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‘First to red planet will become Martians’

24 days ago
OTTAWA: Astronauts traveling through space on the long trip to Mars will not have the usual backup from mission control on Earth and will need to think of themselves as Martians to survive, Canada's most famous spaceman half-jokingly said…

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years

2 months, 16 days ago
Earth's neighboring planet, Mars, is closer than it has been in the past 15 years, offering unusually bright views of the Red Planet's auburn hues. "The Red Planet and Earth haven't been this close since 2003, and won't be again until…

Liquid water lake discovered on Mars

2 months, 21 days ago
A massive underground lake has been detected for the first time on Mars, raising hopes that more water -- and maybe even life -- exists there.

Ten new moons of Jupiter discovered, including one ‘oddball’

2 months, 30 days ago
Astronomers on Tuesday announced the discovery of 10 more moons of Jupiter, bringing to 79 the number known to be circling the giant gas planet, including one “wrong-way driver” that appears destined to crash into other moons sharing its…

‘Mars has the ingredients needed for life’

4 months, 8 days ago
WASHINGTON: A NASA rover has detected a bonanza of organic compounds on the surface of Mars and seasonal fluctuations of atmospheric methane in findings released on Thursday that mark some of the strongest evidence ever that Earth’s…

NASA plans to send mini-helicopter to Mars

5 months, 4 days ago
TAMPA: The US space agency said Friday it plans to launch the first-ever helicopter to Mars in 2020, a miniature, unmanned drone-like chopper that could boost our understanding of the Red Planet. Known simply as "The Mars Helicopter,"…

NASA’s newest Mars lander to study earthquakes on Red Planet

5 months, 12 days ago
TAMPA: NASA is poised to launch its first lander to Mars since 2012, an unmanned spacecraft called InSight that aims to listen for quakes and unravel the mystery of how rocky planets like Earth form. It is scheduled to launch on Saturday…

Is this a ‘warrior woman’ statue spotted on Mars?

5 months, 14 days ago
An image released by Curiosity rover of NASA showing a rock resembling an ancient Egyptian woman warrior statue has stirred an online debate. The latest images from the Curiosity rover suggest an extraterrestrial army once roamed the red…

What’s next for SpaceX?

8 months, 8 days ago
In successfully sending the world's most powerful rocket into space, SpaceX founder Elon Musk has pulled off yet another spectacular gamble. The question now is what's next for SpaceX and the space industry following the launch of Musk's…