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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

China tests Mars lander in international cooperation push

China showed off its Mars spacecraft during a landing test Thursday as the country pushes for inclusion in more global space projects.


NASA lander captures marsquakes, other Martian sounds

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

Mars lander picks up what’s likely 1st detected marsquake

NASA’s InSight lander has picked up a gentle rumble at Mars, believed to be the first marsquake ever detected.


NASA twins study explores space, the final genetic frontier

A unique study of twin astronauts is helping scientists uncover how the body responds to long space travel.


Scientists see evidence of underground lakes system on Mars

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 rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years

NASA’s longest-running rover on Mars, Opportunity, has been pronounced dead, 15 years after it landed on the red planet.


Tiny satellites fall silent after proving new tech at Mars

Two tiny satellites have fallen silent hundreds of millions of miles away, after proving new technology at Mars.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019

NASA’s storm-silenced rover marks 15th anniversary on Mars

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

New NASA lander captures 1st sounds of Martian wind

NASA’s new Mars lander has captured the first sounds of the Martian wind.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Planet Earth working on 3 Mars landers to follow InSight

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

NASA spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey

A NASA spacecraft has landed on Mars to explore the planet’s interior.


New lander will add to humans’ long fascination with Mars

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

Named for Roman god of war, Mars isn’t very kind to visitors

Mars has a nasty habit of living up to its mythological name and besting Earth when it comes to accepting visitors.


Big test coming up for tiny satellites trailing Mars lander

A pair of tiny experimental satellites trailing NASA’s InSight spacecraft all the way to Mars face their biggest test yet.


Tool around the amazing Red Planet without leaving home

Google Mars lets you explore the Red Planet without the 140-million-mile journey.


A new era in spaceflight: Back to the moon on the way to Mars

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 anxious to hear from Mars rover as dust storm clears

NASA is anxious to hear from its dust-silenced Mars rover, Opportunity, as the planet’s red skies clear.


Mars making a brilliant pass near Earth this week

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

Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Now’s the time to catch Mars in the night sky.


UK space officials seek nifty name for Mars rover

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 rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

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 advance case for possible life

New Mars discoveries are advancing the case for possible life on the red planet, past or even present.


NASA launches InSight spacecraft to Mars to dig down deep

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 spacecraft will have company all the way to Mars

NASA’s next Mars explorer is going to have company all the way to the red planet: a couple of puny yet groundbreaking sidekicks.


NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity marks 2,000th day on red planet

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has now marked 2,000 days on the red planet.


European space probe prepares to sniff Martian atmosphere

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

Pence pledges U.S. will go to the moon, Mars and beyond

Trump administration officials are pledging to send Americans back to the moon – and then on to Mars.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017

Mars research crew emerges after 8 months of isolation

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 …


Trump to nominate Oklahoma congressman to lead NASA

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.


A mysterious Mars-sized planet may be hiding at the edge of our solar system

A mysterious celestial body may be lurking in the frozen, far-flung reaches of the solar system, scientists say.