An elongated crater called "Spirit of St. Louis," with a rock spire in it, dominates a recent scene from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
New research at the University of Arkansas suggests that methanogens – among the simplest and oldest organisms on Earth – could survive on Mars.
NASA is using the skies around the Hawaiian island of Kauai to test new technology that it wants to use for landing larger spacecraft—and eventually astronauts—on Mars.
When humans finally set foot on Mars, they're going to be curious about everything around them.
MarsPolar, a newly started international venture is setting its sights on the Red Planet. The project consisting of specialists from Russia, United Arab Emirates, Poland, U.S. and Ukraine has come up with a bold idea to establish ...
Testing is underway on NASA's next mission on the journey to Mars, a stationary lander scheduled to launch in March 2016.
The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired this closeup image of a "fresh" (on a geological scale, though quite old on a human scale) impact crater in ...
The most interesting thing we wonder about Mars is this: does it house Martians? This week, some highly technical research touted during a NASA press conference has given hope for an answer.
Four people wearing space helmets and square backpacks emerge from a circular structure resembling a water tank and step onto a reddish, barren landscape.
In March of this year, a team of bioengineers from Caltech, JPL, and the University of Washington spent a week in Greenland, using snowmobiles to haul their scientific equipment, waiting out windstorms, and spending hours ...