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India is becoming a surprise front-runner in the race to Mars India is becoming a surprise front-runner in the race to Mars

Things keep looking up for India's space program. First, they became the first Asian country to send a spacecraft to Mars. Now, they've successfully launched a rocket capable of carrying heavy satellites and manned capsules into space...

Don’t be fooled by NASA’s theatrics: U.S. can’t get to Mars alone Don’t be fooled by NASA’s theatrics: U.S. can’t get to Mars alone

NASA's budget has been tight (in "sending things into space" terms)  for many years, a predicament this could put a damper on potential missions to Mars...

Why does Mars keep losing its atmosphere? MAVEN provides answers Why does Mars keep losing its atmosphere? MAVEN provides answers

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Astronauts lock themselves into tiny Mars simulator for two weeks straight Astronauts lock themselves into tiny Mars simulator for two weeks straight

Apparently, the most Mars-like location in the United States is just outside Hanksville, Utah. It's there that NASA is staging a two-week long simulation of a mission to the red planet...

Student project strives to allow breathable oxygen for future Mars visitors Student project strives to allow breathable oxygen for future Mars visitors

The non-profit foundation Mars One, which plans to build a permanent human colony on Mars, has held a competition for designs that are meant to supply breathable air for future travelers to the planet...

Space Race to Mars unlikely Space Race to Mars unlikely

Americans love to pride themselves on the idea of exceptionalism: that anything we put our mind to, we'll do better than anyone else. Unfortunately, for the true patriots out there, we may never get another chance to gloat, at least as far as space exploration is concerned...

Presence of water doesn’t prove life ever existed on Mars, expert says Presence of water doesn’t prove life ever existed on Mars, expert says

At this point it's clear that Mars once supported flowing rivers and large lakes, but those facts alone aren't enough to suggest that the Red Planet once hosted life...

Curiosity uncovers evidence of Earth-like deltas, ancient lake bed on Mars Curiosity uncovers evidence of Earth-like deltas, ancient lake bed on Mars

According to a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory statement, the Curiosity rover has discovered indications that the layers of rock exposed as Mount Sharp on Mars were laid down in a huge lake bed...

Curiosity findings provide new evidence Mars could have hosted life Curiosity findings provide new evidence Mars could have hosted life

NASA's Curiosity rover, which has been exploring the surface of Mars for nearly 28 months, has found geological and chemical evidence that the Red Planet could have hosted microbial life sometime between three-and-a-half and four billion years ago...

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover finds evidence of huge lake that could have support life NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover finds evidence of huge lake that could have support life

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover may have found evidence of a lake that filled a 96-mile-wide crater billions of years ago near its landing site. The Curiosity rover, which has been operating on the planet since 2012, found rocks that contained water-deposited sediments near the crater's center, boosting theories that Mars was once sustainable to microbial life much like Earth, according to