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July 4, 2017

 

A museum display of John Glenn's spacesuit and magazine covers featuring him

A Better Spacesuit

Engineers are designing a new spacesuit for Martian exploration.

May 17, 2017

 

A Martian crater, the ground is rust colored. Near the center of the image is a light (but also bright) blue circle that is the crater water ice.

Landing On Mars Is Hard

Due to an equipment malfunction, Schiaparelli plummeted over two miles and was destroyed.

March 23, 2017

 

A composite image of the mountains and rocks of Mars

Welcome To Mars

Learn about the technology needed to begin a Martian settlement.

November 25, 2016

 

A close-up image of Phobos (Mars' largest moon)

Goodbye, Moon! Hello, Ring!

Twenty to forty million years from now, Mars will lose its largest moon.

September 8, 2016

 

Still image of the sun during a dynamic solar event as captured by an X-Ray Telescope

Thanks, Magnetic Field!

Why is there life on Earth? Water, a rocky surface, the right amount of distance, and ____________.

April 7, 2016

 

Mars rover

Mars Has Flowing Water

Mars has sprung a leak of free-flowing salt water.

December 2, 2015

 

Mars' surface

Protecting Mars from Earth, Earth from Mars

Scientists fear these deadly space invaders: microbes.

September 17, 2015

 

radiation particles

Radiation in Deep Space

Mars-bound astronauts will face many dangers including extended exposure to galactic radiation, which has been shown to cause brain damage.

July 16, 2015

 

drone

Helicopter Drones on Mars  

Engineers are developing drone helicopters to fly on the red planet to assist the Mars rover's missions.

May 8, 2015

 

red planet

Organic Molecules on Mars 

Life On Mars? The Curiosity rover found organic molecules on Mars. It’s not exactly “life on Mars” but it’s a good start: Organic compounds are the molecular building blocks of life on Earth. Scientists found the molecules in samples of mudstone in Gale crater, which—it is believed— was a lake billions of years ago. The mudstone contains special clays which […]

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