Mars is blanketed by a thin, carbon dioxide atmosphere. Now, researchers are looking at how this atmosphere became so thin and what happened to the planet's missing carbon.
One day, Mars may have rings like Saturn. How is this possible, you ask? It could happen when Mars' moon, Phobos, disintegrates under the planet's force of gravity.
As space agencies gear up for long-term space travel, NASA is looking at exactly what happens to the human body in this harsh environment.
NASA announced that MIT will receive a humanoid robot to test and develop for future space missions to Mars and beyond. The robot could be huge when it comes to future space exploration.
Dust devils may actually help guide future missions to Mars. Scientists have used a seismometer to detect the tiny tilts of the ground as dust devils passed by, which may tell them a bit more about the dust devils on Mars.
It turns out that Mars' moon, Phobos, is slowly falling apart. Scientists have taken a closer look at this moon and have found that it's showing early signs of structural failure that will ultimately destroy it.
In a recent study, researchers attempted to grow crops on Martian soil like Mark Watney did in "The Martian." Since its release, "The Martian" has had a major influence on potential farming on the Red Planet, causing these researchers to implement their own Martian farming techniques.
This week, you're in for a spectacular sky show. Three bright planets and the waning crescent moon will be present in night skies.
NASA may have discovered what happened to Mars' atmosphere. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission has found that solar wind stripped the planet's atmosphere clean.
What happens to astronauts during long term space travel? Scientists are taking a closer look at astronaut health, and have found that sleeping pills and skin cream may just be key.
In The Martian, Mark Watney grows potatoes in space. Now, scientists may have discovered the gene that will open the door for space-based food production in the future.