Next Mars Discovery Mission with InSight Lander Delayed by NASA
Dec 23, 2015 NASA was forced to delay its next mission to Mars due to an ongoing problem with one of the key components of the InSight lander. Although 2018 has been targeted as the new launch period, there's still a chance that the space agency might cancel the mission, which is still part of its Discovery Program.
Mars Could Soon Have Rings According to Scientists
Nov 24, 2015 Scientists predicted that someday, Mars could have rings around it just like Saturn. This could happen after the Red Planet's natural satellite Phobos completely breaks apart.
Mars’ Moon Phobos Breaking Apart due to Red Planet’s Gravitational Pull
Nov 11, 2015 NASA's scientists have reported that Phobos, the moon orbiting Mars, is nearing its destruction. According to the scientists, this is due to the strong gravitational force exerted by the Red Planet on the natural satellite.
Want to Go to Space? NASA Now Hiring Astronauts
Nov 05, 2015 NASA has announced that it will begin accepting applications for its new batch of astronauts starting in December of this year. According to the space agency, the successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on the International Space Station and possibly pioneer the future Mars programs.
Scientists Explain Why Earth is so Much Bigger Than Mars
Oct 29, 2015 A new study on the solar system was able to uncover the mystery behind the massive size difference between Earth and Mars. According to the scientists, this has something to do with the location of the two planets.
NASA Lays Out Three-Step Plan to Reach Red Planet by 2030
Oct 13, 2015 As part of its quest to send people to Mars, the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) has released its comprehensive three-part plan detailing how it aims to land astronauts on the Red Planet. According to the report by the agency, the various phases of the plan will occur within the next decades. If all goes well, NASA will be able to launch a landing mission on Mars by 2030.
NASA Stirs Curiousity, Reveals Proof of Running Water in Mars Only Days Before Matt Damon's Film Premiere
Sep 30, 2015 NASA’s official announcement that there is proof of running water on Mars has brought on considerable curiosity all over the world. The revelation also comes very close to the premiere of the Ridley Scott-helmed movie, ‘The Martian,’ which will be unveiled this October.
Elon Musk Wants to Nuke Mars [WATCH]
Sep 11, 2015 Elon Musk, the billionaire techie who has been dubbed as the real-life version of Marvel's Tony Stark, may have just turned into a villain after declaring his plans to drop nuclear bombs on Mars. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO made the statement during his appearance on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,"
Life on Mars? Curiosity Photos Suggest Life May Have Existed on Red Planet
Jan 08, 2015 A recent discovery made by NASA’s Curiosity rover suggests that living organisms may have thrived on the surface of Mars. Based on the photos taken by the rover, the Red Planet has ancient rock formations that resemble those created by microbes on Earth.
New Methods Aims to Reduce Cost of Space Missions to Mars
Dec 29, 2014 Scientists have proposed a new method that will allow space shuttles to approach Mars through a significantly cheaper and safer way. Dubbed as the ballistic capture, the move involves launching a spacecraft ahead of the Red Planet’s orbit to take advantage of its gravitational pull.
Discovery of Methane on Mars Suggests Presence of Living Organisms
Dec 17, 2014 NASA scientists strongly believe that the Curiosity rover’s latest discovery signifies that there is life on Mars. Speaking before the American Geophysical Union conference on Tuesday, scientists handling the Curiosity mission revealed that traces of methane have been found on the surface of the red planet.
NASA Reports Mars Had Life-Supporting Lakes
Dec 09, 2014 NASA scientists reported on Monday that the planet Mars used to have shallow lakes that were capable of supporting living organisms. The discovery was made by the Curiosity rover, which was deployed to the Red Planet by the space agency in 2012.