There's a good reason NASA hasn't said they've found life on Mars—it's beyond their current capabilities.
The ExoMars orbiter is going strong, and slowing down.
Here's why that's important for mission scientists here on Earth.
Autonomous science-bots will make it easier to explore our solar system … and beyond.
The importance of today's landing
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Can you hear Mars now?
NASA has a grand new simulation
In the California desert, Honeybee Robotics is testing a drill that could search for life on other worlds
And now we know exactly where it's going to poke around.
One small flight for drones
Sorry, no aliens—yet.
Unfortunately, NASA doesn't have a good game plan
Eyes in the Martian sky
Can you drive the rover, or will you break it?
Many hopefuls have signed up for a one-way ticket to the red planet. But if they aren't prepared, the trip may be a short one.
BILI is like radar for biomolecules
Protecting alien sites from Earth contamination
It's having memory issues.
Bringing snark to Mars
A power trip to the red planet.
We think you can, Opportunity.
The longest-running surface mission laid the groundwork for some big things ahead.
This rover is made in China
The window of Opportunity is closing.
A rover of her own.
If at first you don't succeeed...
It was warm and wet right around the time life got its start on Earth.
His favorite astronaut, his most beloved fictional space explorer, and the discoveries that would have changed the plot of 'The Martian.'
Plus a sneak-peak review of the first 49 minutes of the film
But the new Mars orbiter is a big success
The mystery of Martian farts won't be solved overnight.
But settling the life-on-Mars debate is just the beginning
Short answer: a time machine
Ready, set, go.
The rover took the shot, but never had the chance to send it back to earth.
Interplanetary dune buggy
Made in the USA
Scattered robot dreams
If you want to go to Mars, fly American
Just a pale blue dot.
Lost on the Red Planet? Ask Dr. Fred Calef III
Mars is hard
Which one will win? We'll find out in 2019.
Time for a new plan.
Go lander go!
Coverage begins at 6am Eastern, but tune in at 10:40am for the "six minutes of terror"
InSight rumbles with alien Martian wind.
Plutonium-238 is still in really short supply
Okay, who left their glasses on Mars?
A newly-investigated essay from 1939 reveals Churchill's thoughts on E.T.
The little rover that could.
The anniversary of the Viking landing
The robot got a sort-of, almost, artificially intelligent upgrade
Not even space robots are immune to the effects of old age
Should we go? Can we afford to go? All this, and more.
More than 200,000 aspiring space explorers volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars. Are they insane?
Future astronauts may depend on it, and a new forecast is about to be put to the test
The Force is strong with this rover
The Department of Energy has an idea that could double production
Mark Watney, eat your heart out
Future Mars rovers might come with unmanned helicopters
See you on the dark side of the moon
It could be the first of many firsts.
It's not actually dark and it's definitely not red.
A deep-dive on whether we can handle the implications of such a discovery
It's caught in a storm that now covers a quarter of the planet, and is still growing.
They were good while they lasted
The ISS just celebrated its 15-year anniversary yesterday. Could it survive another 15?
But that's not too weird for the red planet.
Hang in there, sleeping beauty.
If alien life exists below the surface of Mars, it might very well have a thing or two in common with these populations.
A Gallery Of Photos Curated By The Person Who Made Most Of Them
Hope you're not afraid of heights
European Space Agency's long-awaited astrobiology project is set to take off
The rover shut down science activities a few days ago.
NASA is taking suggestions this week
Now, on up Mount Sharp
Fortunately it's not headed for Earth
No sign of sandworms so far
Potential evidence of tiny, ancient Martians
Some of the coolest views that people can see on Mars when we finally get there.
Orbiting laboratory could pave the way for a landing party
In memory of "the last moonwalker"
Deep Sea Meets Deep Space
...We just don't know what the new plan is yet.
InSight is blasting off this week.
Mystery solved, thanks to a sand box in a wind tunnel
No spaceship required
Thankfully, NASA condensed the 11-year journey into an 8-minute video
Almost as good as the book
If you can make it here, you'll make it anywhere
Oxygen-breathing critters might be more plausible than we thought.
And that in turn could help us get to Mars, says NASA-commissioned study
A lesson from the Apollo missions
New research hints at how hydrogen ends up in rocks