A NASA mission to Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder is set to slide into orbit around the red planet this week after a 10-month, 442-million mile chase through the inner solar system.
Was Mars—now a cold, dry place—once a warm, wet planet that sustained life? And if so, how long has it been cold and dry?
On October 19, 2014, Comet Siding Spring will pass by Mars only 132,000 km away—which would be like a comet passing about 1/3 of the distance between Earth and the Moon.
(AP)—NASA plans to make oxygen—a key ingredient of rocket fuel—on Mars early next decade.
NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft—and one day even astronauts—safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the ...
After several weather delays, NASA will try to launch a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere Saturday to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.
(Phys.org) —NASA's Mars Curiosity rover will complete a Martian year—687 Earth days—on June 24, having accomplished the mission's main goal of determining whether Mars once offered environmental conditions favorable ...
A group of French and Russian scientists, including three specialists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, has discovered a new peculiarity of the Martian atmosphere. The scientists had analyzed satellite-acquired ...
Bad weather is preventing NASA from launching a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.
The U.S. space agency has postponed its plan to send a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.