When the first astronauts land on Mars, they won't be able to take everything they need with them. The logistics and weight of transporting so much material on one spacecraft, along with a crew, defies current technology. While scientists at NASA have discussed missions to deliver materials to the Red Planet ahead of a manned mission, there may be resources on Mars that can be used.
China has completed its first public test of a Mars lander, keeping the country on track for an unmanned exploration mission to the red planet in 2020.
When the Mars 2020 rover lands on the Red Planet in February 2021, it will touch down in Jezero Crater, the site of a lake that existed 3.5 billion years ago. Now, two research teams have identified areas in Jezero Crater where the rover might find signs of ancient life.
Mars is set to launch a new line of vegan chocolate bars in the United Kingdom, becoming the first major confectionery company to offer a plant-based alternative to milk chocolate.
Since it landed in Gale Crater in 2012, the Curiosity rover has been studying the Martian surface beneath its wheels to learn more about the planet's history. But Curiosity also stuck its nose in the air for a big sniff to understand the Martian atmosphere.
Disney+, Disney's much-anticipated streaming service, launched Nov. 12. Earlier this year, Disney released an enormous lineup of "basically everything" that the service offers.
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover is still traversing the Red Planet on its own, searching for evidence of past life there.
In between conducting scientific experiments on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover paused to take a selfie.
About 47 years ago, Harrison Schmitt became the only scientist to ever walk on the moon. Now, the geologist and professor is studying an extensive landslide on Mars, almost 250 miles wide, that formed about 400 million years ago.
What would a home on Mars look like? What sort of clothes would we wear on the Red Planet? And how would we grow our food? The answers to some of these questions are beautifully imagined in a new exhibition, "Moving to Mars," at London's Design Museum.
We may have already discovered the essence of life on Mars 40 years ago, according to a former NASA scientist.
Since it landed on Mars in 2012 NASA's Curiosity rover has been exploring Gale Crater, a vast, dry ancient lake bed with a mountain at its center. Now, Curiosity has found sediments containing sulfate salt in the crater, which suggest it once held salty lakes.
Since landing on Mars in November 2018, NASA's InSight mission has been taking selfies, providing daily Martian weather reports, detecting quakes on Mars and hearing strange sounds. But its heat probe experiment is struggling to burrow beneath the surface of the Red Planet.
Mars is full of subtle sounds and thanks to NASA's InSight mission, we're finally able to hear them.
If you want your boarding pass to Mars, act quickly. The gate will close at 11:59 pm ET on Monday, Sept. 30. Yes, that's today.
NASA's next mission to Mars will be its most advanced yet. But if scientists discover there was once life -- or there is life -- on the Red Planet, will the public be able to handle such an extraterrestrial concept?
Elon Musk and SpaceX unveils its Starship rocket design.
The rocket and spacecraft at the center of Elon Musk's plan to colonize Mars could fly humans into orbit within one year — and cost billions of dollars less than he once predicted.
Elon Musk founded SpaceX 17 years ago with a single goal in mind, to put people on Mars.
A year ago, there was little evidence beyond a few tweets, engine tests, and slideshows to indicate that SpaceX was building a massive spaceship capable of traveling to other planets.
India's historic attempt to soft land a rover on the moon may have ended in failure moments before landing and scientists scrambled to analyze the final communication from Chandrayaan-2.
Before humans make it to Mars, NASA will send a helicopter to scope out the terrain.
The most precise clock ever flown in space may not inspire thrills, but it could be the key to safely sending people to Mars.
What's the first stop for a rover destined to search for signs of life on the Red Planet? Toulouse in France, apparently.