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Awesome Map Of Mars Shows Future Ramblers Where To Walk

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.16.2016 | Science

You're probably not planning a trip to the Red Planet anytime soon. But if you do ever end up visiting Mars, rest assured you'll have an easy-to-read ...

NASA's Curiosity Rover Snaps Another Stunning 'Selfie' On Mars

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.30.2016 | Science

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover just loves a good selfie. The car-sized explorer took time out from its busy sand scooping and sieving schedule to snap ye...

Paris: Take a Deep Breath

Bill Manson | Posted 12.11.2016 | Green
Bill Manson

I'm writing this as we await the final draft of the Paris agreement on global warming. I'll leave till next time how an Oxygen Tax can rationalize whatever arrangements they come up with. Right now, honestly, I'm too tense, too struck at the consequence of this moment.

What It Would Take To Drink The Water On Mars

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 10.05.2015 | World

It’s official. NASA scientists have found evidence of present-day liquid water on Mars. But before you start thinking about a second home there, kno...

Who Will Become The First Martian?

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 10.05.2015 | World

In Ridley Scott’s film version of Andy Weir’s The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney has to eat potatoes by himself on Mars after a dust storm strands...

Liquid Water Found On Mars

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.28.2015 | Science

Mars has water on its surface, and it's in liquid form at least some of the time. NASA on Monday announced the results of a new study showing that sal...

How A Scary Rock Climbing Mistake Helped Me Prepare For Mars One

Sue Ann Pien | Posted 09.25.2016 | Science
Sue Ann Pien

My best friend Vanessa Nigro Halby and I used to climb almost daily. We met at the climbing gym, when I saw her tumbling off the top of a bouldering wall because she missed the last dyno. That's climbing speak for a move that can only be made by jumping for it. If you miss it, you'll fall.

The One Item From Home I'd Take With Me To Mars

Mohammed Sallam | Posted 09.22.2016 | Science
Mohammed Sallam

I became a promising classical violinist by the age of 10. Two years later I joined the orchestra, and then I became leader of the orchestra. Glamorous, neat, classy, we toured everywhere playing classical music in opera houses. I loved it, but with every concert my "little dream" of becoming an astronaut was fading away without me even realizing.

One-Way Trip To Mars: Why Our Homecoming Is Not The Point

Pietro Aliprandi | Posted 09.17.2016 | Science
Pietro Aliprandi

We all know about this go-to-Mars-and-never-come-back-thing, right? If not, type "Mars One" on any electronic device and check it out. I'm totally sure that the idea of a one-way trip to the Red Planet significantly contributed to the media success of this project. Nevertheless, every single time I answer questions from the public, fans and reporters, I get stuck on this point: the "no-return policy."

Why Mars Is The Next Frontier For Human Exploration

Adriana Marais | Posted 09.11.2016 | Science
Adriana Marais

I find myself living at a very particular point in the almost 4 billion years of the evolution of life on this planet. I feel extraordinarily lucky to be alive right now, when for the very first time, we are able to investigate terrestrial life on scales smaller than the size of atoms, as well as look to the skies for evidence of extra-terrestrial life many hundreds of light years beyond Earth.

My Friends Laughed When I Told Them I Was A Mars One Candidate. Here's Why They Support Me Now

Mohammed Sallam | Posted 09.09.2016 | Science
Mohammed Sallam

After thousands of people applied for Mars One from all over the world, only 1,058 were chosen by December 2013 for round two. I was one of them. I was shocked when I received that email. I probably read it like 10 times, with one thought crossing my mind. Why me?

NASA Orbiter Discovers Glass On Mars

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.09.2015 | Science

Talk about shattering expectations! NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has circled the Red Planet more than 40,000 times since arriving there in 20...

Rover Finds More Evidence That Mars May Have Been Habitable

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 12.09.2014 | Science

Ancient Mars may have been much wetter than scientists thought. New data from NASA's Curiosity rover indicate the red planet's Gale Crater once con...

'Traffic Light' Spotted On Mars?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.25.2014 | Science

Conspiracy theorists have gotten the green light to chatter about another strange object on the Red Planet. This time it's not a Mars rat or a jelly d...

WATCH: Earth, Mars Getting Closer And Closer And Closer...

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.06.2014 | Science

How far away is Mars from planet Earth? It's complicated. Earth and Mars have separate, elliptical orbits around the sun, and the distance between...

WATCH: 'Moonrise' Spotted On Red Planet

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.03.2013 | Science

One of Mars' two tiny moons climbs high into the Red Planet sky in an otherworldly new video recorded by NASA's Curiosity rover. The video, which sti...

LOOK: Stunning Snapshot Shows Red Planet In 1.3 Billion Pixels

SPACE.com | Mike Wall | Posted 06.20.2013 | Science

A new 1.3-billion-pixel image from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity allows viewers to zoom in and investigate part of the Red Planet in incredible detail...

Remote Island Eyed For Mock Mission To Mars

Posted 06.03.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 06/03/2013 10:56 AM EDT on SPACE.com The question of how people can live and work together well on a mission to Mars ...

Pebbles Offer Tantalizing Clues To Planet's Past

Posted 06.01.2013 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 05/30/2013 02:06 PM EDT on SPACE.com Smooth, round pebbles found by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity provide more evidence t...

What Germs On Earth Suggest About Life On Mars

Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

By: Rod Pyle, SPACE.com Contributor Published: 02/25/2013 04:24 PM EST on SPACE.com LOS ANGELES — While Mars was likely a more hospitable plac...

Ambitious Space Mission Gets Major Vote Of Confidence

Posted 09.03.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 09/02/2012 08:53 AM EDT on SPACE.com A Dutch company that aims to land humans on Mars in 2023 as the vanguard of a pe...

Why Is Mars Red?

Posted 08.09.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 08/08/2012 02:02 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Expect to see a lot of red-orange landscapes over the next fe...

Teeny Tiny Martian Snowflakes Revealed By Orbiter

Posted 06.23.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 06/22/2012 12:23 PM EDT on SPACE.com Snowflakes on Mars are smaller than their Earth counterparts, having roughly...

WATCH: Ambitious Plan To Colonize Mars

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.12.2012 | Science

Bored with talk about building a lunar colony? A Dutch startup that goes by the name Mars One says it will establish a colony on Mars by 2023, accordi...

Dazzling Images Of Outer Space And Porn (NSFW)

Posted 03.19.2012 | Arts

Whether they are forbidden or inaccessible, there is something inherently tempting about the unseen image. Thomas Ruff's new exhibition combines h...