Mars-bound astronauts will face many dangers including extended exposure to galactic radiation, which has been shown to cause brain damage.
Engineers are developing drone helicopters to fly on the red planet to assist the Mars rover's missions.
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 […]
Data from the Rosetta mission, the Mars rover and the Herschel space observatory point to water's extraterrestrial origins.
Over the years, scientists have found many meteorites they believe came to Earth from Mars. These bits of debris have many interesting things to say.
In order to reach Mars, our astronauts may have to stop by a lassoed astroid first.
While there's still no evidence that life evolved on Mars, we now know that it at least could have.
NASA's Curiosity rover has found evidence for life-supporting conditions on ancient Mars.
For years scientists thought only two planets in our solar system had tectonic plates. But, now, it looks like Mars is joining the club.