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Year-Long Simulation Of Humans Living On Mars Comes To An End

One year ago, six volunteers — an astrobiologist, a physicist, a pilot, an architect, a journalist, and a soil scientist — entered a 36-by-20 foot dome, located near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate what living conditions would be like on Mars. Today they re-emerged from their year-long isolation.


Here's What Being On Mars Sounds Like

Video: None of us will probably never make it to the red planet, but if you want to get a feel for what Mars would sound like (or hear what it’s like from inside an airlock), saddle up with this video from Cody’s Lab. He drops a camera inside a vacuum chamber and then turns down the pressure to mimic what it’s like on Mars. He actually makes it so that there’s no air inside the chamber at all, which means that sound can’t be created. It’s pretty chilling to hear that sort of silence (even if we hear silence all the time).


The Martian: Is A Manned Mission To Mars Possible?

Video: With The Martian Extended Edition out today on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download, we wanted to share this behind-the-scenes look at what NASA did on its trip to Mars with the Curiosity rover, including measuring whether the interstellar radiation between planets would be fatal to humans. Good news: NASA thinks that a manned mission to Mars is possible, even though it’ll take a lot of work…


Maybe We Don't Have To Nuke Mars (So Much) After All

Terraforming Mars could be our only option once we screw this planet up beyond repair, but how exactly are we going to do it? One popular scheme involves releasing truckloads of nuclear warheads over the poles, unlocking billions of tonnes of frozen carbon dioxide and triggering a runaway greenhouse.


Watch NASA Build A 40 Metre Rocket Tank In 60 Seconds

Video: NASA’s Space Launch System rocket will be the most powerful booster humans have ever created. And to power that rocket, you need a big-arse tank of liquid hydrogen built with the largest welding machine ever made.


Maybe It's Time To Actually Digitize That NASA Viking Data

We can’t believe it’s been 40 years since NASA’s Viking mission became the first to successfully land a spacecraft on Mars. It took us only slightly less time to get the Curiosity Rover up there so we could get a closer look at our planet.


NASA's Curiosity Rover Just Took A Step Towards Autonomy 

NASA just announced that it’s given the Curiosity rover the power to fire its laser at targets of its choice. You fools, you’ve killed us all.


How Will SpaceX Actually Get Us To Mars?

Video: A new video from Real Engineering explains the nuts and bolts of how SpaceX is planning to bring people to Mars, and details the advantages that SpaceX has in making that actually happen. It’s both fun and enlightening!


This Is NASA's New Mars Rover

NASA is racing to finish a new Mars rover, and the mission just got a launch and land date. The new rover will leave Earth by August 2020, and in February of 2021, it will hit the surface of the Red Planet to search for signs of life.


There's A Secret Message Written Into The Sands Of Mars

NASA has spotted something strange and beautiful in the sands of Mars — a remarkable dune field that looks eerily similar to Morse code. And it has a message for us.


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