Mars regolith

Electrodes in Spacesuits Could Protect Astronauts from Harmful Dust on Mars

To quote NASA associate administrator Jim Reuter, sending crewed missions to Mars by 2040 is an "audacious goal." The challenges…

3 months ago

Instead of Building Structures on Mars, we Could Grow Them With the Help of Bacteria

A new process that combines bacteria and lichen could "grow" bricks from Martian soil. The proposal selected for development by…

1 year ago

Now You Can Buy Fake Mars Dirt for $20/Kilogram. Obviously You’ll Want to Know if Potatoes Can Grow in it

Researchers from UCF have developed a standarized, scientific way to create Martian soil simulant, which could accelerate efforts to colonize…

6 years ago

Life on Mars can Survive for Millions of Years Even Right Near the Surface

A new study conducted by a team of Russian scientists has found that microorganisms on Mars can survive the tough…

7 years ago

Metal-Eating Bacteria Could Have Left their “Fingerprints” on Mars, Proving it Once Hosted Life

A new study by a team of European scientists has shown how metal-eating bacteria could have left their mark on…

7 years ago