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Japan To Join US In Building Space Station That Will Orbit The Moon

Japan will be collaborating with the United States to build a new space station in the lunar orbit. The spaceport will serve as a deep space gateway.

Space

Newborn Pacific Island May Offer Clues About Life On Mars

There is a newborn island in the South Pacific, borne out of a volcanic eruption of ash and rocks, named Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai. It may offer insightful clues to scientists about the possibility of life on the Red Planet.

Earth/Environment December 12, 2017

President Trump To NASA: I Want You Back On The Moon, Then Mars Next

Trump has officially signed Space Policy Directive 1, which sets NASA up for a lunar mission and a potential trip to Mars. However, there’s the issue of funding.

Space December 12, 2017

Mars Cannonball Evidence Of Ancient Alien War And Shattered Civilization, UFO Hunter Says

Prolific UFO hunter Scott C. Waring claimed that a mysterious object spotted on the surface of Mars is a cannonball, proof of an ancient alien war that destroyed the planet's civilization. Is there another explanation for the Mars cannonball?

Space December 5, 2017

Earthworms Can Reproduce In Mars-Like Soil: Study

Two young earthworms were found in Mars soil simulant NASA provided for researchers conducting studies on growing crops on the Red Planet. This is how worms can benefit a future Mars colony:

Space November 28, 2017

Beermaker Budweiser To Send Barley Seeds To International Space Station

Budweiser confirmed its plans to send 20 barley seeds to the International Space Station on Dec. 4. The company will use the seeds in two experiments that will study how they would react in a microgravity environment.

Space November 22, 2017

Flowing Water On Mars Could Actually Be Sand: NASA

NASA has recently said that the dark streaks on Mars could actually be only sand. Researchers had initially thought that the streaks, known as recurring slope lineae, indicated flowing water.

Space November 21, 2017

NASA Tests Supersonic Parachute For 2020 Mars Mission

The U.S. space agency successfully tested the supersonic parachute for the Mars 2020 mission. It will help in slowing down the descent of the rover through the red planet’s atmosphere.

Space November 21, 2017

UAE Wants To Grow Date Palms And Strawberries On Planet Mars

The UAE Space Agency is funding research to grow palm trees, strawberries, and tomatoes on Mars. Here's why the Arabic country wants to grow date palm trees on the Red Planet.

Space November 15, 2017

Is There Life On Mars? Man Claims Of Past Life On Red Planet

A man claimed to be a Martian in his past life. A new paper revealed microorganisms can live for several millions of years underneath Mars' surface. Suggesting the presence of extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet seems to support his statements.

Space November 10, 2017

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Will Have 23 'Eyes' To Provide Dramatic View Of Red Planet

The next rover, scheduled to arrive at Mars in 2021, will have 23 cameras. The added 'eyes' will help the Mars 2020 mission achieve its goal optimally.

Space November 2, 2017

Boiling Water May Cause Sands To Levitate On Planet Mars

Boiling water under low pressure causes sand and sediments on the surface of Mars to levitate. What are the factors that cause liquid water on the Red Planet to boil?

Space October 29, 2017

Solar Wind Can Create Electric Charge On Mars Moon Phobos

NASA's probable plan of sending a human mission to Phobos in preparation for a robotic mission to Mars could be hazardous. New research has shown that solar wind can create risky static electricity for both astronauts and equipment stationed on the Martian moon.

Space October 24, 2017

NASA's Maven Mission Finds Planet Mars Has Magnetic Tail

New research from NASA's Maven spacecraft discovers Mars's 'invisible magnetic tail.' The research indicates that the tail is 'twisted' as a result of an interaction with the solar wind.

Space October 20, 2017

Methane Gas Produced Warm Climate That Kept Liquid Water Flowing On Ancient Mars

Methane could be behind the warm climate in ancient Mars that allowed liquid water to flow for millennia. What is the primary source of this heat-trapping greenhouse gas on the Red Planet?

