Mars Life

The Newest Mars Base Concept Is a Giant Igloo at the Martian North Pole

A team of scientists at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne outline plans for a nine-month surface mission to the Martian North.
Becky Ferreira

Aretha the Legend Is Gone; Aretha the Asteroid Orbits On

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, has died at 76. But her legacy will not be forgotten.
Becky Ferreira
Life on Mars?

Sorry Elon: NASA Says Mars Can’t Be Terraformed With Existing Technology

Elon Musk once suggested nuking the Martian poles to terraform the Red Planet, but NASA research shows why this would definitely not work.
Daniel Oberhaus
Life on Mars?

Scientists Find Evidence of Liquid Water on Mars

A reservoir of liquid water may be hiding under the ice cap on the south pole of Mars.
Daniel Oberhaus

Watch the Air Force Blow Up a Piece of Spaceflight History

Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 17, built in 1956, was demolished on Thursday.
Becky Ferreira
elon musk

Elon Musk Is Creating His Own Reality

The 'real-life Iron Man' is a real American superhero.
Jordan Pearson

NASA’s Opportunity Rover Is Battling for Its Life in an Epic Martian Dust Storm

Opportunity has driven farther and lived longer than any interplanetary rover. But can it survive one of the most intense dust storms ever observed on Mars?
Becky Ferreira

NASA's Launching a Lander That Will Dig on Mars

Mars InSight will be the first interplanetary mission to lift off from the West Coast.
Becky Ferreira

Nobody Knows How This Part of Mars Exploded

New images of Ismenia Patera deepen the mystery of its origins.
Becky Ferreira
Red Planet

‘Surviving Mars’ Taught Me I Would Not Survive on Mars

The new city-building strategy game lets you colonize Mars with “minimal casualties.”
Becky Ferreira
Falcon Heavy

Holy Shit: SpaceX Finally Test Fired its Falcon Heavy Rocket

SpaceX just test fired the Falcon Heavy and the wait was so worth it.
Daniel Oberhaus

The Teenager Who Sent An Experiment to Space and Dreams of Visiting Mars

Alia Almansoori won a competition to have her experiment sent to the International Space Station, but she's not capping her ambitions at low Earth orbit.
Kaleigh Rogers