Latest Mars exploration Stories
As urgent as interplanetary exploration might seem, NASA must deal with a significant communication delay that acts as a bottleneck between robotic explorers like the Curiosity rover on Mars and scientists here on Earth.
Most people have someone they know who has a job they are a little envious of, but there are few people in this world who have careers that even some of the most coveted positioned people envy — driving a rover on Mars.
NASA has dwindled down its list for potential landing sites for its next Mars lander mission down to four possibilities.
NASA said its Curiosity rover has taken the sharpest image of a solar eclipse ever taken on Mars. The Martian rover was able to snap an image of Phobos, the largest of Mars' moons, passing in front of the sun.
The next generation of NASA astronauts were announced on Tuesday, welcomed to the space agency by Administrator Charles Bolden. These astronauts may be the next set of space goers to fulfill the first ever missions to asteroids and Mars.
No matter where you are, you can join us online for a live public talk from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. PDT (10 p.m. EDT) about the Curiosity rover's first year on Mars.
In space, no one can take your order for takeout. In fact, figuring out what astronauts would eat on Mars remains one of the biggest issues for researchers.
Forty of the volunteers chosen to take a one-way trip to the Red Planet gathered in Washington, DC yesterday to hear Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp explain his plans to build a permanent base on Mars by 2023.
As the Mars Curiosity rover marks its one-year anniversary, NASA is already beginning final preparations for the November launch of its next mission to the Red Planet.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.