Space October 3, 2017

Mars Science City: UAE Plans To Build City That Simulates Life On Mars

The Mars Science City project will build a prototype of a Red Planet colony on Earth. UAE said that it will be the most sophisticated building in the world. Here's how it will simulate Mars environment.

Space September 29, 2017

A Mock Crew Just Came Out Of An 8-Month Mars Isolation Experiment Backed By NASA

A Mars mock crew has emerged from an eight-month isolation experiment that was supposed to simulate what it's like to be on Mars. It marks the fifth Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation attempt.

Space September 19, 2017

NASA Hiring Planetary Protection Officer To Protect Earth From Alien Matter

The Planetary Protection Officer is tasked to protect planet Earth from contamination by alien matter brought by spacecraft from missions that explored extraterrestrial worlds. The job comes with a six-figure salary.

Space August 4, 2017

Hubble Captures Mars Moon Phobos Orbiting Red Planet

The Hubble space telescope captured Phobos photobombing Mars during an observation in 2016. NASA finally releases the time-lapse image of the Martian satellite in orbit.

Space July 21, 2017

Congressman Asks NASA Scientists About Ancient Mars Civilization

Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher asked the panel of space experts at a House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hearing if there was a Mars civilization thousands of years ago. A NASA scientists answered the questions.

Space July 18, 2017

NASA Admits Its Budget Can't Afford To Send Humans To Planet Mars

NASA's chief of human spaceflight, William Gerstenmaier, said that the space agency's current budget cannot afford the cost required for a manned mission to Mars. How much does it cost to send humans to the Red Planet?

Space July 14, 2017

Fungus In Space Can Make Astronauts Sick, NASA-Led Team Warns

NASA has warned that fungus in space could serve as an enemy of astronauts in the Mars mission or other forms of space exploration. Certain fungi types could colonize the human body and lead to infection.

Space July 12, 2017

Martian Soil Too Toxic To Support Life On Mars

Researchers found evidence of toxicity in Martian soil. Although perchlorates are quite harmless in normal temperatures, exposure to high temperatures makes it a killer of organic material.

Space July 7, 2017

Asian Space Race Heats Up As Japan Unveils Plan To Put A Man On The Moon

The Asian space race is heating up as Japan has announced its plans to put a man on the moon. It's only the latest move in a new 21st-century space race.

Space July 1, 2017

NASA Denies Conspiracy Theory About Kidnapped Children Working As Mars Colony Slaves

The latest conspiracy theory about Mars is that there is a colony there where kidnapped children work as slaves. The claims were made by a former CIA case officer on the radio talk show Infowars hosted by Alex Jones.

Space June 30, 2017

Elon Musk Details Vision Of City On Planet Mars With 1 Million Human Inhabitants: Is This Feasible?

A city with a million human inhabitants could be built on Red Planet as early as 40 years from now, Elon Musk said. What are some of the current challenges to building a human colony on Mars?

Space June 25, 2017

Sending Humans To Mars Is Now NASA's Primary Mission, But First We'll Go Back To The Moon

NASA's plans for the future include a manned trip to Mars, but first, we'll need to return to the moon. Here's what NASA has planned for establishing bases on the moon and beyond.

Space June 22, 2017

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Decides Which Martian Rocks To Study Without Human Input

The autonomous system dubbed AEGIS, which was installed on Mars Curiosity rover in 2015, helps the space robot make independent analysis of rocks on the Red Planet. This helps save mission controllers time and energy.

Space June 22, 2017

India’s Mars Orbiter Completes 1,000 Earth Days In Orbit

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has just completed 1,000 Earth days in orbit, with signs of continuing good health. ISRO has also started work with NASA on their joint mission called the NISAR satellite.

Space June 21, 2017

Stephen Hawking Issues Call To Leave Planet Earth And Head To The Stars

At an arts and science festival, Stephen Hawking has issued a dire warning for humans: it's time to leave Earth and explore other worlds. The cofounder of Breakthrough Starshot calls for interstellar travel to preserve the species.

