Plasma breakthrough indicates a human Mars mission could make its own oxygen
Plasma breakthrough indicates a human Mars mission could make its own oxygen
Rick Docksai - Oct 19, 2017
Mars' atmosphere is almost entirely carbon dioxide. But a new study indicates that a human mission to Mars could use plasma to convert the carbon dioxide into enough breathable oxygen to survive, along with a byproduct that can be used as rocket fuel.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 18, 2017
Presence of Antarctic lakes in spite of freezing temperatures inspired study of early Mars.
Jackie Flores - Oct 05, 2017
Researchers have found that methane deposits may have allowed Mars to maintain liquid water on its surface.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 05, 2017
High radiation levels detected on Mars for two days following solar storm.
Joseph Scalise - Sep 27, 2017
NASA researchers hope to find ways to protect astronauts against deadly space radiation, which could be a big setback to future deep space travel.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 25, 2017
Project is part of broader vision to transform China into a leader in space exploration.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 18, 2017
Study aimed at understanding psychological, mental, and physical effects of long-term space travel.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 08, 2017
Probe continues to seek answers about how an ancient wet world became cold and dry.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 24, 2017
Surface features suggest water may once have flowed down the crater rim.
Jeremy Morrow - Mar 29, 2017
Billions of years ago, Mars looked very different to the present-day dusty rock.
Vicky Webb - Mar 14, 2017
A group of researchers wants to send a box into space that will eventually house the coldest spot in the universe.
Clint Huston - Mar 06, 2017
Nasa scientists have proposed an audacious plan that could give Mars its atmosphere back and make it habitable for future human colonists.
Jeremy Morrow - Jan 14, 2017
This brings the age old question of if NASA can use the drug why is it illegal?
David Sims - Nov 21, 2016
NASA has been accused of faking landing rovers on Mars much in the same way they were attacked with faking the moon landing.
Dirk Trudeau - Oct 12, 2016
Lena Dunham made controversial comments about meeting Odell Beckham Jr.
James Smith - Oct 12, 2016
Deceased Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury, has had an asteroid named after him.
Jose Jefferies - Oct 10, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama believes that NASA and private companies must work together in order to reach Mars.
Vicky Webb - Oct 06, 2016
A new study is suggesting that travel to Mars could lead to brain damage.
Aaron Sims - Oct 02, 2016
Singer, Adele, announced that she would not be the halftime act at the next NFL Super Bowl.
Tobi Gerdes - Sep 10, 2016
Lena Dunham made controversial comments about meeting Odell Beckham Jr.
Alex Bourque - Aug 14, 2016
It is named thusly as it cannot sustain the fusion energy as normal stars do and end up burning out.
Alex Bourque - Aug 14, 2016
Bernie Sanders supporters have raised a furor at the start of the DNC.
Dirk Trudeau - May 23, 2016
We are learning more about Mars each day.
Jason Spencer - May 14, 2016
The second Saturday in May marks International Migratory Bird Day, which serves as a reminder of why birds are an important part of our ecosystem
Ian Marsh - May 01, 2016
The birds give birth to more chicks than they can care for.
Ian Marsh - Apr 28, 2016
While smaller unmanned crafts would take around 72 hours.
Jason Spencer - Apr 17, 2016
Technology Company Lockheed Martin aims to inspire students in the STEM subjects with new virtual reality technology including a school bus that explores Mars
Jason Spencer - Apr 02, 2016
Apple updates Siri to give the help needed to victims of sexual assault and rape
Jason Spencer - Mar 24, 2016
The launch was successful, but there was difficulty in landing on the floatation barge that led to the exploding of the rocket.
David Sims - Mar 20, 2016
However, abortion advocates say that identifying how the process is carried out and the personnel involved being publicly identified may lead to violence and injury to the professionals.
Craig Hall - Jan 26, 2016
Launched in 2004, Mars rover Opportunity was only supposed to explore for 90 days. 12 years later, it is still actively exploring and transmitting data back to Earth.
Craig Hall - Jan 25, 2016
It will probably go on display instead, but SpaceX will test it to make sure it could go again if need be.
