Mars the Red Planet: Latest News and Discoveries
Mars, The Red Planet, Fourth Planet From The Sun
No commands will be sent to all four active NASA Mars explorers for the next few weeks.
The new results from NASA's Curiosity rover bolster longstanding suspicions about the Red Planet's air.
Progress made over the next year will determine whether the Mission for America gets off the ground in 2018.
NWA 7325 may be too old to have plausibly come from the solar system's innermost planet.
The money should jump-start an ambitious program to send astronauts to a space rock in 2021.
Night sky photographer Tamas Ladanyi of The World at Night captured this stunning view over the historic city of Pécs, Hungary.
Mars is on the other side of the sun from Earth, making communications difficult.
A 16-student team drew up plans for a manned visit to the Mars moon Phobos.
A Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter camera (HiRISE) has been snapping imagery of the used parachute on the Martain surface, along with the backshell it is attached to. It is the largest parachute of its kind ever constructed - about 65 feet in diameter.
The Skylab II outpost would be a modified hydrogen tank from NASA's Space Launch System rocket.
Curiosity may have found traces of salty perchlorates in Rocknest, a potential hint of life's building blocks.
The pioneering Apollo astronaut plots his vision for the future of space exploration in a new book to be released this spring.
The comet ISON is making what astronomers believe is its first trip through the inner solar system, taking a sweltering pass by the sun (making ISON a 'sungrazing' comet) and then back past Earth in December.
This space wallpaper is a mosaic showing part of the Noctis Labyrinthus region, the ‘Labyrinth of the Night’, on Mars. It was composed by Bill Dunford using scenes available in the Mars Express image archive, HRSC view.
A recently discovered comet will make an uncomfortably-close planetary flyby next year — but this time it’s not Earth that's in the cosmic crosshairs.
The two small bodies that orbit the red planet raise a number of questions about the formation of the early solar system.
Curiosity has been busy since landing on the Red Planet on Aug. 5, 2012.