NASA publishes detailed Mars map

NASA has published an amazingly detailed map of Mars which was painstakingly rendered using nearly 21,000 images gathered by Odyssey's  Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS).

Team finds evidence of recent water on Mars

A research team led by Brown University has found evidence of liquid water on Mars much more recently than previously reported.

Middle-school students discover cave on Mars

A seventh-grade class in Cottonwood, California, has discovered a Martian cave.

Ancient Martian ocean may have supported life

Evidence that a vast ocean may have covered one-third of the surface of Mars some 3.5 billion years ago gives new support to the idea that the planet may once have harbored life.

Nvidia sends Russian cosmonauts to Mars

The Russian government has deployed Nvidia's 3D Vision technology to provide cosmonauts with a virtual reality experience during their simulated Mars mission.

Mars may have been more suitable for life than thought

Scientists have discovered evidence sitting right under their noses that indicates there may have been more water on Mars than previously thought.

See you next year: 'mission to Mars' simulation begins

Well, they're off: six trained astronauts on a 520 day mission to... Moscow.

ESA releases time-lapse video from orbiting Mars Express

Mission controllers for the Mars Express have created a video showing the view as the spaceship orbits Mars.

Orbiter solves Martian mysteries

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has helped solve two forty-year-old mysteries and delivered new information about climate change on Mars.

Ice damage finally kills off Phoenix Mars Lander

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander - which landed two years ago today - will not be rising from the ashes.

Martian fossils could be right under Rover's nose

A rock commonly found on Mars could, against expectations, preserve fossils, raising hopes that evidence of life on Mars may one day be found.

Earth microbes could contaminate Mars

Common bacteria found on spacecraft may be able to survive the harsh environs of Mars long enough to inadvertently contaminate Mars with terrestrial life.

NASA releases people's pick of Mars photos

NASA has released the first Mars pictures commissioned by the public - and there's not a thumbprint or double exposure among them.

Lockheed Martin designs world's largest heat shield

Engineers at Lockheed Martin have successfully completed fabrication of the world's largest heat shield.

The Oceans of Enceladus, and Some Musings on ET Life

Business is humming if you’re in the business of extra-solar planets, exobiology or exoenvironmental studies.