Mars

Curiosity Rover Examining Possible Mud Cracks On Mars

The network of cracks in this Martian rock slab called "Old Soaker" may have formed from the drying of a mud layer more than 3 billion years ago. The …

Mars Rover

First Pictures of Earth and Moon Taken from Mars and Saturn

In a series of images taken from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter 127 million miles away from Earth, the watery planet and its moon are pictured …

Mars Orbiter

The First Human Voice on Mars is Black

In 2012, NASA scientists achieved a remarkable feat: beaming a human voice to Earth from another planet for the first time in history.<p>The planet was …

Space

Weird Mars Rock Spied by Curiosity Rover is Probably a Meteorite

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has stumbled onto another rock that likely fell from space.<p>The object is a small, dark-gray spot among the reddish rock …

Mars Rover

I Built My Own Mars Rover in the Spirit of Simplicity

The NASA Centennial Challenges are a set of interesting contests aimed at leveraging the knowledge of citizen inventors to solve actual obstacles faced by the space agency. In June 2016, I participated in their Sample Return Robot Competition, a $1.5 million Mars-focused program aimed to create a …

Mars Rover

Astronaut Gene Cernan, last man on moon, dies at 82

Gene Cernan, a US astronaut who was the last man to step foot on the moon, died Monday. He was 82.<p>NASA announced his death in a tweet Sunday morning. The cause of death was not revealed.<p>"We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon," the agency …

NASA

Here's Barack Obama's "last dad joke" as president

The end of an era<p>President Barack Obama has generously showered us with corny puns and self-confessed "dad jokes" throughout his two terms in the …

Mars Rover

SpaceX launches Falcon9, its first since September 2016 launchpad mishap

The vessel carried 10 communication satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications.<p>Space Exploration Technologies Corp on Sunday launched a Falcon9 …

Aerospace

Obama thanks NASA for taking his sign to Mars

Donald Trump may be trying to undermine the legacy of Barack Obama but an aluminium plaque carried to Mars by a NASA rover with the President's …

Mars Rover

A next-generation Mars rover controlled from Germany tours Utah

Mars is well-known to NASA and European Space Agency scientists as a place with extremely challenging terrain, fraught with craters and machinery-damaging dust. So, when German researchers recently wanted to test how a brand-new rover system performed in the most difficult of topographies, they …

Mars Rover

NASA Will Launch Another Mock Mars Mission in Hawaii Next Week

Much of your week has likely been dominated by the phrase “fake news,” so we here at <i>Inverse</i> would like to help by directing your attention instead to …

Mars Mission

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Bunge Crater Dunes<br>Full Resolution<p>Polygonal Patterned Ground<br>Full Resolution<p>The Grand Canyon of Mars-Valles Marineris<br>Full Resolution<p>Shalbatana …

Space

Mars Curiosity rover pauses to check for dust in its eye

Archive self-portrait image of NASA’s <i>Curiosity</i> Mars rover at a rock target called “Buckskin” on lower Mount Sharp. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS<p>…

Mars Rover

Endangered bumblebees, babies' brains, and more amazing images of the week

Mars Rover

Mars Astronauts Could Go Mad on the Journey

There are plans to one day send humans to Mars, but a combination of factors could seriously risk their mental health on the journey, a new study has …

Space Science

Video: Nissan’s Seamless Autonomous Mobility system explained

Nissan’s new Seamless Autonomous Mobility system, or SAM, is based on the Mars Curiosity rover.

Mars Rover

How Do Hummingbirds Survive the Winter? What Does This Have to Do with a Mission to Mars?

01/11/2017 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Main. ·<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p>Hummingbirds have evolved a clever way of coping with the cold—one we might mimic on a mission to Mars. (Nat Geo News)<p>It’s hard to take a bad photo of a hummingbird, but this is one of our favorites.<p><i>Teachers,</i> …

Nature

It Takes a 20-Story Building to Test NASA's New Rockets

Time-lapse video shows Test Stand 4693's two-year construction.<p>The world's most powerful rocket is one step closer to its mission to Mars. This …

Space Science

NASA takes an amazing photo of Earth from Mars

Mars is many millions of miles away, but it’s not always as far away as you think. The powerful scientific instruments we’ve deployed to the Red …

Space

NASA Just Released the Top Designs for Our Future Martian Homes

The surface of Mars is a barren landscape riddled with peril. From high energy radiation to barreling sandstorms, it is unbearably dry and currently …

Mars Mission

Underground Resistance, Red Planet moving to Bandcamp as vinyl pressing becomes prohibitive

<b>A new Facebook post from Somewhere in Detroit details the real life stopgaps of running a truly independent label.</b>A <b>message</b> to customers of Somewhere …

Music

This is what it looks like when two galaxies collide

When two galaxies come together, it's not exactly a gentle hug-fest. Check out this Hubble Space Telescope image and the mooshed-up splatter of light in the center. That messy smear is made up of two galaxies engaged in an act of mutual destruction after they got too close to each other. The …

Space

Take a trip to Mars, Earthlings, on this bus made in Fort Worth

How often do you hear someone say they spent their weekend taking a trip to Mars on a school bus in four minutes? On Saturday morning, it …

Space

This humbling photo shows our tiny planet and the moon from Mars

There's nothing that puts your life into perspective quite like staring down on our little blue marble from the vast expanse of space.<p>This incredible new NASA image, captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, not only shows our planet in continental detail from Mars, but also displays the …

Mars Orbiter

Saturn's 'Death Star moon' Mimas wows in NASA image

Out of Saturn's dozens of moons, one looks more ominous than the rest. Mimas has been hailed for its uncanny resemblance to Darth Vader's favorite spaceship, the Death Star from Star Wars. The Saturn-studying Cassini spacecraft caught a fresh look at the moon in October and NASA highlighted the …

ISRO

ISRO to launch record 103 satellites at one go in February

India's space agency ISRO will launch a record 103 satellites--all but three of them foreign--at one go on a single rocket in the first week of …

ISRO

From Mars, Earth and the Moon Look Like Two Blurry Spheres

Wow!<p>NASA released a composite image of Earth and the moon. The image is a combination of the best images of Earth and the moon to create an image of two blurry spheres. (OK, so since the moon is much darker than Earth, it wouldn't be visible at the same scale as Earth, so they were processed …

Mars Mission

Image shows highest concentration of supermassive black holes ever: CNET News Video

ISRO

From Mars to Earth and the Moon, 127 million miles away

A new photo from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter should make just about everybody feel like an insignificant speck of dust.<p>The pale blue dot we call home is back in the limelight again. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter grabbed a shot of Earth and our moon with its High Resolution Imaging Science …

Mars Orbiter

Something Struck Mars Recently And Left This 13-Foot-Wide Black Mark | Motherboard

Our Solar System is alive and teeming with objects. From stray comets visiting Earth’s reaches once every few hundred years to the log-jammed, bubbling Kuiper belt circling 30 AU outside of Neptune, the grand design of our moving universe hasn’t stopped merely for humanity’s pleasure.<p>The latest …

Mars Orbiter