Mars the Red Planet: Latest News and Discoveries
Mars, The Red Planet, Fourth Planet From The Sun
NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project's goal is to develop devices to slow the rate of descent of spacecraft entering another planet's atmosphere. The SIAD-R device was tested in China Lake, California in fall 2012.
Elon Musk wants to help put 80,000 people on the Red Planet.
The six-wheeled robot will scout out possible target rocks for its first drilling activity.
Earth's stratosphere and the Martian surface are similar in key ways, researchers say.
A study of two Martian meteorites revealed secrets from Mars' past.
The news is apparently big, but we won't hear any details for several weeks.
Martian caves are more likely to host evidence of life than the surface, researchers say.
Moon water could be transformed into propellant, fueling forays toward destinations in deeper space such as Mars.
A space station beyond the moon's far side could help humanity dip its toes in deep space.
A look at a few of the many entry points to the Red Planet's subsurface.
Since arriving on the Red Planet in August, Curiosity's been analyzing its environment with an array of sensors. Pressure readings indicate the presence of dust devils, but the twisters likely haven't been dusty enough to photograph yet.
Initial findings suggest levels comparable to those experienced on the International Space Station.
The moon, Red Planet Mars and red supergiant star Antares shine in the photo by Tunc Tezel.
Salty cold springs in the Canadian arctic could potentially have counterparts on Mars.
Curiosity's SAM instrument ingested its first pinch of dirt on Nov. 9.
The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) is a suite of three instruments that is studying the Martian atmosphere. Carbon Dioxide has been measured in abundance and the rover is actively searching for methane, seen from Earth and Space, telescopically.
Scientist Hans Amundsen explains what Arctic rocks can tell us about a famous Mars meteorite.