Mars Archive
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.
27 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Mars-size exoplanets could be visible with the Spitzer Space Telescope, according to a new proposal.
25 May 2013, 01:29 PM ET
In less than a week, students from around the world will gather in a remote desert similar to the terrain found on Mars to test their homebuilt rovers.
24 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The hardy microbes can withstand temperatures close to those on Mars.
24 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
A better understanding of exoplanet surfaces would help reveal how common Earth-like planets are in our galaxy.
23 May 2013, 04:06 PM ET
Private companies are interested in setting up lunar bases.
23 May 2013, 10:36 AM ET
Doubts have been growing in China about the legitimacy of Mars One.
22 May 2013, 05:17 PM ET
It would be irresponsible to bring kids into the world on the Red Planet, Bas Lansdorp says.
22 May 2013, 12:11 PM ET
The older cousin of Curiosity discovered a water-weathered rock hinting that Mars could have supported life in its ancient past.
22 May 2013, 05:52 AM ET
Lawmakers questioned NASA's plan to lasso an asteroid for astronauts to visit.
21 May 2013, 02:53 PM ET
The lunar surface is incredibly exposed.
21 May 2013, 12:00 PM ET
Scientists are studying other rocky planets and moons to better understand Earth.
20 May 2013, 04:06 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory has completed its second drill into the surface of the Red Planet. The drilling target was nicknamed 'Cumberland'.
20 May 2013, 03:03 PM ET
The 1-ton robot pulled samples from deep within a Martian rock for the second time ever.
20 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The iconic city as seen through other planets' air.
20 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The project showcases the diversity of worlds in our solar system.
17 May 2013, 01:50 PM ET
Electric vehicles have no real competitors for the Martian market.
17 May 2013, 01:42 PM ET
The Mobile Science Lab flashes some complex moves to get rock samples from drill bit to baking chamber for chemical analysis (CHIMRA experiment).
17 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Images of electric spacecraft, which have explored the moon, Mars and beyond.
16 May 2013, 06:20 PM ET
Opportunity passed the Apollo 17 moon buggy, which covered 22.21 miles back in 1972.