mars exploration

Swarms of Robots Could Dig Underground Cities on Mars

Underground habitats have recently become a focal point of off-planet colonization efforts.  Protection from micrometeorites, radiation, and other potential hazards…

4 months ago

Ingenuity Completes a Huge 50-Meter Flight on Mars

The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter just completed its third test flight and set new records for traveling farther and faster than…

5 months ago

Some Earth Life Could Already Survive on Mars

Mars’ surface is a harsh environment for life.  But life on Earth is notoriously resilient as well.  No one is…

7 months ago

New Drones for Exploring Mars are Getting Tested in Iceland

It's looking more and more like the future of space exploration could involve drones in a big way. We've already…

8 months ago

Astronauts and explorers on Mars could eat lab-grown steaks

Growing meat without the need to grow a whole animal has been the dream of agriculturalists and foodies everywhere for…

11 months ago

This is Where Mars 2020 Rover is Heading. From this Picture, I Think You Can Guess Why

Get used to hearing the name "Jezero Crater." It's the landing site for NASA's Mars 2020 rover. The 2020 rover…

2 years ago

Mars Odyssey Reveals Phobos Using THEMIS

NASA's aging 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter recently snapped some unique views of the twin moons Phobos and Deimos, in an…

2 years ago

Mars Helicopter Completes More Test Flights. It’s Almost Ready to go to Mars

We've known for some time that NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars. The vehicle, called the Mars Helicopter, is…

2 years ago

InSight’s Robot Arm is Ready to go to Work

Some new images sent home by the InSight Lander show the robotic arm and the craft's instruments waiting on deck,…

3 years ago

Astronauts Could Use the ScanMars Device to Search for Water on Mars

There's solid evidence for the existence of water on Mars, at least in frozen form at the planet's poles. And…

3 years ago