The application period to become a Mars settler in 2023 was officially started on April 22, and in the following two weeks more than seventy-eight thousand people have applied to the Mars One astronaut selection program, the company said.
NASA has officially discussed the possibility of sending a person to the surface of Mars within 20 years.
Whether or not there was life on Mars has intrigued scientists for decades. Now, scientists have examined a meteorite that formed on Mars more than a billion years ago in order to learn a little bit more about the Red Planet.
You may not be able to journey to Mars yourself, but your message sure can. NASA is inviting members of the public to submit their names and a personal message online for a DVD that will be carried aboard a spacecraft that will study the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet.
Mars One is seeking astronauts to start colonizing the surface of Mars by the year 2023.
The enormous comet C/2013 A1, also called Sliding Spring, that is on a near-collision course with Mars is after all very unlikely to hit when it closely approaches the Red Planet later in 2014, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said in an update.
Images from NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter may reveal the 1971 Soviet lander that only transmitted for a few seconds before being lost on the Red Planet.
Two large and very similar Martian impact craters also reveal deep pits in their center, which most likely resulted from dramatic underground explosions. There are different theories about the cause of these explosions though.
Giant active volcanoes in the early history of Mars blew huge amounts of gas in the atmosphere, with a significant climate warming effect. This is old news, but recent experiments provide evidence that the greenhouse effect could have been much larger, because instead of carbon dioxide the much more...
Evidence delivered by the Curiosity Mars Rover instruments support the theory that Mars lost much of its original atmosphere by a process of gas escaping from the top of the atmosphere.
Newly released photos from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show how the parachute that helped NASA's Curiosity rover decent on Mars last summer in a spectacular landing maneuver has subsequently changed its shape on the ground due to stormy weather.