Mars News
ESA joins forces with NASA in the quest to put a man on Mars ESA joins forces with NASA in the quest to put a man on Mars

The European Space Agency and French aerospace company Airbus have inked a deal that will allow them to assist in the building of NASA's newest spacecraft, the manned capsule Orion...

Scientists suggest that ancient volcanoes were responsible for water on Mars Scientists suggest that ancient volcanoes were responsible for water on Mars

The eruption of Martian volcanoes 3.7 billion years ago could have made the planet warm enough to host liquid water, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience...

Liquid water flowed on Mars during intervals of warmth Liquid water flowed on Mars during intervals of warmth

Evidence gathered in recent years, such as the discovery of a primeval lakebed by NASA’s Curiosity rover, points to an ancient Mars that saw liquid water flowing on its surface...

Orion test flight is ‘first step’ in landing humans on Mars Orion test flight is ‘first step’ in landing humans on Mars

NASA officials are eagerly anticipating the first test flight of the Orion deep space capsule, scheduled for next month. The test flight, named EFT-1, or Exploration Test Flight 1, will be unmanned, with launch scheduled for December 4 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 37...

Strange mineral detected on Mars raises many new questions Strange mineral detected on Mars raises many new questions

Back in 2010, when NASA was choosing a landing site for their Curiosity rover, the mineral mapping instrument on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicated that the mineral hematite was present near one of the prospective sites...

Comet makes extremely rare close approach to Mars Comet makes extremely rare close approach to Mars

In its first trip ever to the inner solar system, Comet Siding Spring made a close approach to Mars on Sunday that was observed and photographed by seven spacecraft, five orbiters and two rovers on Mars' surface...

Simulation shows women better suited to life on Mars Simulation shows women better suited to life on Mars

A writer for Slate magazine who spent four months in a simulation that attempted to replicate life on Mars says the first visitors to the Red Planet should be women...

MAVEN orbiter finds hydrogen layer that spreads 21,000 miles from Mars MAVEN orbiter finds hydrogen layer that spreads 21,000 miles from Mars

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter has yet to begin its formal science mission, but it is already sending back clear images and crucial data about the fourth planet's upper atmosphere...

MIT casts doubt on Mars One vision for landing humans on planet MIT casts doubt on Mars One vision for landing humans on planet

The Mars One initiative seeks to land four human on Mars to begin building a permanent colony by 2025. However, engineers and researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently took a critical look at the plan and found that many aspects of the mission might not be as straightforward as Mars One envisions...

$8 million NASA grant studies Earth to find life on Mars $8 million NASA grant studies Earth to find life on Mars

A five-year, $8 million NASA grant has been awarded to seven American research institutions to study various terrains on Earth in the quest to find evidence of past life on Mars...