The Mars rover Curiosity has just crossed into new territory, driving out of the ellipse that was predetermined to be "safe" terrain for initial landing and exploration in 2012.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is celebrating its Martian year (687 Earth days) anniversary this week while traversing ground once covered with massive ancient glaciers, according to a recent analysis of geological images.
Only a year ago, a young space-travel enthusiast dreamt up getting a time capsule on Mars. Now this idea is a very real project that is gaining significant support and funding.
Elon Musk, the CEO and founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, has recently told the media that he believes humanity could reach Mars in 10-12 years.
Extroverts may be the life of the party here on Earth, but on a manned mission to Mars they are more of a "liability," according to a new study.
NASA, which is scheduled to plummet a flying saucer-like test vehicle towards Hawaii in a bid to assist future human expeditions to Mars, has unveiled a "faster than light," Star Trek-like spaceship that could make interstellar travel a reality.
The United States' National Research Council (NRC) has concluded that NASA will not be able to reach its goal of landing on Mars in the foreseeable future if the space agency and lawmakers cannot agree on a concrete and fiscally realistic plan.
An erupting volcano covered in a large sheet of glacial ice may have created large lakes, which could have remained long enough to have hosted life, according to a new study.
NASA's Mars Weather Camera has spotted the largest fresh meteor-impact crater ever, spanning half the length of a football field.
NASA and its international partners have been given the green light to begin construction on a new Mars lander to be launched in 2016, after it completed a successful Mission Critical Design Review on Friday.
A planet parade, consisting of four of the five planets visible to the naked eye, will be in full view this month - a sight you do not want to miss.
The massive canyons that cover the surface of Mars were likely formed by lava flow, not water, according to a recent study.
Life may be touching down on Mars sooner than we think. It just won't be planting any flags or playing golf. Researchers have proposed attempting to grow plants in a mobile greenhouse on Mars during the next Mars rover landing, which is tentatively expected to land on the planet by 2021.
Scientists are worried about Mars invaders of a different kind. These newly feared foes come in the form of microorganisms from Earth, and new research shows that they could potentially contaminate the Red Planet should we ever successfully make the trek there.