The Martian

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…

3 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Nov. 22, 2017: Andy Weir and ARTEMIS

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )…

3 years ago

New NASA-themed TV Pilot by ‘The Martian’ Author Andy Weir

Author Andy Weir, who wrote the bestselling novel “The Martian” on which the successful 2015 movie of the same name…

4 years ago

What is the Mars Curse?

If you’re going to send a spacecraft to Mars, you’ve got to know that place has an insatiable hunger for…

4 years ago

Good News, Martian Colonists Can Eat All the Radishes They Want

Based on recent experiments led by a Dutch research team and MarsOne, we now know which crops can be grown…

5 years ago

First Space Zinnia Blooms and Catches Sun’s Rays on Space Station

The first Zinnia flower to bloom in space is dramatically catching the sun’s rays like we have never seen before…

5 years ago

Guide to October’s Conjunction Mania, See Venus in Daylight

Tomorrow morning might be a good time to call for extra celestial traffic control. A slip of a crescent Moon will join…

6 years ago

Are Martian Dust Storms Dangerous?

Just how dangerous are the terrifying dust storms that swarm Mars? Brave explorers trek across the red dunes of Mars…

6 years ago