The launch window opens on Saturday at 2:49 a.m. EST, and is the first time the privately owned capsule, which is designed to carry humans into space, is testing its ability.
By Wendy Whitman Cobb, The Conversation
NASA has successfully landed its spacecraft InSight on Mars, after a long and challenging voyage. Scientists hope InSight will uncover details of what’s under the surface of Mars, including whether the planet’s core is liquid or solid. Science correspondent Miles…
By Miles O'Brien
The first NASA lander to explore the interior of another planet successfully landed on Mars Monday.
By Julia Griffin
New findings give some weight to the idea that life was blasted here from another planet.
By Katherine Kornei, Scientific American
By Miles O'Brien
Scientists have finally found for the first time a large watery reservoir beneath the southern ice cap of Mars. Radar suggests it is more than 12 miles wide and similar in some ways to lakes found beneath the Greenland and…
By Lee Billings, Scientific American
Deep beneath the frigid surface of its southern ice cap, Mars holds a lake of liquid water nearly three times larger than the island of Manhattan.
By Amel Ahmed, KQED
Flight controllers tried late Tuesday night to contact Opportunity, but the rover did not respond. The storm has been growing since the end of May and now covers one-quarter of the planet.
The Kilauea volcano provides a natural laboratory on Earth to study volcanoes found on other planets and moons in our solar system.
InSight could become the first probe to dig deep into Mars' interior to explore how the Red Planet’s geology evolved over billions of years, including the planet’s so-called “marsquakes.”…
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