NASA has found water in the soil on the surface of Mars in the first scoop of soil analyzed by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover. The exciting results were published in the journal Science on Thursday.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is conducting a feasibility study on sending snake robots to space. Using the legless reptile as a physical model, the researchers at the SINTEF Research Institute in Norway and at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology are plotting a way to utilize robotic versions of the beast to explore the various nooks and crannies of Mars.
NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, has completed its longest trek yet, according to CBS News, driving 464 feet to the top of Panorama Point, where it took photographs of Waypoint 1, a collection of interesting rocks en route to the vehicle's final destination: Mount Sharp, a three-mile-high mountain.
Scientists have discovered more evidence that a giant ocean of water covered as much as one third of Mars billions of years ago.
In what can only be described as a case of planetary balding, new research indicates that Mars once had a thick, lush atmosphere at one point in time that slowly thinned over time.
NASA's Curiosity rover has recorded some pretty stunning footage of a Martian moonrise. The red planet has two small moons, Phobos and Deimos, caught on camera just after sunset on June 28.
Just a few days after NASA reported that Mars exhibited evidence it contains liquid water, NASA research shows that huge chunks of dry ice glide down Martian dunes creating springtime channels that end abruptly in a pit.
Sure, the Mars Curiosity rover is an incredible technological accomplishment that has been bringing new insights into the red planet since it landed late last summer. But don't count out its older sibling, NASA's Mars rover Opportunity, which just made its own headline-grabbing discovery in its 9th year of operation. The little rover that could still can, by recently finding new evidence of water on Mars that was once suitable to support life.
This has been a big week for Mars news, with some great (and not so great) videos coming out, made from the images provided by NASA's Curiosity rover. The news this week ranges from the groundbreaking to the unwelcome to the ridiculous. Let's start with the groundbreaking: Mars definitely once had water flowing over its surface.
It seems that NASA and experts from the private sector are now in agreement on our Mars aspirations. These officials are now saying that it is within the realm of practical possibility to send a manned mission to Mars sometime in the next two decades.
Big news everyone, the Mars rover may have just accidentally drawn a space penis. Unfortunately, the rover apparently doesn't have the same finesse as the artists that decorate bar restrooms, and it's really not the most regal of interplanetary phalluses.
An organization known as Mars One has been making quite a stir in the scientific community over the past few years. They made headlines in 2010 when they announced their plans to found the first off-planet colony on Mars by 2023.
Scientists have uncovered evidence that Mars' atmosphere used to be much more dense than it is today. Currently, the red planet's atmosphere is extremely sparse, just 1% of the density of Earth's at sea level, but according to new research, that wasn't always true.
After experiencing technical difficulties last week from a memory glitch and a subsequent solar flare, Mars Rover Curiosity is making headlines once again.
NASA is preparing to hold a news conference to discuss the findings of the Curiosity Rover's analysis of Martian rocks, the conference will be live streamed here.