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NASA Wants This Gas-Jet Drone To Find Resources On The Moon And Mars

This might look like a slightly ramshackle home-brew drone, but in fact its a new kind of robotic vehicle developed by NASA that “can gather samples on other worlds in places inaccessible to rovers”.


This Earth-Like View Is Actually On Mars

Rugged rock, naturally carved gullies and even a dusting of frost. This could almost be a satellite of a particularly remote part of Earth — but in fact you’re looking at the surface of Mars.


The First Alien Sounds Of Mars Are So Damn Spooky

Video: This is a great video that shows the entire trip of the Mars Opportunity Rover on one side while tracking the trip on the red planet on the other. It’s cool to know where Opportunity has gone and what it has seen, but perhaps the craziest thing of the video is hearing the noise of the planet. It’s just so damn freaky.


Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes More Sense For Mars Than California

Ever wanted to ride to work in a screaming roller-coaster gun? If your answer was yes: good news!


The Curiosity Rover Is Helping NASA Study The Far Side Of The Sun

As Curiosity works its way up Mount Sharp on Mars, studying rock and soil samples, it’s also helping scientists observe sunspots on the far side of the Sun.


Explore Every Canyon And Volcano On Mars With NASA's New 3D Map

You’ve been able to explore interesting corners of Mars for years using Google Earth. However, NASA just one-upped the search giant with a data-rich interactive map that lets you peek into every nook and cranny, from the miles-high volcanoes to the sperm-shaped valleys. You can even reproduce them with a 3D printer!


Watch Mars Opportunity's 11-Year Mission In Just 8 Minutes

In 2004, NASA landed its Opportunity rover on Mars. Initially intended to run for 90 days, it’s now spent 11 years trundling around the planet — in that time covering a distance of over 40km. Here, you can watch its multi-year marathon in just eight minutes.


How We'll Live On Mars: A Manifesto For Colonising The Red Planet

For more than century, humans have imagined building colonies on Mars, and now settling the Red Planet is no longer a pipe dream — it’s something we might achieve in little over a decade. And many people, including the author of the new book How We’ll Live on Mars, believe our very survival as a species hinges on it.


NASA Proves Mars Isn't Just One Big Desert

If you’ve spent any time looking at the average satellite image of Mars, you’d be forgiven for concluding that our nearest planetary neighbour is actually just one gigantic sandy wasteland. But as this close-up image of the Aureum Chaos proves, Martians don’t just hide in the sand.


That Ancient Martian Ocean? It Might Have Been Frozen.

When we think “ancient Mars,” we often picture roaring rivers, warm oceans, and if we’re being optimistic, perhaps some simple life forms. But it’s also possible the Mars of eons past was not a water-covered paradise at all. It may, in fact, have resembled a giant, dirty snowball.


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