Mars rover Opportunity is finally headed to a new location after 20 months spent on “Cape York” where it completed its time there with the exciting discovery of a rock “intensely” affected by water, according to NASA.
NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity set the record for the farthest total distance for any driving on a world other than Earth by a U.S.-developed vehicle on Thursday after traveling 80 meters to finish the day with an odometer that read 35.76 kilometers.
Researchers using images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have identified 248 new impact sites on Mars in the past decade - far less than predicted by previous estimates of 200 impacts per year.
Geologists drilling almost two miles underground discovered a snapshot of ancient history in the form of flowing water isolated for at least 1.5 billion years and perhaps as long as 2.64 billion years.
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is back in commission and this time with plans to begin drilling soon on a patch of bedrock called “Cumberland.”
Mars One, a project dedicated to the human colonization of Mars, first opened the application process for astronaut and settler hopefuls in late April. Just two weeks later, nearly 80,000 individuals from around the world have volunteered to join the one-way mission headed for the Red Planet.
Science meets poetry in NASA’s latest call to the public to submit their name and a personal message online for a DVD to be carried aboard a spacecraft headed to study Mars's upper atmosphere.
While the media’s attention has been focused on the new Mars rover Curiosity, the older Opportunity has been quietly plugging away since January 2004 - that is, until now.
While China’s government may not be focused on the developing cross-national race to Mars, the phenomenon seems to have caught the attention of its people with nearly 600 Chinese submitting their application to Mars One within the first week.
Using ratios of the element argon, scientists believe they have finally confirmed that Mars once has an atmosphere that has gradually been slipping away.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity may have identified perchlorate in a sand patch within the Gale Crater. Perchlorates are a known energy source for some types of Earth-dwelling microbes.
One man believes space colonization is just around the corner.
Despite several technical failures, Curiosity continues to find more evidence of water on Mars.
Mars Curiosity rover, the car-size rover currently on a mission in Mars, is being powered off temporarily as a security measure, NASA said Wednesday, after the sun unleashed a blast headed towards the red planet.
NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover hit a snag late last week, when a memory glitch forced it into a "safe mode" while NASA prepared a backup and diagnosed the trouble, but now Rover successfully come out of safe mode, according to a report.