Mars

A Mars Colony Could be a Hydrogen Factory, Providing Propellant for the Inner Solar System

There are lots of potential uses for a Mars colony.  It could be a research outpost, mining colony, or even…

1 month ago

Perseverance has Collected its First Sample of Mars and Prepared it for Return to Earth… Eventually

It's another first for NASA. In early September, the Perseverance rover successfully used its robotic arm and drill to drill…

2 months ago

How to Prevent our Spacecraft From Contaminating Mars

A new report by the National Academies of Sciences highlights the importance of planetary protection for future missions destined for…

2 months ago

‘Glowing’ Sand Dune Erosion on the Side of a Martian Crater

While Mars is known as the Red Planet, a variety of colors can be found on the planet’s surface. Just…

2 months ago

Here’s Perseverance, Seen From Space

The Mars Perseverance rover is on the move! The HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted the rover from…

2 months ago

Communication With Mars is About to Become Impossible (for two Weeks)

Every two years, Mars enters what is known as a "Solar Conjunction," where its orbit takes it behind the Sun…

2 months ago

Mars has Seasons, and They Might Have Revealed Where it’s Hiding its Water

The search for water on Mars has consumed a lot of data collection and research time.  Underground lakes have been…

2 months ago

How Much Carbon Dioxide Snow Falls Every Winter on Mars?

New research hows how changes in the size of the Martian polar ice caps are associated with annual changes in…

2 months ago

This is the Reactor That Could Make it Possible to Return From Mars

Remember when engineers proposed one-way trips to Mars, because round trips are just too expensive to bring people back to…

2 months ago

NASA’s InSight Experiences its Most Powerful Marsquake so far: Magnitude 4.2, Lasting 90 Minutes

NASA’s InSight lander has detected one of the most powerful and longest-lasting quakes on the Red Planet since the start…

2 months ago