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Could We Colonize Mars?

Sending humans to Mars is something that many are hopeful will happen in the next few decades, possibly by the 2040s, according to NASA. But what …

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Some Mars Minerals with Watery Past May be Relatively Young

Minerals formed by water altering precursor geological materials are widespread on Mars. Most come from a wet era more than 3.7 billion years ago, …

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Seasonal Changes on Far-Northern Mars

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped this series of false-color pictures of …

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3D-Printed Bubble House Made for Mars

Last week, NASA announced the top 30 finalists for their 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge.<p>The contest is meant to encourage innovation in the area of …

Mars Facts: Life, Water and Robots on the Red Planet

Mars is the fourth planet from the sun. Befitting the red planet's bloody color, the Romans named it after their god of war. The Romans copied the …

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Living in Space Saps Your Immune System

Yet another problem with keeping humans alive in microgravity.<p>If there's one thing worse than getting sick, it's getting sick millions of miles from home. Unfortunately for Earth's vanguard of Martian explorers, that very well could be what's in store.<p>NASA researchers have just completed the first …

NASA Wants to Make a C-3PO to Help Colonize Mars, But That May Not Be a Super Idea

What is your favorite space robot? How about stalwart Opportunity, still doing Martian science 11 years after its mission was supposed to end? …

Lunar Pit Stop? Mars-Bound Astronauts May Refuel Near Moon

Humanity's most efficient path to Mars includes a pit stop near the moon, a new study suggests.<p>Mars-bound crewed spacecraft should launch with just …

'How We'll Live on Mars': Q&A with Author Stephen Petranek

Stephen Petranek, an award-winning journalist and technology forecaster, thinks people will be living on Mars within 20 years.<p>Petranek states his …

Future of fuel? Canadian company captures CO2 from air, turns into storable pellets

A Canadian company has big plans for the future of fuel, and it involves capturing carbon dioxide from the air. The start-up, backed by Bill Gates, …

NASA finds its “strongest evidence yet” that water flows on Mars

As much as a fifth of Mars may have been once covered with water—and there may still be some liquid water on the planet, NASA announced today. That is good news if we humans ever hope to find life there, or to colonize the red planet.<p>In 2011, Lujendra Ojha at the Georgia Institute of Technology and …

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What Space Does to Your Body and Mind

Expedition 44 to the International Space Station has been successfully completed after three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan. The mission saw a …