Mars

A Mars-Bound Astronaut Risks Everything for the Future in Others Will Follow

Andrew Finch’s <i>Others Will Follow</i> is about a mission to Mars gone awry, but this isn’t <i>The Martian</i>. There are no alien potatoes, and no jokes about …

Geek

NASA Astronaut Reveals What Made Him Believe in Elon Musk's Mars Mission

He's also a fan of Musk's rocket passenger service.<p>No American knows more about outer space than Scott Kelly. The retired NASA astronaut spent a …

SpaceX

See the Moon, Venus and Mars Together Before Dawn Tuesday!

A gathering of two bright planets and the slender crescent moon will be the chief celestial attraction in the predawn sky Tuesday (Oct. 17).<p>If you …

Astronomy

Astronomers Observe a New Kind of Massive Cosmic Collision for the First Time

For the first time, astronomers have detected the colossal blast produced by the merger of two neutron stars—and they've recorded it both via the …

Astrophysics

Keep watching moon, Venus, Mars

Before dawn tomorrow – October 17, 2017 – continue watching the spectacular moon and planets before dawn. The waning moon and Venus will easily catch …

Astronomy

NASA Explains How It Will Protect Mars Astronauts From Space Radiation

With all the space agencies and private companies hoping to send people to Mars, space radiation has stood out as one of the biggest, if not the …

NASA

Space Photos of the Week: For a Red Planet, Mars Has Some Pretty Blue Craters

Ever wanted to hop on a spaceship and head to Mars? This week the red planet rules the space photos. Often thought of as a dead planet, Mars is …

Planets

Astronaut Scott Kelly's book is the closest you'll get to experiencing space yourself

Ever wondered what space smells like?<p>If you’ve ever wondered what space smells like, think about sparklers on the Fourth of July. “Slightly burned, slightly metallic” is how former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly describes it in his new book <i>Endurance</i>, about his year in space.<p>Between 2015 and 2016, Kelly …

NASA

SpaceX’s Elon Musk explains how his big rocket’s short hops will lead to giant leaps

SpaceX CEO says he “chickened out” and made the design for the monster spaceship he’s planning to send to Mars a little less monstrous — in order to …

SpaceX

The Interplanetary Political Football of Space Exploration

The past decade of US astronomy glitters with some truly astonishing accomplishments, amongst them landing a SUV-sized, nuclear-powered science …

Exploration

NASA Details Its Plans for Sending Humans to Mars

The space agency aims to ‘orchestrate’ the development of missions to the red planet.<p>LAS CRUCES, N.M. — What role will NASA play in getting humans to Mars, and when will the agency depend on participation from commercial companies? A top NASA official discussed the agency's plans this week.<p>Here at …

Exploration

Ancient Hydrothermal Vents Found on Mars, Could Have Been a Cradle for Life

It is now a well-understood fact that Mars once had quite a bit of liquid water on its surface. In fact, according to a recent estimate, a large sea …

Planets

NASA offers another opportunity for people to send name on spacecraft to Mars

NASA is offering another chance for people to send their name to Mars aboard a spacecraft expected to land on the Red Planet in 2018.<p>The U.S. space …

Michigan

This Meteorite Came From a Volcano on Mars

Today, it is well understood that Mars is a cold, dry, and geologically dead planet. However, billions of years ago when it was still young, the …

Space

Now Casting: Hulu’s ‘The First’ with Sean Penn Is Filling Background Roles + More

Whether or not today’s casting roundup is your first, it definitely will not be your last! Join Hulu’s upcoming space exploration series “The First,” …

House of Cards

ISRO schedules December launch for PSLV with Cartosat-2 series satellite on board, along with 15 to 20 nanosatellites

The Indian Space Research Organisation plans to launch a satellite on board Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in December, the first since its …

Exploration

NASA Could Alter The DNA Of Astronauts Heading To Mars, Here's Why

There one big hurdle we still haven't overcome.<p>NASA’s journey to Mars is one that’s filled with hurdles to overcome, but by far and away the biggest …

NASA

Want to send your name to Mars? Now’s your chance!

NASA is sending a spacecraft to Mars next year that is going to look inside the Red Planet and attempt to learn things about our celestial neighbor …

Science

NASA might actually modify the DNA of astronauts going to Mars

Astronauts are some of the bravest men and women on the face of the planet, but the first crew to venture past the Moon and head all the way to Mars …

Science

Still missing Cassini? Here's what else is out there

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you miss seeing all those amazing new images of Saturn? It's because Cassini is gone.<p>The Cassini mission to explore Saturn and its moons ended September 15, concluding a 13-year stream of awe-inspiring photos and observations that changed the way scientists look at the gas giant. There …

Planets

New Mars images may show 'cradle of life' on the red planet

News (U.S.)

NASA's Odyssey Takes Its First Picture of Martian Moon Phobos After 16 Years

The Odyssey orbiter has been hovering above Mars, photographing its surface and taking data for 16 years now. There’s seemingly infinite combinations …

Space

NASA Postpones ‘Journey To Mars,’ Reveals ‘New Goal’ To Return To The Moon

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will have a “new goal,” according to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. Instead of continuing …

Exploration

Trump wants to send humans back to the moon to 'lay the foundation' for first manned mission to MARS

The US government has directed NASA to send astronauts back to the lunar surface and to make it a pit stop on the journey to Mars.<p>Vice president Mike …

Exploration

October skies for stargazing

As crisp and long autumn nights begin to settle this month skywatchers can look forwards to variety of celestial shows. The skies promise to feature …

Astronomy

Raw Images

This image was taken by Navcam: Left B (NAV_LEFT_B) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 1455 (2016-09-09 04:54:45 UTC).<p><b>Image Credit:</b> …

Science

NASA Will Land Humans On the Moon Again

Humans haven't walked on the Moon since 1972.<p>NASA will land humans on the Moon again, confirmed American Vice President Mike Pence in a speech …

Exploration

Trump administration will direct NASA to focus on landing humans on Moon

The Trump administration will direct NASA to land humans on the Moon again, Vice President Mike Pence has said, reversing ex-president Barack Obama's …

Mike Pence

Are we really going to the Moon? History isn’t kind to presidential plans | Ars Technica

President Trump says NASA will land humans on the Moon. But you should be skeptical.<p>President Kennedy, of course, got it right when it came to NASA. …

Exploration

Close encounters of the planet kind

Brilliant Venus and faint Mars swept close last week, in the east before sunup. Check out these awesome photos!<p>Through the first week of October, …

Science