Whenever the Mars Curiosity Rover beams back images of the Red Planet to Earth, the Internet blows up with countless theories to explain the mysterious shadows and shapes we perceive.
NASA researchers have found deposits of glass on Mars that may have preserved evidence about past life on the red planet.
We’re closer than ever to finding out whether we’re alone in the universe or not, NASA’s top scientist said Tuesday.
NASA revealed its plans Wednesday to fly robotic spacecraft to asteroids by the end of the decade.
A Bay Area woman is a step closer to winning a trip to the red planet. The catch is that it’s only one-way. Kenya Armbrister of Oakland is one of 100 finalists who could leave Earth forever in 2024.
Several Bay Area residents and natives are among 100 people selected worldwide to begin training for a planned mission to colonize Mars in 2024.
Mars is about to dodge a big snowball — a comet that will swing just 82,000 miles above the planet’s surface on Sunday. That’s just a third of the distance between Earth and the Moon, so it’s quite a close call.
NASA is inviting the public to add names to a microchip that will fly beyond Earth’s orbit and eventually to Mars or beyond, after first taking a test flight.
For the first time in 17 years, NASA Ames Research Center will open its normally well-secured gates to the public, allowing behind the scenes tours of the wind tunnels, laboratories, and even a simulated Martian landscape.
Officials say initial phase of the heavy-lift rocket project, known as the Space Launch System Program, will now move from formulation to development, something no other exploration class vehicle has done since the creation of the space shuttle. The first generation rocket will be the most powerful ever built, with 130 metric tons of lift, enough to carry an Orion spacecraft beyond low earth orbit.