Curiosity Delivers New Evidence That Life Could Have Thrived on Mars

IN BRIEF NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered boron on Mars, marking the first time that this element has been found on the Red Planet. Evidence of chemical complexity suggests that Mars had a long, interactive [...]

National Geographic Presents a 360 Tour of What Life on Mars Could Look Like

IN BRIEF National Geographic hosted a 360 degree tour of a test habitat where crew members of the Mars Society are simulating a Martian mission. This mission is part of the larger Mars 160 mission [...]

Becoming Martian: This Is Our Future on the Red Planet

IN BRIEF Several government and private groups have the Red Planet in their sights, with numerous missions planned to explore and eventually put people on Mars in the coming decades. With concerns about the future [...]

China Announces New Ambitious Plans to Reach Mars By the End of the Decade

IN BRIEF Wu Yanhua, deputy chief of the National Space Administration, said Beijing aims to launch its first Mars probe around 2020. The ultimate goal is to establish China as frontrunner in the field of [...]

ESA’s Plan for a “Moon Village” is Slowly Starting to Come Together

IN BRIEF Slowly but surely, ESA's plan for an international, collaborative lunar settlement is beginning to take shape. It's a more realistic goal than plans to colonize Mars, and if successful, the "Moon Village" would [...]

New research revelas evidence of huge oceans on Pluto

Its certain: Pluto isn’t a lonely, barren, ice wasteland scientists thought it was. In fact, there is evidence of a vast subsurface ocean which in turn raises the possibility of the existence of basic microbial life [...]