08 July 2013, 07:00 AM ET
A prototype Mars rover named Zoe recently drove, drilled and performed experiments autonomously in the Atacama to test out gear for future Red Planet missions.
05 July 2013, 01:40 PM ET
This vivid space wallpaper is a color-coded topographical map of the southeastern flank of the Olympus Mons volcano on Mars.
03 July 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The 30-second video shows the tiny moon Phobos climbing high into the Red Planet sky.
02 July 2013, 03:25 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory snapped imagery during a pass of the Martian moon shortly after sunset. Twenty seven minutes are sped up in this time-lapse.
02 July 2013, 11:30 AM ET
Research shows radiation not an obstacle to sending colonists to Mars.
01 July 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Astrobiologists use Earth as an analogue for other planets.
28 June 2013, 04:00 PM ET
NASA's Deep Space Network will support India's first Mars orbiter mission launching later this year.
28 June 2013, 02:07 PM ET
Mars and Jupiter will shine bright in the predawn morning skies of July 2013. Learn how to see the planets and the annual Delta Aquarid meteor shower in late July.
27 June 2013, 05:01 AM ET
Mars has been exposed to Earth life for billions of years, via meteorite strikes.
25 June 2013, 02:39 PM ET
Can we get to Mars if we don't mine the moon?
24 June 2013, 06:27 AM ET
The Zoe robot's work in the Atacama could help plan out a life-hunting Mars mission.
19 June 2013, 04:28 PM ET
This space wallpaper is a scaled-down version of a full-circle view, which combined nearly 900 images taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
19 June 2013, 03:53 PM ET
Viewers can zoom in and pan around the huge image.
18 June 2013, 01:15 PM ET
A House Science space subcommittee bill would direct NASA astronauts back to the moon.
17 June 2013, 03:48 PM ET
LEGO will produce a fan-built model of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity.
17 June 2013, 02:28 PM ET
A methane-sniffing Mars orbiter is on track to launch in January 2016.
14 June 2013, 06:32 AM ET
Light materials such as plastic help block galactic cosmic rays.
13 June 2013, 03:20 PM ET
Future explorers on Mars will have to deal with high concentrations of the toxic chemical perchlorate.
13 June 2013, 11:29 AM ET
The MAVEN mission to Mars will use an Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) to study the extremely thin Martian atmosphere. This will help scientists better understand what happened to liquid water on the planet.
12 June 2013, 05:01 PM ET
The features apparently form in the early Martian spring.
11 June 2013, 04:54 PM ET
A boron-rich rock from Mars suggests the Red Planet once had the right chemistry to give rise to RNA.
11 June 2013, 12:49 PM ET
Fusion could potentially open vast swathes of the solar system to manned exploration.
11 June 2013, 12:27 PM ET
A few ideas that could open up the solar system to human exploration.
11 June 2013, 11:43 AM ET
This beautiful space wallpaper is a mosaic of Kasei Valles, comprising 67 images taken with the High Resolution Stereo Camera on ESA’s Mars Express. This image was released June 6, 2013.
07 June 2013, 04:00 PM ET
Nobody knows what the record, set more than 40 years ago on the moon, actually is.
07 June 2013, 02:27 PM ET
The latest signs come from NASA's venerable Mars rover Opportunity.
05 June 2013, 06:51 PM ET
There are apparently no plans to study the purported rodent.
05 June 2013, 04:34 PM ET
Curiosity should depart for the base of Mount Sharp in a few weeks.
03 June 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The project will study how people can live and work together under stressful conditions.
31 May 2013, 07:07 PM ET
The purported Red Planet rodent even has its own Twitter account.
31 May 2013, 02:57 PM ET
Is it a rat? Or is it a rock? (It's a rock.)
31 May 2013, 01:05 PM ET
The robots will have to navigate a mock alien terrain and collect samples all by themselves.
31 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Traditional chemical rockets are too slow to keep crews safe in deep space.
30 May 2013, 02:01 PM ET
The pebbles seen by the Curiosity rover provide more evidence that water once flowed on Mars.
30 May 2013, 02:00 PM ET
The crew of a Mars-bound mission would face significant radiation and cancer risk en route.
28 May 2013, 12:22 PM ET
Curiosity has been busy since landing on the Red Planet on Aug. 5, 2012.