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Life on Mars

Let's Attack Mars

Juli Berwald | Posted 09.25.2014 | Science
Juli Berwald

Make no mistake: life on Mars is not little green men. If life exists, it is bacteria that make their living off the sparse Martian environment. If it exists, Martian life will probably remind us of organisms that live deep in frozen lakes in Antarctica.

Mars: It's All About the Life

Chris Carberry | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science
Chris Carberry

Life on Mars is inevitable. Now, such a statement may sound audacious, farfetched, and maybe even just a little bit crazy. It might be viewed as being just a wild prognostication about finding extraterrestrial microbial life on Mars - but it is based firmly in the realm of reality.

Curiosity Celebrates Milestone On Mars

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science

Happy anniversary, Curiosity! As of June 24, NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has been on the Red Planet for exactly one full Martian year (the equivale...

LOOK: NASA Rover Spots Mysterious White Light On Mars

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.09.2014 | Science

Is a strange speck of light on Mars evidence of intelligent life on the Red Planet? That's what some are asking after what appears to be a bright w...

Marsapalooza and the Lunar Eclipse

Dean Regas | Posted 05.27.2014 | Science
Dean Regas

Backyard astronomers, get ready to feast your eyes on the skies. In April the red planet returns to prime time, and the Moon shows us a darker side.

Weird Rock Renews Debate Over Life On Mars

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 02.28.2014 | Science

The discovery of tiny carbon-rich balls and tunnels inside a Martian meteorite has once again raised the possibility that the Red Planet was teeming w...

I'm With Stupid: Why You Should Open a Krispy Kreme on Mars

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.26.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Last week, as you may recall, I used this space to pay homage to one of man's finest culinary inventions: the doughnut. In short, I confessed to occas...

Ancient Mars May Have Hosted Microbial Life For HOW Long?

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Mars may have once been capable of supporting microbial life for hundreds of millions of years in the distant past, new findings from a long-lived Re...

WATCH: 6 Biggest Space Science Discoveries Of 2013

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

The year 2013 saw a wealth of discoveries, insights, and milestones that advanced the fields of astronomy and other space sciences. From extrasolar p...

Mars Rover Finds Site That Might Have Hosted Life

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA's Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars, which scientists say could have been a perfect ...

Is There Life on Mars? (VIDEO)

Cadell Last | Posted 02.04.2014 | Science
Cadell Last

Mars could one day be home to one of our species' biggest scientific discoveries of all time (i.e., the discovery of non-Earth life!), or it could become a new home away from home... or it could be both! Either event would change us forever.

Popcorn Preview: Everyday

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Everyday (2012) Cast includes: Shirley Henderson (Bridget Jones's Diary, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day), John Simm (24 Hour Party People, Life ...

Is THIS A Martian Lizard!?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.21.2014 | Science

Another day, another "creature" on Mars. Eagle-eyed UFO enthusiasts recently announced they've spotted yet another "animal" on the red planet. On N...

Mars Methane Mystery Deepens

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 09.19.2013 | Science

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has revealed no trace of methane, a potential sign of primitive life, on the Martian surface, contradicting past evidence...

PHOTOS: What Your House Would Look Like... On Mars

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 09.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

Aspiring Martian colonists listen up! Life on Mars isn't just for Marvin the Martian. The German architect firm ZA Architects have created a housing c...

Why Doesn't NASA Just Look for Life?

Seth Shostak | Posted 10.24.2013 | Science
Seth Shostak

The "water found on Mars" story is as perennial as Christmas. NASA doesn't need to tell us that again. So why not cut out the seemingly endless stream of robotic middlemen, and just send hardware that will search for life, big or small? Isn't it time to cut to the chase?

How to Upcycle a Bar Cart!

Indie Lee | Posted 10.16.2013 | HuffPost Home
Indie Lee

I've always been a fan of upcycling. Seriously, how much more eco-chic can you get than by taking an object deemed useless and converting it into something new and improved?!

Do We Have Evidence for Life on Mars?

Christopher P. McKay | Posted 09.17.2013 | Science
Christopher P. McKay

Is there life on Mars? Engineer and former Viking program team leader Gilbert Levin and microbiologist Steve McDaniel debate NASA Planetary Scientist Christopher McKay on that statement below.

WATCH: Next Major Mars Mission Unveiled

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.10.2013 | Science

NASA's next Mars rover should hunt for signs of past Red Planet life and collect samples for eventual return to Earth, a team of mission planners has ...

Planet's Surface May Have Harbored Key Building Block For Life

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 06.12.2013 | Science

At a time when life as we know it was just getting its start on Earth, Martian clay may have harbored a key component for one of life's molecular bu...

Aging Mars Rover Uncovers Planet's Watery Past

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 06.08.2013 | Science

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has made perhaps the biggest discovery of its nearly 10-year career, finding evidence that life may have been able to ge...

WATCH: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Remixed With Funky Beat

Posted 06.04.2013 | Science

Want to hear celebrated astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson "get funky?" Just check out the YouTube video above. It takes his mind-blowing physics ...

Why Elon Musk Wants Us To Go To Mars

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.30.2013 | Technology

The Earth is going downhill and humans' best chance for survival is to evacuate, as far as Elon Musk is concerned. In a Wednesday interview at All...

LOOK: Is That A Rat On Mars?

Posted 05.30.2013 | Science

Is that a rat... on Mars?! Yes, according to a theory from one determined man in Japan who recently scoured dozens of NASA photos taken by the spac...

What's Next For Mars Rover?

Posted 03.26.2013 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 03/25/2013 03:15 PM EDT on SPACE.com WASHINGTON — NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has already achieved its main miss...