Mars
NASA spots volcanic ‘heart’ on Mars
NASA spots volcanic ‘heart’ on Mars

Scientists recently spotted a heart-shaped formation on Tharsis Bulge--a region on Mars where some of the most enormous ancient volcanoes reside. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught site of the heart while the orbiter hovered 170 miles above...

   
NASA creates prototype flying saucer for mission to Mars
NASA creates prototype flying saucer for mission to Mars

A new system for landing large vehicles on Mars might center on a saucer-shaped, rocket-powered vehicle currently being tested by NASA. Beginning with the Vikings, the first probes to land on Mars, NASA has utilized a parachute-based landing system to successfully land probes and rovers on the Red Planet...

   
Rocket-powered ‘flying saucer’ will usher in new era of Mars landings [VIDEO]
Rocket-powered ‘flying saucer’ will usher in new era of Mars landings [VIDEO]

This June, NASA will fly a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into near-space from the U...

   
Human landing on Mars still on track for 2030s
Human landing on Mars still on track for 2030s

NASA’s mission to the Red Planet is steadily moving forward. While a human landing on Mars may still be twenty years away, key components are in developmental stages...

   
Mars reaches opposition, can be seen with phenomenal clarity
Mars reaches opposition, can be seen with phenomenal clarity

April is a fantastic time to observe Mars. According to a NASA feature, Earth and Mars are moving closer by about 300 kilometers every minute, as the opposition and closest approach of Mars draw near...

   
NASA explains mysterious light on Mars
NASA explains mysterious light on Mars

On April 2 and 3, NASA’s Curiosity rover snapped images of the surrounding Martian landscape after arriving at its next destination, an area known as “the Kimberley”...

   
Curiosity reaches next destination, spots unexplained Mars light
Curiosity reaches next destination, spots unexplained Mars light

NASA’s Curiosity rover has reached its next waypoint on its arduous trek towards the base of Mount Sharp in Gale Crater on Mars. According to a Read More.

   
Hubble reveals powerful jets of dust emitting from Mars-bound comet
Hubble reveals powerful jets of dust emitting from Mars-bound comet

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured images that reveal two dusty jets coming off the nucleus of comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) as it heads for a close encounter with Mars...

   
Nations begin laying plans for mission to Mars
Nations begin laying plans for mission to Mars

The ExoMars project, a joint endeavor by the European Space Agency and Russia’s Roscosmos, will consist of two missions to the Red Planet: an orbiter that will launch in 2016 and a rover that will set off in 2018...

   
ExoMars could be key to colonizing Mars
ExoMars could be key to colonizing Mars

The European Space Agency, UK Space Agency, and Airbus Defense and Space have succeeded in bringing a little slice of Mars to England. According to an Read More.