All robotic eyes on comet for Mars flyby

Oct 20, 2014

All robotic eyes on comet for Mars flyby

All eyes on Mars — robotic or otherwise — were focused toward a comet the size of a small mountain set to whiz past the Red Planet on Sunday. NASA’s fleet of Mars-orbiting satellites and robots on the planet’s surface were primed for the ...

Oct 15, 2014

Humans may only survive 68 days on Mars: study

Space enthusiasts planning a move to Mars may have to wait. Conditions on the red planet are such that humans would likely begin dying within 68 days, a new study says. Oxygen levels would start to fall after about two months, and scientists said ...

Mystery of 'jelly doughnut' Martian rock solved

Feb 15, 2014

Mystery of 'jelly doughnut' Martian rock solved

Scientists have solved the mystery of the “jelly doughnut” rock on Mars that appeared to come out of nowhere. NASA said Friday that a wheel of the rover Opportunity broke it off a larger rock and then kicked it into the field of view. ...

Dec 1, 2013

Indian spacecraft leaves Earth's orbit on way to Mars

India’s Mars orbiter mission left Earth’s sphere of influence early Sunday after performing a maneuver to put it on its way to orbit the red planet. The spacecraft fired its main engine for more than 20 minutes to reach the correct velocity to leave ...

Reality show seeks one-way travelers for Mars mission

Apr 24, 2013

Reality show seeks one-way travelers for Mars mission

Are you crazy enough to sign up for a one-way trip to Mars? Applications are now being accepted by the makers of a Dutch reality show that says it will deliver the first humans to the red planet in 10 years. The main requirements ...