Alex Bourque - Jan 12, 2016
Interview with professor Zoltan Sternovsky, of the University of Colorado, Boulder, who detected a nearly invisible cloud of dust hovering above the moon.
Alex Bourque - Jan 09, 2016
NASA's has compiled footage taken by Opportunity to create a video of the Mars rover's 26.2 mile journey across the surface of the red planet.
Jason Spencer - Dec 21, 2015
With recent tests using individual 3D printed parts proving successful, NASA gets closer to producing a fully-functioning 3D printed rocket engine
Dirk Trudeau - Dec 20, 2015
An amazing discovery by the European Space Agency suggests that Venus, our closest planetary neighbor, might be volcanically active.
Dirk Trudeau - Dec 01, 2015
Law enforcement continue a manhunt for three suspects involved in the shooting of Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz in north Illinois.
Jason Spencer - Oct 05, 2015
After discovering water on the red planet scientists debate whether or not reserves could be farmed and used on Earth
Jason Spencer - Aug 30, 2015
Six NASA recruits just began a yearlong stay in an isolation dome on a Hawaiian volcano to simulate the first manned journey to Mars.
Andrew Blake - Aug 28, 2015
NASA scientists are looking into various ways to finally reach our outer solar system, planning missions to Neptune and Uranus.
Simon Smith - Aug 20, 2015
NASA's Curiosity rover has traveled to a new drill site on Mars and sent a selfie back to Earth from one of the planet's highest known mountains.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 17, 2017
Shielding, pharmaceuticals, and faster rockets are all being studied for the protections they provide.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 09, 2017
First ever infrared photos shed light on small moon's composition.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 29, 2017
High levels of hydrogen detected could exist within subsurface water ice.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 16, 2017
Researchers often add constraints or adjustments that compensate for the fact that their data cannot include every last detail, to their studies.
Josh Curlee - Sep 11, 2017
China is spending 400million-yuan ($61.6 million) on the site, which spans 59,000 square miles and is located in the Qinghai province, a northern area of Tibet that is close to the westernmost tip of the Great Wall.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 11, 2017
The element was discovered in mineral veins composed of calcium sulfate, which could have been produced by surface water billions of years ago.
Vicky Webb - Aug 30, 2017
Optimal launch conditions from Earth to Mars occur every 26 months, which is why the mission was postponed for two years.
Tyler Henderson - Jun 26, 2017
And the company may surpass its 2016 total on Sunday, when it is scheduled to launch another mission. SpaceX is aiming to achieve 20 to 24 missions total before the year is out.
Jason Spencer - Mar 24, 2017
Scientists in Germany are turning on what is being described as 'the world's largest artificial sun.'
Harry Marcolis - Mar 20, 2017
Professor Stephen Hawking has revealed he is planning to travel into space on Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic.
Adam Widmer - Nov 23, 2016
The conditions that led to the existence of life consisted of extreme pressure and the heat forcing emergence of life.
Harry Marcolis - Nov 23, 2016
A large deposit of ice has been found almost at the equator of Mars.
Clint Huston - Nov 20, 2016
Elon Musk has come up with a solution for this forefront question by creating fuel tanks from carbon fiber.
Adam Widmer - Oct 25, 2016
Volunteers for the mission to Mars face many challenges to their survival.
Adam Widmer - Oct 25, 2016
The Earth boasts incredibly rare minerals you can't find on other planets.
Ian Marsh - Aug 14, 2016
Jeremy Morrow - Jul 05, 2016
The images were taken on December 18th by the NASA Curiosity rover's Mast Camera.
Aaron Sims - May 23, 2016
Former drummer of popular thrash metal band, Megadeth, Nick Menza, died on stage May 21, 2016 while performing with OHM: in California.
Aaron Sims - May 23, 2016
Former drummer of popular thrash metal band, Megadeth, Nick Menza, died on stage May 21, 2016 while performing with OHM: in California.
Jason Spencer - Apr 01, 2016
The Argyre basin on the southern latitude of Mars could hold the answer to the debate on whether life existed on the Red Planet
Ian Marsh - Apr 01, 2016
The main reason for this is to ensure that the engine is always in top condition every time.
James Smith - Mar 08, 2016
Beyonce, as always, made a lot of waves with her Super Bowl 50 performance.
