Mars Archive
26 November 2012, 09:15 AM ET
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.
23 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Elon Musk wants to help put 80,000 people on the Red Planet.
22 November 2012, 08:00 AM ET
The six-wheeled robot will scout out possible target rocks for its first drilling activity.
20 November 2012, 03:51 PM ET
Earth's stratosphere and the Martian surface are similar in key ways, researchers say.
20 November 2012, 02:27 PM ET
A study of two Martian meteorites revealed secrets from Mars' past.
20 November 2012, 01:14 PM ET
The news is apparently big, but we won't hear any details for several weeks.
20 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Martian caves are more likely to host evidence of life than the surface, researchers say.
20 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Moon water could be transformed into propellant, fueling forays toward destinations in deeper space such as Mars.
19 November 2012, 04:39 PM ET
A space station beyond the moon's far side could help humanity dip its toes in deep space.
16 November 2012, 09:30 PM ET
A look at a few of the many entry points to the Red Planet's subsurface.
16 November 2012, 11:17 AM ET
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.
15 November 2012, 04:16 PM ET
Initial findings suggest levels comparable to those experienced on the International Space Station.
15 November 2012, 07:35 AM ET
The moon, Red Planet Mars and red supergiant star Antares shine in the photo by Tunc Tezel.
15 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Salty cold springs in the Canadian arctic could potentially have counterparts on Mars.
14 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Curiosity's SAM instrument ingested its first pinch of dirt on Nov. 9.
12 November 2012, 12:41 PM ET
Mariner 9 changed our perceptions of the Red Planet.
12 November 2012, 09:20 AM ET
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.
12 November 2012, 07:01 AM ET
Scientist Hans Amundsen explains what Arctic rocks can tell us about a famous Mars meteorite.
07 November 2012, 02:21 PM ET
The space agency has likely been holding off until the presidential election was decided.
07 November 2012, 01:27 AM ET
The space agency will likely continue working to get astronauts to an asteroid by 2025.
06 November 2012, 12:54 PM ET
Scientists are looking at the moon's Linne Crater as something of a case study.
06 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Budget issues will probably be a much bigger driver for the space agency, experts say.
02 November 2012, 05:47 PM ET
The gas is commonly produced by life here on Earth.
02 November 2012, 02:18 PM ET
The 1-ton robot will keep sniffing the Red Planet's air.
02 November 2012, 12:25 PM ET
Like a tourist, the robot stretched out its arm to capture itself and its surroundings.
02 November 2012, 09:45 AM ET
The CheMin (Chemistry and Mineralogy) instrument aboard the Mars Science Laboratory has delivered its first results on the make up of the Martian soil it sampled.
02 November 2012, 07:01 AM ET
When it comes to Mars sample return missions, it's humans vs. robots.
02 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Asteroid belts like the one between Mars and Jupiter appear to be rare beyond our solar system.
01 November 2012, 12:02 PM ET
The press conference will provide an update of Curiosity's studies of the Martian atmosphere.
31 October 2012, 04:13 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows "Victoria crater," an impact crater at Meridiani Planum, near the equator of Mars.
30 October 2012, 04:51 PM ET
Curiosity has completed the first in-depth soil analysis ever performed on another planet.
26 October 2012, 05:00 PM ET
The rocky, metallic worlds of the inner solar system look quite different from those of the outer solar system, one theory supposes they formed in much the same way. However, a competing theory suggests they may have formed from different components.
26 October 2012, 12:46 PM ET
Valles Marineris, seen at an angle of 45 degrees to the surface in near-true colour and with four times vertical exaggeration in this space wallpaper.
24 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The lines could have resulted from the melting and evaporation of frozen, salty water.
24 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Visiting astronauts will have to take special care not to contaminate the Red Planet.
23 October 2012, 03:10 PM ET
The rover's observations could help determine if Martian methane is biological in origin.