NASA recently launched the Deep Space Atomic Clock, or DSAC, on a test mission. DSAC should allow spacecraft to chart their own trajectories, essentially becoming self-driving spaceships.
A high-powered camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft recently took a picture of a newly formed impact crater on Mars. Researchers know that the impact happened sometime between pictures of the area taken in September 2016 and February 2019.
The Atacama Desert in Northern Chile is the driest desert on Earth. The only life there is microbial, and researchers study it to get an idea of what we might find on Mars.
Mark and Scott Kelly are identical twin brothers who are both NASA astronauts. In 2015, Scott Kelly was launched on a record 340 day mission to the International Space Station.
Ever since the 1960s researchers have been studying the possibility of altering the Martian environment to make it Earth-like and habitable.
A climate model of early Mars explains how water could've flowed despite freezing temperatures.
As of three point eight billion years ago, Mars had already lost much of its atmosphere.
Engineers are designing a new spacesuit for Martian exploration.
Due to an equipment malfunction, Schiaparelli plummeted over two miles and was destroyed.