Two billion year-old water pockets and a revised deep hydrogen content are good news for Earth’s vast subsurface biosphere, and could offer clues to life on Mars and much further beyond...
Last summer, I attended a new media professionals workshop at the Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) in Colorado to learn more about the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission which launched last November...
NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars on August 6, 2012. Its primary goals were to gather geological and environmental data from the planet.
Earth may get great solar eclipses, but they don't happen all the time
One year, so much science. Here's the second of three spectacular, but less widely seen images from the near and far universe
Safely landing a first-stage rocket on a ship opens up "cheap" orbital space, but also shows a path to Mars
Welcome to the 21st century, where robots are doing geology on other worlds! In this edition we're exploring Mars's rich geologic history—and finding potential signs of microbial life...
Our fear of contaminating the Red Planet with Earth microbes is hampering our search for life there
NASA's Insight lander is already pretty dirt-covered, but Mars may help clean it up
Elusive methane in the atmosphere of Mars gets even more elusive
The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter gets into position and takes some new pictures
Images from Mars's newest inhabitant document its quest for water
Annual contest held by Mars Society highlights robotic innovation and makes for some snazzy-looking rovers
European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli spacecraft crashed and possibly exploded
Emily Rice, astrophysics researcher at the American Museum of Natural History, answers question submitted to Scientific American's Space Lab channel.
A Wet Run for a Dry Planet: NASA Tests Drilling Technology in the Desert with Mars Sample Return in Mind [Slide Show]
Despite a gummed up drill bit and three days of very un-Martian precipitation, engineers pronounced the test a success--and learned to expect the unexpected, whether it be in the California outback or on Mars...
مسبار وكالة الفضاء الأوروبية "سكياباريللي" تحطم وربما انفجر على سطح المريخ.
More to explore: Is There Life on Venus? (Scitable) Venus May Have Had Continents and Oceans (Nature News) (Scientific American is part of the Nature Publishing Group) Was Venus Alive?
This video depicts NASA’s Curiosity rover observing Mars’ two moons, then shows one moon passing in front of the other. Phobos and Deimos, the moons of Mars, are thought to be asteroids captured in Mars’ gravitational field...