by Laura Sinpetru, October 20th, 2014

Mars' Encounter with Comet Siding Spring Explained in One Infographic

The Red Plant and the comet will come very close to one another this October 19, astronomers say they will not collide
by Laura Sinpetru, October 18th, 2014

Mars Thinks It's on “The Biggest Loser,” Is Shedding Hydrogen like Crazy

The Red Planet is also shaking off oxygen and carbon, evidence provided by NASA's MAVEN spacecraft indicates
by Laura Sinpetru, October 15th, 2014

One-in-a-Million-Years Event: On October 19, a Comet Will Visit Mars

The comet, dubbed Siding Spring, is expected to get as close as 87,000 miles (139,500 kilometers) from the Red Planet
by Laura Sinpetru, October 10th, 2014

Astronauts of the Future Might Sleep Their Way to Mars

The idea is to put astronauts in a deep sleep state not very different to suspended animation, specialists explain
by Laura Sinpetru, October 7th, 2014
Mars' Grand Canyon Was Once Home to Massive Glaciers, Evidence Indicates

Mars' Grand Canyon Was Once Home to Massive Glaciers, Evidence Indicates

by Laura Sinpetru, September 30th, 2014
Scientists believe to have found first ever mineralogical evidence of long-lost glaciers in Mars' Grand Canyon

India's Mangalyaan Spacecraft Reaches Mars, Starts Orbiting It

The spacecraft left Earth on November 4, 2013, reached Mars just 2 days after NASA's MAVEN probe got there
by Laura Sinpetru, September 24th, 2014

NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Reaches Mars, Gets Busy Orbiting It

The spacecraft spent 10 month journeying through space to reach the Red Planet, will soon start studying it
by Laura Sinpetru, September 22nd, 2014

On September 24, India's Mars Spacecraft Will Start Orbiting the Red Planet

The spacecraft left Earth in late 2013, carries a total of 5 scientific instruments that will serve to study the planet
by Laura Sinpetru, September 17th, 2014

Cell-like Structure That Once Held Water Found in Martian Meteorite

The meteorite accommodating for this structure is estimated to be about 1.3 billion years old, its nickname is Nakhla
by Laura Sinpetru, September 16th, 2014

The Curiosity Rover Turned Hiker Readies to Explore Mars' Mount Sharp

The Martian mountain the rover will soon explore sits at the center of Mars' Gale Crater, NASA scientists explain
by Laura Sinpetru, September 12th, 2014
NASA Will Purposely Give the Mars Rover Opportunity Amnesia

NASA Will Purposely Give the Mars Rover Opportunity Amnesia

by Laura Sinpetru, September 3rd, 2014
The little robot will have its memory wiped sometime next month, NASA says

Watch: Never Before Seen Footage of NASA's “Flying Saucer” Test

This latest “flying saucer” test flight was carried out in late June at a base in Hawaii
by Laura Sinpetru, August 11th, 2014

Google Maps Takes You to the Moon and Mars

As the second anniversary of Curiosity on Mars approaches, Google adds some cool views
by Gabriela Vatu, August 6th, 2014

All You Need to Know About the Mars 2020 Rover in One Infographic

NASA reveals the seven carefully selected instruments the rover will be carrying
by Laura Sinpetru, August 1st, 2014
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