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By Dan Monroe | News related to the eventual colonization of Mars
Martian weather and soil conditions that NASA's Curiosity rover has measured, together with a type of salt found in …NASA
Let's start with a pop quiz (space junkies can skip this test). True or False, Mercury is:
1) The planet closest to the sun in our solar system
2) So hot that water couldn't possibly exist there
3) Something used in old-style glass thermometers
4) A planet you don't think about very often
Answers: True, …Astronomy
It's not going to be enough to slake the thirst of the elusive Mars bunny, but scientists say new research seems to support the theory that what looks like a bone-dry red planet during the day could be dotted with tiny puddles of salty water at night.
Experts have long thought that a particular kind …Research
Elon Musk has built a $12 billion company in an endeavor to pave the way to Mars for humanity. He insists that Mars is a "long-term insurance policy" for "the light of consciousness" in the face of climate change, extinction events, and our recklessness with technology.
On the other hand, astronaut …Mars
Check out audition videos of Mars mission REJECTS. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the would-be astronauts who won't be.Mars
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Dr. Harold "Sonny" White is still working on a warp driveat NASA's Johnson Space Center. His work is still in the experimental stage but that doesn't …NASA
Aeronautics giant Airbus has completed its project to recreate the surface of Mars in Stevenage, UK. The site, roughly the size of a basketball …
Yesterday, I named a crater on Mars. In fact, I named two.
The process was really easy. Through a website, I clicked on a map of Mars, chose my …Mars
For the uninitiated, Lego Cuusoo is a forum for brick fans to submit, and vote on, potential sets that may one day make it to a Lego store near you. …Lego
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- NASA's launch of the Mars Science Laboratory -- hampered by technical difficulties and cost overruns -- has been delayed until the fall of 2011, NASA officials said at a news conference Thursday in Washington.
A photo illustration of a laser-equipped vehicle that is set to be …Mars
Curiosity has uncovered ancient, once-wet lakebeds, but there might be some active streams, too.
The intrepid Mars rover Curiosity has already confirmed that water once flowed on Mars, but that it's long since dried up. Still, that doesn't mean there's not flowing water now, too.
NASA data has long …
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA hopes its newest Mars spacecraft lives up to its know-it-all name.
The robotic explorer called Maven is due to blast off Monday on a 10-month journey to the red planet. There, it will orbit Mars and study the atmosphere to try to understand how the planet morphed …
The nonprofit group that intends to send the first humans to Mars has announced that its first mission will be unmanned. The plan is to launch an orbiter and a lander to be built by established aerospace companies by 2018. Now it just has to raise the money.
In a press conference in Washington, D.C. …
An ancient lake on Mars was capable of supporting life for tens or hundreds of thousands of years, researchers reported today based on findings from NASA's Curiosity rover. In March, NASA announced that the lake was once capable of supporting microbial life, but little more was known. Now …NASA
Mars One hopes to send people to the red planet by 2023.
Looking for an out-of-this-world experience? Mars One, a non-profit agency, is accepting applications for astronauts to help build the first settlement on the red planet in 2023.
Astronauts will undergo a whopping eight years of training before …
NASA has announced plans to build a new rover to land on Mars in 2020. NASA’s current estimated cost for the new rover is $1.5 billion. It will be built based on the design developed for the Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars in August this year.
Curiosity has an on-board lab, but the plan is for …
Before NASA’s Curiosity rover makes its descent into Mars’ atmosphere, it will have to get around a mind-boggling host of obstacles with brilliant technical precision, all of which are intensely recounted here.
Last November, the team at NASA launched its Mars Space Laboratory, known as Curiosity, …
Branson thinks that by being in space, people become more passionate about the planet. And he’s planning on helping out cash-strapped NASA with its research, too.
Earlier this week, Virgin Galactic—the space travel arm of the Virgin Group—debuted the first-ever spaceport in New Mexico. Dubbed …
It’s a haunting image, but then again, there are worse ways to spend retirement.
It’s the cruel joke of the universe. The longevity of man simply doesn’t scale to the unfathomable expanses of the cosmos. Our closest neighbor, the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy, is 25,000 light years away. Even if you …
The not-for-profit just raised "a few million" in funding. It's nowhere close to the expected $6 billion pricetag, but it's a start.
Mars One, the private not-for-profit that's planning to build the red planet's first human settlement in 2023, has secured several million dollars in funding for its …
On Jan. 4, 2004, NASA successfully placed the Spirit rover on the Martian surface. Though our focus these days is on Curiosity and its amazing …
Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare
Jan. 18, 2013: Star Ready to Explode
Mar. 2, 2014: Life Cycle of Stars
Feb. 22, 2014: Look Back Tracks
Feb. 23, 2014: …
Watch live as a scientists and engineers celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Spirit and Opportunity rovers landing on Mars by looking at what we …Mars
You can see Curiosity rover’s tracks meandering over the Martian surface in this awesome new image from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE …Space