Why Do We Keep Going Back to Mars?

The huge NASA rover speeding toward an Aug. 5 landing on Mars may be the most capable and complex Red Planet explorer ever launched, but it’s far from the first.…

Curiosity Rover Snaps Stunning Self-Portrait on Mars

Like a tourist who snaps a photo of himself in front of the Eiffel Tower, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has stretched out its arm and captured a high-resolution self-portrait in…

Ancient Mars Had Component Key to Life, Meteorite Reveals

At a time when life as we know it was just getting its start on Earth, Martian clay may have contained a key component for one of life’s molecular building…

Glacial Meltwater on Martian Volcano May Have Harbored Life

  Heat from a volcano erupting beneath a glacier on Mars may have created large lakes in the relatively recent past, according to a new study. Hundreds of cubic kilometers…

In Sweden You’ll Find the World’s Largest Scale Model of the Solar System

Did you know the Sweden Solar System is the largest permanent scale model of the Solar System in the world? The Sun, represented by the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, is…