NASA is working on a new communications system that could dramatically cut the time needed to transmit high-resolution images from Mars.
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity - recently arrived at the Endeavour crater - has found a rock that's different from anything it's seen before.
Engineers from NASA and the US Department of Energy (DOE) are working on a suitcase-sized nuclear reactor for use on the moon and other planets.
Astronauts on the way to Mars could munch on space-grown lettuce, strawberries and carrots, a NASA scienstist says.
A new million-dollar NASA project led by the University of Michigan aims to discover whether drops of salt water are common on Mars - and whether microbial life could survive in them.
The channels on Mars widely supposed to have been created by flowing water have a completely different origin, says a Texas Tech University professor.
Recent images captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter seem to indicate the presence of flowing water during the warmest months on the red planet.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk believes the human race should aspire to colonize the solar system, rather than just making do with inhabiting planet Earth.
NASA's picked the site for the next Mars rover landing - a spot inside the planet's Gale crater that the scientists say just might reveal whether the planet could have supported life.
A new model of the early solar system shows Jupiter rocketing about the place, moving toward the center of the solar system and back out again.
NASA's announced its plans for the US spacecraft it hopes will take human beings into deep space.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is currently working with NASA to develop a major Mars exploration project.
MIT research scientists are planning to check whether we're all Martians, descended from organisms that were carried here aboard meteorites.
Mars and Jupiter's moon Europa should be NASA's main areas of focus over the coming decade, according to a report from the National Research Council.
China is set to launch a Martian lander as early as 2013, according to state news agency Xinhua.
Scientists have been surprised to discover that Martian sand dunes long thought to be static are in fact changing quite fast.
After 230 days in isolation, an international team is about to 'land' on Mars.
NASA's having another shot at regaining communication with the Mars rover Spirit, bogged down in a Martian crater for the last eighteen months.
Scientists are examining the feasibility of constructing hopping vehicles powered by radioactive material to more effectively explore the rugged surface of Mars.
NASA's planning to spend $5 million a year over the next three years on the development of a hypersonic vehicle that could fly at five times the speed of sound.