Andrew Blake - Mar 05, 2016
NFL All-pro Seattle Seahawks running back, Marshawn Lynch, has been telling family and league sources that he will retire.
Aaron Sims - Mar 04, 2016
The report outlines the mission in three phases: Earth Reliant, Proving Grounds, and Earth Independent.
Dirk Trudeau - Jan 25, 2016
The team at the Marshall Space Flight Center is in the early stages of figuring out the logistics.
Alex Bourque - Jan 25, 2016
Plutonium-238 emits a steady heat through natural radioactive decay.
Dirk Trudeau - Jan 25, 2016
A new study published in the journal Astrobiology suggests that any life that existed in our neighborhood has come and gone.
Alex Bourque - Jan 08, 2016
A groundbreaking discovery by scientists from the University of Glasgow strengthens the case that Mars may have once been home to a range of microscopic organisms.
Joyce Clark - Dec 27, 2015
NASA will convene this fall to discuss possible "exploration zones," which would serve as a landing site for the first manned mission to Mars.
David Sims - Sep 16, 2015
Researchers from the University of Gothenburg have uncovered two impact craters in Jämtland, Sweden, which they believe to have occurred simultaneously around 460 million years ago.
David Sims - Sep 15, 2015
The space probe New Horizons continues to wow the world with the release of a new set of photos of Pluto's surface.
Aaron Sims - Sep 02, 2015
NASA's Curiosity rover continues to send home images of the rocky surface of Mars, but their latest photo is just too bizarre to be explained.
Dirk Trudeau - Aug 25, 2015
A new study has revealed that the moon was once completely covered in volcanic 'fire fountains,' and it had something to do with a chemical found here on Earth.
Andrew Blake - Aug 24, 2015
Scientists have long been baffled by what volatile gases existed on the moon, creating dramatic fire fountains
Aaron Sims - Aug 15, 2015
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has spotted a mysterious ancient lake bed on the planet's surface, and scientists are hopeful that they may find evidence of ancient life in its salty bed.
Aaron Sims - Aug 09, 2015
The glowing streaks running down the slopes of this 4-mile pyramid mountain have left astronomers scratching their heads.
Aaron Sims - Aug 07, 2015
Scientists always believed the dwarf planet Ceres was covered in craters, but NASA's Dawn mission has presented a mystery.
James Smith - Jul 09, 2015
A twelve-year-old boy was arrested in Minneapolis after fleeing from the scene of a shooting in Omaha that killed one and wounded another this week.
Aaron Sims - Jun 27, 2015
NASA and DARPA have been hard at work figuring out the best location for a future landing on Mars, and have been looking into some incredible ideas for how they might terraform the red planet.
Jeremy Morrow - May 28, 2015
These amazing new images from NASA's New Horizons space probe have confirmed the existence of a mysterious polar cap on the distant planet.
Joyce Clark - May 26, 2015
A dramatic spike in methane levels on Mars has NASA scientists scrambling to determine what could have possibly caused the sudden increase.
Joyce Clark - May 25, 2015
The newly created space agency in the UAE has announced plans to launch satellites and send a probe to Mars in the coming years.
Vicky Webb - May 19, 2015
This amazing new probe from NASA will parachute safely to the surface of Mars to collect data on biohazards and key resources.
Sarah Webb - May 13, 2015
The Dawn space probe sent NASA photographs of two mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet's surface.
Andrew McDonald - May 01, 2015
The six-person team carried out a series of experiments and adjusted to life in an approximation of a Mars mission.
Kathy Fey - Apr 29, 2015
A new study suggests that Antarctica's desert hides interconnecting ice-cold waterways harboring microbial life, as may exist on other planets.
Robert Balkovich - Apr 22, 2015
Researchers are not sure what can be done to save the wolves, which may die out and disrupt the ecology of Isle Royale in Lake Superior.
Robert Balkovich - Apr 22, 2015
U.S. Marshals are investigating reports of
Andrew McDonald - Apr 09, 2015
The MAVEN mission is intended to explore Mars upper atmosphere.
Kathy Fey - Apr 08, 2015
Glaciers buried under the Martian surface may contain enough water to cover the entire planet.