Scientists find ice below Mars’ surface

WASHINGTON – Scientists using images from an orbiting NASA spacecraft have detected eight sites where huge ice deposits near the Martian surface are exposed on steep slopes, a potential source of water that could help sustain future human outposts. While scientists already knew that about a third of the

The 5 craziest things we learned about the universe in 2017

In the search for answers, the universe usually only gives us more questions. And those questions are becoming as infinite as the cosmos themselves. From Mars’ magnetic tail to inexplicable booms heard around the world to mounting evidence that a “Planet Nine” exists, these stories prove that the more we

This new island could help scientists understand life on Mars

It’s not often that a whole new chunk of land just comes jutting out of the ocean, but that’s just what happened with a new island in the South Pacific. A large undersea volcano blew its top in late 2014, shooting rock and ash skyward and once everything

Budweiser is on a mission to bring beer to Mars

But first, beer. Budweiser recently announced that they’ll be sending 20 barley seeds to the International Space Station to figure out how well the beer-making ingredient will fare in the microgravity environment. The seeds will be included in SpaceX’s upcoming cargo supply mission, which is scheduled to launch from the

Scientists can’t explain this weird feature on Mars

Thanks to the efforts of NASA and various other space agencies from around the world, we’ve learned more about Mars in the past decade or so than scientists ever could have dreamed. We know a lot about what it’s made of, what’s there now and what may have

Fruits and vegetables may soon grow on Mars

NASA and the European Space Agency already have countless proposed and tentative plans to further explore Mars and potentially even land humans on the planet within a couple of decades, but they’re not the only ones eyeing up the red planet as a location for a possible settlement.

What life will be like on Mars in a few decades

You get in from a long day of farming in near-zero gravity, ditch your spacesuit at the airlock and write an email to your fans on Earth, all before settling down for the night in your radiation-proof home. The year is 2040 and you’re one of the first pioneers living on

NASA discovers that Mars has an invisible, magnetic tail

Jupiter has a bunch of moons, Saturn has rings and Earth has life (that’s pretty cool,) but what about Mars? Well, as it turns out, the Red Planet has a tail! Yep, NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) spacecraft just revealed that Mars has a tail…only you can’t

NASA tests rocket designed to get humans to Mars

NASA has test-fired an astonishingly powerful engine which will one day propel a manned mission all the way to Mars. The American space agency tested the RS-25 rocket engine at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi yesterday. This gigantic booster spat out vast clouds of smoke as it fired up, sending thick

Bruno Mars Tops 2017 American Music Awards Nominations

The other musicians getting multiple nods at the upcoming AMAs include Ed Sheeran, Drake, The Weeknd, The Chainsmokers and Halsey. The full nominees for the upcoming 45th annual American Music Awards are revealed. Ciara, a two-time AMA nominees, announced some of the names on "Good Morning America" before the

NASA finds possible “crater of life’ on Mars

A recent discovery made by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows the evidence of ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits that may offer clues about life on the Red Planet and Earth as well. The authors of the study, Paul Niles and Joseph Michalski, believe there were volcanoes on the planet long ago

NASA might modify the DNA of astronauts going to Mars

Astronauts are some of the bravest men and women on the face of the planet, but the first crew to venture past the Moon and head all the way to Mars will be pioneers of an entirely new variety. They’ll also be at a potentially extreme risk of a variety

This solar storm would have been hell for Mars’ astronauts

NASA scientists recently recorded a powerful solar storm that could affect the future of getting people to Mars. On September 11, the solar storm blasted Mars with a global aurora 25 times brighter than anything the MAVEN orbiter – the NASA satellite studying Mars’ atmosphere – has ever observed. And the

After 8 months of isolation, Mars research team emerges

HONOLULU — Six NASA-backed research subjects who have been cooped up in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January emerged from isolation Sunday. They devoured fresh-picked tropical fruits and fluffy egg strata after eating mostly freeze-dried food while in isolation and some vegetables they grew during their

NASA scientists re-enter world after 8 months of isolation

HONOLULU — After eight months of living in isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano, six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from their Mars-like habitat on Sunday and return to civilization. Their first order of business after subsiding on mostly freeze-dried and canned food: Feast on fresh-picked pineapple, papaya, mango, locally-grown vegetables

Key building block of life discovered on Mars

Scientists have found key evidence which suggests life may once have existed on Mars. NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected boron, a key ingredient for life, on the dusty surface of the red planet. The discovery is a huge boost in the hunt for extraterrestrials and could back up a theory suggesting life

NASA’s next Mars spacecraft will dig into the planet

NASA’s Mars rovers regularly send back awesome images of the red planet, not to mention an incredible wealth of scientific data, but that’s not stopping scientists from looking ahead to future. NASA is already prepping the next gadget it’s going to send to Mars and it’s on track for a

Mars might have intense snowstorms at night

Violent snowstorms lash Mars at night, according to a new study. Snowfall on Mars is nothing new, but previous research suggested that the blizzards were calm, slow and sparse. The latest findings suggest that these flurries are actually turbulent storms with high winds and ice-like particles that shoot to the ground

NASA tests engine that will eventually take us to Mars

NASA engineers tested the RS-25 rocket engine, which will play a crucial role in eventual missions to Mars, on Tuesday. The test at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi is the latest in a series of RS-25 firings. The forthcoming Space Launch System (SLS) rocket will be powered by four R2-25 engines

NASA admits it’s too broke to go to Mars

NASA has a bold plan to reach Mars by 2030, but that doesn’t mean it’ll actually land on the red planet. In fact, it looks like the space agency is finally ready to admit that, at current costs for such operations, it doesn’t have the money to land humans on

Why we’ll probably never find signs of life on Mars

Mars as we know it today is an extremely hostile planet when it comes to life, but there’s always been the possibility that life in some form existed there eons ago. Scientists haven’t found evidence of that — at least not yet — and now new research suggests a possible

NASA clarifies: We don’t have child sex slaves on Mars

Humans believe a lot of outlandish things. The idea that NASA is sending children to be sex slaves on Mars might be one of the wildest. On Thursday, a guest on InfoWars claimed that NASA had kidnapped kids and sent them to the red planet to be sex slaves. “There are no

NASA Orbiter captures stunning image of “Niagara Falls of Mars’

NASA has released an image from one of its Mars rovers which shows a part of the red planet where ancient lava behaved once like liquid water. The government agency has dubbed it the “Niagara Falls of Mars.” Thanks to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), NASA has a 3D image of

Elon Musk shares plan to colonize Mars

If there’s one thing you can definitively say about Elon Musk it’s that he most certainly does not lack ambition. The boss of SpaceX, Tesla and The Boring Company makes more grand plans before breakfast than you have in your entire life. His most frequent muse is to travel to

Elon Musk shares plan to colonize Mars

If there’s one thing you can definitively say about Elon Musk it’s that he most certainly does not lack ambition. The boss of SpaceX, Tesla and The Boring Company makes more grand plans before breakfast than you have in your entire life. His most frequent muse is to travel to