NASA's MAVEN mission is investigating the mystery of how ancient Mars went from being a wet world to the cold, dry desert it is now. The MAVEN (short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) probe will investigate the Red Planet's thin atmosphere, searching for signs of how the planet became what it is today. See the latest MAVEN news, photos and video here.
Three spacecraft at Mars survived a close brush with a comet that buzzed by the Red Planet Sunday (Oct. 19), while scientists on Earth captured some amazing images of the comet's close pass.
A comet is due to make a close flyby of Mars Sunday (Oct. 19), allowing scientists an unprecedented look at the comet as it flies by the Red Planet.
A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system is due to give Mars a close shave on Sunday (Oct. 19), and you can watch the flyby live online.
MAVEN sent home its first images of Mars' upper atmosphere early Monday morning (Sept. 22), just eight hours after entering orbit around the Red Planet.
Why do NASA and other space agencies keep sending robotic probes to Mars? Because the planet is close to Earth, may be able to support life and is a chief long-term target for human exploration.
NASA's MAVEN probe is slated to arrive at the Red Planet around 9:50 p.m. EDT Sunday. The spacecraft's handlers are reporting no problems during the home stretch of its 10-month space journey.
Two spacecraft on their way to Mars are performing well as they close in on the Red Planet this month.
Two Mars-bound spacecraft are both in excellent health ahead of their September arrivals in orbit around the Red Planet, managers for both missions report.
From a new rover on the moon, to the most powerful digital camera ever built, space will be buzzing with human activities in 2014.
Space feats reached internationally and into interplanetary space in 2013, with milestones stretching from Earth to Mars.
The NASA missions of today are paving the way toward launching a manned mission to Mars by the 2030s, space agency officials said today (Nov. 17).