Stories tagged: Mars
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 5:13 p.m.
NASA is anxious to hear from its dust-silenced Mars rover, Opportunity, as the planet’s red skies clear.
Sat., July 28, 2018
Look to the south or southeast sky after dark during the next week or so and you will see the brightly beaming, rust-colored planet Mars.
UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 4:35 p.m.
Now’s the time to catch Mars in the night sky.
Fri., July 20, 2018, 8:12 a.m.
The U.K. Space Agency is looking for a catchy name for the ExoMars Rover being developed for use in a mission set for 2020.
UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
NASA’s seemingly unstoppable Mars rover Opportunity has been knocked out by a gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the red planet and blotting out the sun.
UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 3:02 p.m.
New Mars discoveries are advancing the case for possible life on the red planet, past or even present.
Sat., May 5, 2018, 8:22 a.m.
A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars on Saturday, aiming to land on the red planet and explore its mysterious insides.
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 7:23 p.m.
NASA’s next Mars explorer is going to have company all the way to the red planet: a couple of puny yet groundbreaking sidekicks.
Fri., March 23, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has now marked 2,000 days on the red planet.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 8:31 a.m.
A European space probe has swung into position around Mars in preparation to analyze its atmosphere for possible signs of life.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Trump administration officials are pledging to send Americans back to the moon – and then on to Mars.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Six NASA-backed research subjects who have been cooped up in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January emerged from isolation Sunday. They devoured fresh-picked tropical fruits, vegetables …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 8:07 p.m.
The White House says President Donald Trump plans to nominate an Oklahoma congressman, Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine, to serve as the next administrator of NASA.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
A mysterious celestial body may be lurking in the frozen, far-flung reaches of the solar system, scientists say.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA’s new megarocket will launch without astronauts on its test flight, now delayed until 2019 because of technical challenges, the space agency’s top leaders said Friday. …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
To the long list of ambitious goals he has set, no matter how far-fetched they might seem, President Donald Trump on Monday added this: placing humans on Mars.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 6:20 a.m.
If human beings finally reach Mars, they may find themselves depending on the humble, if hardy potato. Scientists in Peru have used a simulator that mimics the harsh conditions on …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Tuesday that updates NASA’s mission to add exploration of Mars and authorizes $19.5 billion in spending for the U.S. space agency for …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
Six carefully selected scientists will spend the next eight months living inside a man-made dome on a remote Hawaii volcano as part of a human-behavior study that could help NASA …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
Europe’s experimental Mars probe hit the right spot – but at the wrong speed – and may have ended up in a fiery ball of rocket fuel when it struck …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says the United States is partnering with commercial companies to build “new habitats” to try to send humans safely to Mars within two decades. Obama …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
This time of year, dust devils put on a good show in the flatter, drier parts of the Pacific Northwest. You’ve probably seen these plumes of swirling dust zipping across …
Tue., June 28, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
NASA’s fireworks came early this year with a successful rocket test in Utah.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
A Swedish court has ordered candy maker Mars to stop selling M&Ms in the Scandinavian country, at least not with the customary lower-case letters it uses on the packaging and …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 6:38 a.m.
By examining swirling patterns left in ice topping the Red Planet’s north pole, scientists using radar data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have put together an unprecedented look into our …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 5:07 a.m.
Mars might have been a wilder water world than we thought. Scientists scanning the terrain have discovered signs of two massive tsunamis in the northern hemisphere – events that might …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Last week, Mercury stole the show. Now it’s Mars’ turn. On Sunday morning, Mars, Earth and the sun will line up perfectly in the sky. This once-every-two-years event is called …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
Humans could set foot on Mars within decades if they wanted to, according to the German astronaut who has been tapped to become his country’s first commander of the International …
Tue., May 3, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
Those mysterious dark lines that grow and fade on some of the Red Planet’s slopes might not have all been caused by water flowing on the surface, but violently boiling …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 7:23 a.m.
Elon Musk has finally put a date on SpaceX’s longstanding goal of going to Mars. SpaceX tweeted Wednesday that it is planning to send an unmanned Dragon spacecraft to the …