Mars Archive
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.
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.