Atomic Oxygen Has Been Detected In Mars’ Atmosphere

As far as we know, were the only habitable planet in the Solar System. We have yet to discover life elsewhere, but Mars even today is a pretty good bet.…

NO, Mars Will NOT Appear As Large As The Full Moon In The Night Sky

Certain wonderful events come just once a year, like birthdays, Thanksgiving, anniversaries, and back-to-school sales for office supplies. Sadly, a new annual tradition has emerged: claiming that Mars will appear…

Fungi and Lichens Just Survived 18 Months On The Outside Of The ISS – Which Means They Might Be Able To Survive On Mars Too

Life is a fickle thing, and to understand the potential for life beyond Earthwe continue to test how microorganisms deal with extreme conditions. The latest experiment looked at how fungi…

Puzzling Rocks Found On Mars

Three and a half billion years ago Mars was a completely different place. Water was flowing, the atmosphere was thicker, and maybe some basic forms of life had evolved. Curiositys…

5 Craters That Look Like Other Things

Craters That Look Like Other Things Smiley Face Crater Bob Ross would approve of this happy little crater on Mercury. The Messenger Spacecraft snapped this image in October. The crater…

Could We Colonize Mars?

Sending humans to Mars is something that many are hopeful will happen in the next few decades, possibly by the 2040s,according to NASA. But what chance do we have of…

Mysterious Ovoid Structure in Martian Meteorite Looks Like A Cell

The Nakhla meteorite originated from Mars and fell to Earth in Egypt in 1911. It has been studied extensively over the years, and is one of the first indicators humans…

Super-Realistic Simulator Lands NASA’s Curiosity Rover on Mars

As NASA’s Curiosity rover gets closer to its early Monday morning landing on Mars, the agency has released a spectacular simulator that will take you through every detail of the…

Curiosity Rover Makes First Foursquare Check-in on Mars

Curiosity is NASA’s most digitally savvy rover yet. She tweets regularly, posts her pictures and now she is the first Foursquare user to ever check in on Mars. Curiosity’s first…

Volcanic Eruptions On Mars Used To Explode Through Ancient Ice Sheets

Volcanoes are many things: spectacular, terrifying, gargantuan, and enigmatic. They free us from ice ages, destroy civilizations and build new islands from the sea as we watch. They captivateboth scientists…