Stories tagged: mars
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
China showed off its Mars spacecraft during a landing test Thursday as the country pushes for inclusion in more global space projects.
Tue., Oct. 1, 2019
NASA’s InSight lander on Mars has captured the low rumble of marsquakes and a symphony of other otherworldly sounds.
UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019
NASA’s InSight lander has picked up a gentle rumble at Mars, believed to be the first marsquake ever detected.
Thu., April 11, 2019
A unique study of twin astronauts is helping scientists uncover how the body responds to long space travel.
Fri., March 1, 2019
Scientists say images of craters taken by European and American space probes show there likely once was a planet-wide system of underground lakes on Mars.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019
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
Two tiny satellites have fallen silent hundreds of millions of miles away, after proving new technology at Mars.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019
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
NASA’s new Mars lander has captured the first sounds of the Martian wind.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018
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
A NASA spacecraft has landed on Mars to explore the planet’s interior.
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018
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
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
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
Google Mars lets you explore the Red Planet without the 140-million-mile journey.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
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
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
Now’s the time to catch Mars in the night sky.
Fri., July 20, 2018
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
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
New Mars discoveries are advancing the case for possible life on the red planet, past or even present.
Sat., May 5, 2018
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
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
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has now marked 2,000 days on the red planet.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018
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
Trump administration officials are pledging to send Americans back to the moon – and then on to Mars.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
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
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
A mysterious celestial body may be lurking in the frozen, far-flung reaches of the solar system, scientists say.