Viking mission

Is There Life on Mars?

You know what would be exciting? Finding life on Mars. What is the best evidence we’ve seen for life on…

6 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…

6 years ago

Defining Life II: Metabolism and Evolution as clues to Extraterrestrial Life

In the movie "Avatar", we could tell at a glance that the alien moon Pandora was teeming with alien life.…

8 years ago

Defining Life I: What are Astrobiologists Looking For?

How can astrobiologists find extraterrestrial life? In everyday life, we usually don’t have any problem telling that a dog or…

8 years ago

Weather Forecasting on Mars Likely to be Trickier Than on Earth

Predicting the weather here on Earth is never an easy thing, but predicting it on Mars may be ever trickier.…

8 years ago

30-Year-Old 3-D Movie Made from Viking Data Gets New Life

Back in 1979, scientists at Stanford University created a 3-D movie from images sent back by the Viking landers on…

11 years ago

Mars Rovers Set Surface Longevity Record

[/caption] Congrats to the science and engineering teams for the Mars Exploration Rover program! Today, (Thursday May 20) the Opportunity…

12 years ago