Space June 21, 2017

Elon Musk: Mars Colony Plan Critical In The Face Of The Apocalypse

Elon Musk's Mars colony is seen as the direction of humanity, given the possibility of the apocalype and the uncertainty of humans' future survival as a species. Learn about Mars as the focal point of humanity's doomsday preparations.

Space June 20, 2017

Martian Crater Named After Lunar Module That Carried Apollo 16 Moon Mission Astronauts

The young Martian crater that Opportunity rover passed by in April has been named after the Apollo 16 mission. Discover the interesting connections between the two.

Space June 17, 2017

Curiosity Rover Finds Evidence Of Different Environments On Mars

A wide variety of mineral deposits were found in layers of sedimentary rocks collected from the base of Mount Sharp. The different minerals point toward presence of diverse environment in Mars’ early days.

Space June 13, 2017

Mars Colony May Lead To Evolution Of New Human Species

The environment on Mars may cause human colonists to go through evolutionary changes that can lead to the creation of new human species. How will the future generations of Mars colonists look like?

Space June 8, 2017

Deep Hole Found On Mars' Surface: What Could It Be?

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured images of a deep dark spot on the Red Planet's surface. Researchers opined that the picture belonged to an underground cave, which could support life if it was deep.

Space June 8, 2017

The Price Astronauts Have To Pay For The Mars Mission? Cancer, New Study Warns

A new study has found that the risk of cancer doubles for long-term missions outside Earth's magnetic field. Cancer and the other risks of cosmic ray exposure are among the leading concerns on the planned human Mars mission.

Space June 6, 2017

Ancient Lake On Gale Crater Had Varied Oxygen Levels Across Depths: What This Tells About Life On Mars

Martian lake paints a picture of environmental changes on the planet. Scientists find evidence that Mars could have supported life at many points in the past.

Space June 3, 2017

Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient Lake On Mars That Could Have Supported Life

The Curiosity rover found that an ancient Martian lake may have supported life more than 3 million years ago. The lake could have been the stronghold of microbes.

Space June 2, 2017

Schiaparelli Crash: ESA's Mars Lander Ill-Prepared For Mission

Investigations revealed the reasons why the Schiaparelli Mars lander crash-landed on the surface of the Red Planet in October last year. Here are the causes of the failed mission.

Space May 25, 2017

Not Just Radiation: Other Ways Planet Mars Could Kill Human Explorers

A Mars mission in the 2030s won't come easy and risk-free for NASA. Here are some ways human explorers to the Red Planet could die, including the problem of space radiation.

Space May 12, 2017

NASA’s Mars Plan May Involve Yearlong Manned Mission To The Moon

Before the journey to the red planet, NASA wants to send astronauts on a yearlong mission around the moon to test the Deep Space Transport vehicle that will ultimately take humans to Mars. Also in store is the Deep Space Gateway mini-station.

Space May 11, 2017

What Stephen Hawking Gets Wrong In His Viral Prediction That Humans Should Escape Into Space In 100 Years

Fox News columnist Michael Guillen questions Stephen Hawking’s latest doomsday prediction about the Earth having only 100 years left and humans escaping to Mars to survive. Here’s why.

Space May 9, 2017

In Case We Manage To Land On Planet Mars, What Are The Chances Of Living There?

The human mission to Mars has ignited popular attention. However, the mission is dotted with many challenges. Topping the list is tough living conditions triggering the question whether how successful will be human life on Mars.

Space May 9, 2017

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover Samples Active Linear Dune On Red Planet

After conducting analysis of the crescent-shaped dunes on Mars, the Curiosity rover has taken samples from a linear dune on the Red Planet. What are the differences NASA observed between the crescent and linear dunes?

Space May 7, 2017

Stephen Hawking Says Humans Need To Leave Earth In 100 Years: Here Are The Technologies That Can Make This Possible

Leading physicist Stephen Hawking has called for colonization of other planets as human race may not survive beyond 100 years. This is because of too many problems haunting mankind, including climate change and asteroid strike.

Space May 6, 2017

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