Mars

There's Now Another Quincy — And It's On Mars

Support the news<p>In the future, when residents say they live in Quincy, they may have to specify: Massachusetts ... or Mars? And they'll have …

Mars Rover

It's Official. Humans Are Going to Mars. NASA Has Unveiled Their Mission.

The Mars Mission<p>Humanity has been fascinated by Mars since long before we stepped foot on the Moon. Our planetary neighbor has been the subject of …

Mars Mission

To colonize space, start closer to Earth

Space X's Martian ambitions are making people think seriously about colonizing space. But the Red Planet may not be the best place to start the first …

Space

Isro to launch five satellites by year end to boost communication capability

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will launch five communication satellites by the year-end, its chairman A S Kiran Kumar said. The …

ISRO

Astronauts are baffled by Trump's space travel plans

American astronauts may be walking on Mars in the next eight years, or ideally the next four, if President Donald Trump has his way. But the new timetable has baffled experts in space travel.<p>The surprise announcement — or rather instruction — took place this week during a live video conference …

Mars Mission

Scientists found a no-frills way to build on Mars

CLOSE<p>Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>Bill Nye the Science Guy calls on President Donald Trump to support NASA with these five recommendations.<p>A group of engineers found …

Mars Rover

Mars Discovery: Dust On Red Planet May Serve As A Material For Building

If and possibly when the first humans makes it to Mars, they are going to need some sort of shelter. Even if they can live in the craft they arrive …

Planets

Scientists Hatch Wild Plan to Terraform Mars

A research team has devised a plan to make a portion of Mars more Earth-like by slamming an asteroid into it.<p>This Mars Terraformer Transfer (MATT) concept would create a persistent lake on the Red Planet's surface in 2036, potentially accelerating Mars exploration, settlement and commercial …

Space

Isro launches Solar Calculator app to calculate the effectiveness of installing solar panels

Isro has launched a Solar Calculator application, that allows for accurate calculation of the benefit of installing solar panels at any location in …

ISRO

Mars Crater History Shows Break From Asteroid Impacts In Early Solar System

Mars was bombarded with asteroids and other objects during its youth, carving out craters from its surface, but at least it got a little breather of …

Space

Nasa designs inflatable greenhouses for use on manned missions to the Moon and Mars

Nasa has designed inflatable greenhouses for use in manned missions to the Moon and Mars. The prototypes Nasa has built on Earth are designed to be …

Space Exploration

Mars Trojans may be part of a planet that was destroyed long ago

Nine asteroids that trail the Red Planet contain a material usually only formed in the mantle of rocky planets

Planets

Trump wants a mission to Mars in 7 years -- which might be impossible

President Trump today called American astronauts on the International Space Station — and told them he wants humans on Mars by his second term “at worst.”<p>For the most part, the call was amiable and optimistic, with Trump praising the astronauts — Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer — for their …

Space Travel

What it would actually take to get to Mars by 2020

Short answer: a time machine<p>Today, during a phone call with astronaut Peggy Whitson on the International Space Station, President Trump joked that he hoped NASA would land astronauts on Mars by the end of his first term in 2020.<p>Obviously, this timeline is completely unreasonable for an agency …

Space Travel

The Fake Mars Where NASA Tests Its Rovers

Perfect for testing out how Curiosity will drive.<p>Years of work goes into building a rover capable of traversing other worlds. But you can't really test out how it drives until it gets there, right? Not quite.<p>For practice on the Curiosity Rover currently piloting around Mars, NASA built a recreation …

Space Exploration

New research to aid walking on Mars

Researchers in Australia are working with NASA so that space pioneers can take their first steps on Mars.<p>Researchers in Australia are working with NASA so that space pioneers can take their first steps on Mars.<p>They are examining how space can numb the sense of movement, turning common tasks into a …

Space

Salty Food Doesn't Make You Thirsty After All - Vice

Ask pretty much anyone and they'll tell you that eating salty foods makes a person thirsty. Alas, here's a reminder that just because a belief is held by basically everyone you can and will ever know doesn't mean it's actually true.<p>Now, a pair of studies, the results of which both appear in the …

Aerospace

Far From Home

Nearly everyone has seen iconic photographs of Earth shot by astronauts in orbit or on the surface of the moon. But every now and then NASA releases …

Mars Orbiter

Remarkable Image Shows a Martian Crater With NASA's Garbage Still Inside

When NASA’s Opportunity rover landed on Mars in 2004, it settled at the bottom of a crater in an interplanetary hole-in-one shot that would make even …

Mars Rover

NASA Releases a Massive Online Archive: 140,000 Photos, Videos & Audio Files Free to Search and Download

Last summer, astronomer Michael Summer wrote that, despite a relatively low profile, NASA and its international partners have been “living Carl …

Astronomy

How salty food makes us hungry, not thirsty

Cosmonauts on a simulated mission to Mars ate very salty diets. Their urine—and complaints of hunger—contradict conventional wisdom about salt and …

Health

The first Mars colony could be 3D printed from Red Planet dust

A new technique could allow the first humans on Mars to 3D print everything from tools to temporary housing out of a tough rubber-like material — using only Martian dust.<p>The method could enable the first humans who set foot on the Red Planet to print the tools and housing they need to survive …

3D Printing

A Winter's View of a Gullied Crater | Galleries

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows the location with the most impressive known gully activity in Mars' northern …

Mars Orbiter

After plans of brewing beer on Moon India's Isro now eyes to mine energy from Earth's satellite

A professor at Isro recently revealed that lunar dust mining programme is a priority for the space agency.<p>It has recently emerged that the Indian …

ISRO

Researchers produce detailed map of potential Mars rover landing site

Within Northeast Syrtis are the mineral signatures of four distinct types of watery and potentially habitable past environments. Those minerals had …

Mars Rover

Salt makes you hungry, not thirsty, study says

These pretzels are making me…hungry?<p>Answering the age-old question of why you can't have just one chip, a new study shows that salty snacks don't …

Wellness

MapmyIndia announces a number of new products and alliances with organisations

Navigation, tracking and location service provider MapmyIndia on Monday announced a series of map and location-based technology and product releases …

ISRO

How to Mitigate the Threat of Space Junk on Mars to Future Missions

The landscape of Mars is predominantly shaped by winds these days, as its volcanoes appear dormant and the atmosphere is too thin to let water easily …

Mars Rover

Salt doesn't make you drink more, it makes you drink less, study finds

Salt makes people drink less, not more, over a period of several months, according to a study of a simulated mission to Mars.<p>The amount of water …

Lifestyle

NASA’s latest image of India from space will dazzle you

This is what our country looks at night<p>NASA has released new satellite images of Earth at night, showing how the planet lights up with human …

Space