NASA's Mars Curiosity rover is continuing its trek across the Red Planet and now, scientists have chosen a new rock for a drilling target. The new choice should hopefully tell researchers a bit more about the geological history of the planet.
The next NASA rover is slated to explore Mars as never before. Planned to be sent to the Red Planet in 2020, the new rover will carry seven carefully-selected instruments that will conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations.
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has reached a new mile marker. It's officially driven more than 25 miles after landing on the Red Planet in 2004, which means that it now holds the off-Earth roving distance record.
One scientist says that soil deep within a crater dating to some 3.7 billion years ago and imaged by the rover Curiosity contains evidence that Mars was once much warmer and wetter.
NASA Mars Curiosity rover continues its trek across the Red Planet, continually making new discoveries. Now, the rover has spotted a massive iron meteorite called "Lebanon" and has snapped a photo of the rock to send back to Earth.
Scientists have created the most detailed map of Mars to date. The U.S. Geological Survey has released a new global geological map of the Red Planet that reveals the startling features of the planet's surface.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has made some new discoveries when it comes to the gullies on Mars' surface.
Could there actually be water on the surface of Mars? It's possible, according to a new study.
Flying saucers aren't just for movies about aliens. NASA recently successfully tested its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), a test vehicle meant to evaluate new landing technologies for future Mars missions in the shape of a saucer.
Scientists may have discovered something new about the Red Planet's atmosphere. Satellite-acquired data reveals that dust particles in Mars' atmosphere actually consist of two types, revealing a bit more about the planet.
Earlier this month the National Research Council deemed NASA’s strategies to send humans to Mars unsustainable and unsafe. Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, believes that such Mars missions can be achieved within the next 10-12 years.
The National Research Council (NRC) released a 286-page report on Wednesday asserting that human spaceflights to Mars will not be achievable by the 2030s because NASA’s strategy is both unsustainable and unsafe.