Mars News
NASA eyes helicopter drones on Mars to assist rovers NASA eyes helicopter drones on Mars to assist rovers

NASA's Mars rovers Opportunity and Curiosity have brought back a wealth of information to Earth, and now scientists are looking at a new type of unmanned vehicle to accompany a future mission: tiny helicopters...

NASA-Microsoft partnership will pioneer virtual Mars exploration NASA-Microsoft partnership will pioneer virtual Mars exploration

NASA is partnering with Microsoft to develop holographic software that will enable humans to explore the surface of Mars virtually from the comfort of their homes or offices...

Microsoft teams up with NASA for ambitious project: bringing virtual reality to Mars Microsoft teams up with NASA for ambitious project: bringing virtual reality to Mars

Though we don't plan to set foot on Mars for at least another 15 years, Microsoft is taking prototype testers to the surface of the Red Planet with their latest gadget, the HoloLens...
Long-lost lander rediscovered on Mars Long-lost lander rediscovered on Mars

The Beagle 2 Mars lander, a mission led by the UK Space Agency, lost contact with Earth after its landing on Dec. 25, 2003. Since then, an effort led by Michael Croon, a former member of the operating team for the ESA’s Mars Express orbiter, has been scouring images taken by the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for signs of Beagle 2...

NASA’s Curiosity rover to begin drilling mysterious Martian ‘Mojave’ rock NASA’s Curiosity rover to begin drilling mysterious Martian ‘Mojave’ rock

NASA's Curiosity rover is gearing up to collect some samples of a rock called Mojave this week, which could further unveil secrets about the possibility of life on the planet many eons ago...

Astronauts enlist unlikely ally in quest to explore Mars: worms Astronauts enlist unlikely ally in quest to explore Mars: worms

Sending astronauts to Mars will be a grander mission than anything undertaken in the history of civilization, so it is a bit ironic that some of the data that may help us get there could come from some of the lowliest creatures on Earth...

Mars Curiosity team doubts report of microbial life spotted in photo Mars Curiosity team doubts report of microbial life spotted in photo

An outside researcher and microbial expert made headlines recently with claims that a photo by Mars Curiosity rover had strong signs of former microbial life, but the Curiosity team says they doubt that that is the case...

Opportunity reaches highest point on Martian trek Opportunity reaches highest point on Martian trek

According to a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory statement, the Opportunity rover has surmounted the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars, the highest point the rover has reached during its 11-year, 25...

Deep freeze plunges temperatures in US below those on Mars Deep freeze plunges temperatures in US below those on Mars

A deep freeze in the northern US has resulted in fourteen states recording daytime temperatures that are colder than those measured on Mars' Gale Crater on the same day...

Curiosity images might show evidence of past Martian life Curiosity images might show evidence of past Martian life

According to Astrobiology Magazine, Nora Noffke, a geobiologist at Old Dominion University in Virginia, has identified geological structures in images taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover that might suggest the presence of life in Mars’ deep past...