Stories tagged: Mars
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:20 p.m.
NASA’s longest-running rover on Mars, Opportunity, has been pronounced dead, 15 years after it landed on the red planet.
Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 12:23 p.m.
Two tiny satellites have fallen silent hundreds of millions of miles away, after proving new technology at Mars.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 8:57 p.m.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA’s Opportunity rover is silently marking the 15th anniversary of its touchdown on Mars. The spacecraft hasn’t been heard from since a global dust storm last …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
NASA’s new Mars lander has captured the first sounds of the Martian wind.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 9:33 a.m.
As Mars’ newest resident settles in, Planet Earth is working on three more landers and at least two orbiters to join the scientific Martian brigade.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 1:09 p.m.
A NASA spacecraft has landed on Mars to explore the planet’s interior.
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 6:11 p.m.
In our solar system family, Mars is Earth’s next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia. The attraction is sure to grow with Monday’s arrival of a NASA …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 6:46 p.m.
Mars has a nasty habit of living up to its mythological name and besting Earth when it comes to accepting visitors.
Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 5:43 p.m.
A pair of tiny experimental satellites trailing NASA’s InSight spacecraft all the way to Mars face their biggest test yet.
Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 1 p.m.
Google Mars lets you explore the Red Planet without the 140-million-mile journey.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
NASA announced this summer that it plans to head back to the moon in the 2020s, about 50 years after astronauts last visited. But this time, the moon isn’t considered …
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 …