Mars

The survival of a Mars mission could depend on astronaut urine

NASA is funding new research to determine whether human urine and the carbon dioxide people exhale can be used to produce nutritional supplements, plastic parts and hand tools to help astronauts survive and thrive during prospective missions to Mars.<p>The science centers on various yeast strains. One …

Mars Mission

Camping rough: The best off-road campers from the Australian 4x4 Outdoors Expo

Australia is a rugged place, and that makes for some of the most rugged camping conditions you'll find anywhere in the world. It follows that the …

Mars Rover

Mars gets hit by snowstorms but only at night, a new study found

If, as humans have long imagined, we end up colonizing Mars one day, kids everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief—the magic of a snow day might still …

Weather

In Pics: After Sushant Singh Rajput, Madhavan begins training at NASA for 'Chanda Mama Door Ke'

After Sushant Singh Rajput's training at NASA, the American space station welcomed another Indian actor. This time it's Sushant's co-star, R Madhavan …

ISRO

The weather on Mars ain’t exactly what we thought

MARS is buffeted by turbulent snowstorms that occur only at night, according to a new study that revises our understanding of Red Planet weather.<p>Up …

Mars Orbiter

Astronaut urine may be the secret ingredient for traveling to Mars

We’ve all heard the phrase “reduce, reuse, and recycle” muttered under the breath of irate eco-warriors, but when it comes to space travel, that phrase could be the difference between visiting the moon and traveling to Mars. “If astronauts are going to make journeys that span several years, we’ll …

Mars Mission

We Have First-Ever Evidence That Mars Gets Intense Snowstorms in The Dead of Night

That's so weird.<p>Mars may seem to resemble a cold, dusty, and dry landscape, but it looks like the atmosphere can also produce violent, unexpected …

Planets

With This App, You Can "Walk" on Mars

<i>Excited for today's eclipse? Visit our Eclipse 2017 page to explore the science, history, and myths of the event.</i> <i>The Curiosity team will be viewing</i> …

Mars Rover

How long US residents have to wait until the next solar eclipse

If you find yourself wanting more after yesterday’s highly-anticipated total solar eclipse, don’t fret. In just 2,422 days, or approximately seven …

Lifestyle

Astronaut Pee and Sweat Could Be the Key to Getting Humans to Mars

In <i>The Martian</i>, Matt Damon used his own shit to fertilize potatoes and survive the Red Planet. While we all know Matt Damon isn’t <i>actually</i> an …

Mars Mission

It could be snowing on Mars right now

If humans ever reach Mars, they will need to beware of night-time blizzards. Violent snowstorms can form in the dead of the Martian night, shows an …

Mars Orbiter

Swiftly-falling snowstorms may fall at night on Mars

Certain areas of Mars develop clouds at night that drop icy rain rather quickly -- and in some areas, perhaps snow. While neither have been strictly observed, researchers have developed new computer models that forecast frozen precipitation on the red planet, which might lead to snowy drifts. And …

Mars Orbiter

Mars visionaries herald a new space age

In our miserabilist age it is all too easy to dismiss the latest billionaire fashion for space exploration as vanity piled upon eccentricity.<p>Even …

Mars Mission

Martian weather kicks into high gear at night

Sundown sparks blustery snowstorms in the Red Planet’s lower atmosphere.<p>When night arrives on Mars, plunging temperatures can lead to weather much …

Planets

Sky and Space completes nano-satellite testing | ZDNet

In-orbit testing of Sky and Space Global's three nano-satellites has concluded, with messages transmitted for 2000km within the constellation, ahead …

ISRO

Why is NASA testing bomb-grade materials for its Mars mission?

A new space race is afoot. President Donald Trump and CEOs Elon Musk (Tesla) and Jeff Bezos (Amazon) are all advocating manned missions to Mars, a …

Mars Mission

18 space suits from science fiction, from worst to best

When has Hollywood actually gotten it (somewhat) right?<p>Space suits are cool — and complicated. Earlier this week, my colleague Loren Grush launched her new series <i>Space Craft</i> by seeing what wearing one is like. The answer? Exhausting. Unsurprisingly, science fiction writers, movie directors, and …

Science Fiction

Nasa plans to make oxygen from atmosphere on Mars

Nasa is planning to make oxygen from the atmosphere on Mars when its next robot arrives on the mysterious red planet in 2020.<p>Scientists will send …

Mars Mission

Nebula Mars Portable Cinema review

Portable projector shoots for the moon, almost gets there<p><b>The Good</b> The Nebula Mars is a compact portable projector that delivers decent video quality for its size, and has built-in sound via dual 10W speakers and a rechargeable battery that delivers up to 3 hours of battery life. It's …

Gear & Gadgets

How Exploring Our Universe Opens New Conceptions of Reality

Scott Parazynski is the only person in history to have both flown to space and summited Mount Everest. He's seen more of this world than most, and …

Space Exploration

Mars Probe Data Shows The Red Planet Is Hiding Water Where There Shouldn't Be Any

Nobody understands how this is possible.<p>A closer look at data from NASA's oldest functional Mars orbiter has thrown up a puzzling result scientists …

Planets

Living on Mars: the Stuff You Never Thought About

In <i>The Martian</i> we saw what kind of hacking was needed to stay alive for a relatively short while on Mars, but what if you were trying to live there …

Mars One

Tour every planet in our solar system through NASA images

Astronomy

A better brain? How Elon Musk plans to turn humans into robots

Close<p>Tech & Science<p>Elon Musk's Mission to Mars is One Step Closer<p>The Falcon Heavy, which has 27 engines and generates the...<p>Tech & Science<p>Elon Musk’s …

Elon Musk

Mock spaceship in Kansas to be used for astronaut research | Miami Herald

A mock-up of a spacecraft built in central Kansas is getting ready to take off for Kansas State University.<p>The spaceship will arrive at the …

Mars Mission

Mars Sample Return: Scientists Debate How to Bring Red Planet Rocks to Earth

SANTA FE, N.M. — With NASA's sample-caching 2020 Mars rover mission just around the corner, the best strategy for hauling Red Planet rock and dirt to …

Mars Rover

Curiosity Rover Watches Clouds on Mars

<b>Barely visible water-ice clouds coast across Mars’s skies in new videos from the Curiosity rover.</b>Thin clouds float above NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover …

Mars Rover

An Army of Spacecraft Tracked a Solar Storm From Mars to Pluto

All the probes you know and love teamed up to help.<p>Our sun might seem peaceful floating out in space, but in fact it often experiences very violent outbursts called coronal mass ejections, or CMEs. CMEs are gigantic solar flares that can send stellar material flying through the solar system at …

Solar System

NASA Once Again Considering Nuclear-Powered Rockets for Missions to Mars

The space agency has signed a contract with a Virginia-based company to explore the technology.<p>NASA<p>Will Sabel CourtneyView Will Sabel Courtney's …

Mars Mission

Kitchen Tools that Never Die

What’s great about titanium is that it’s abundant, light-weight, anti-corrosive, and pretty much indestructible. What’s a little perplexing however …

Mars Rover