NASA Wants to Visit Asteroid, Kidnap One of the Boulders on Its Surface

Once captured, the space boulder will be made to orbit the Moon and serve as a playground for astronauts
by Laura Sinpetru, March 26th, 2015
 

Now Dry and Barren Mars Was Once Habitable, New Evidence Indicates

Mind you, the fact that Mars might have been habitable in its early days does not mean it undoubtedly hosted life
by Laura Sinpetru, March 25th, 2015
 

NASA Finally Agrees on Landing Site for Its Next Mars Lander

The lander, dubbed InSight, is expected to reach the surface of the Red Planet sometime in September 2016
by Laura Sinpetru, March 7th, 2015
 

Eons Ago, a Mammoth Ocean Occupied Mars' Northern Hemisphere

Astronomers believe this primitive ocean was big enough to cover nearly half of the hemisphere, also quite deep
by Laura Sinpetru, March 6th, 2015
NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Completes Deep-Dip Maneuver on Mars

NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Completes Deep-Dip Maneuver on Mars

by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2015
Between February 10 and 18, the probe moved stunningly close to Mars and studied the lower end of its upper atmosphere
 

Bizarre Plumes on Mars Have Scientists Scratching Their Heads

The plumes, caught on camera on several occasions, sometimes rise to altitudes of over 250 kilometers (155 miles)
by Laura Sinpetru, February 17th, 2015
 

Mars' South Polar Ice Cap Looks like a Space Cappuccino

The red- and brown-hued landscapes in this corner of the planet look just like chocolate and caramel
by Laura Sinpetru, February 11th, 2015
 

Eons Ago, a Moon-Sized Object Likely Crashed into Mars

The impact was so powerful that it birthed an ocean of magma covering the planet's entire southern hemisphere
by Laura Sinpetru, January 29th, 2015
 

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

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

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

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

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
 
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