The mystery of Martian farts won't be solved overnight.
Every little bit counts.
It's the dawn of Martian seismology.
If alien life exists below the surface of Mars, it might very well have a thing or two in common with these populations.
The longest-running surface mission laid the groundwork for some big things ahead.
You've likely outlived the company that wanted to film you dying on Mars.
And now we know exactly where it's going to poke around.
InSight will tell us about the planet's interior, but it's got to stick the landing first.
By studying Martian meteorites, scientists think they've found an explanation for ancient eruptions on the Red Planet.
His favorite astronaut, his most beloved fictional space explorer, and the discoveries that would have changed the plot of 'The Martian.'
Oxygen-breathing critters might be more plausible than we thought.
Time for a new plan.
Mars is at its closest and clearest right now. You know you want to look at it.
Buried under an ice cap, the water is so deep scientists couldn't probe to the bottom.
There's a good reason NASA hasn't said they've found life on Mars—it's beyond their current capabilities.
But that's not too weird for the red planet.
Sorry, no aliens—yet.
One small flight for drones
InSight is blasting off this week.
We think you can, Opportunity.
Here's why that's important for mission scientists here on Earth.
Ready, set, go.
To prep for the one that will actually be on Mars, naturally.
But the search for life on the red planet isn't over yet.
Just a pale blue dot.
Can we, uh, not give up on this planet quite yet?
But can they build our future outpost on the red planet?
A power trip to the red planet.
Short answer: a time machine
The answer was blowing in the solar wind.
Look out, Elon Musk
And should colonists on Mars be allowed to eat each other?
In memory of "the last moonwalker"
In an exclusive interview, the executive producers of NatGeo's 'Mars' miniseries discuss colonizing the red planet
BILI is like radar for biomolecules
Europe's previous failed lander went missing for over a decade
They're a potential source of food, air, clothing, and more. But will they survive the journey, and can we avoid contaminating the red planet?
Finally, a good use for climate change
Scattered robot dreams
If you want to go to Mars, fly American
But the new Mars orbiter is a big success
Mars is hard
The importance of today's landing
Future astronauts may depend on it, and a new forecast is about to be put to the test
New research hints at how hydrogen ends up in rocks
Now let's see if he can make it reality
A quick primer on Martian law
Space is hard, and Mars is even harder
Must-see destinations out beyond Mars
Here are some of our faves
Looking for life in weird places
Can you drive the rover, or will you break it?
The anniversary of the Viking landing
The journey to Mars, told in GIFs
If only science could evolve us a little faster
If he does, he'll beat NASA
NASA has a grand new simulation
Orbiting laboratory could pave the way for a landing party
Mars500 crew members, in their own words
To take us to Mars and beyond
Some of the coolest views that people can see on Mars when we finally get there.
While cutting funding for its own Mars programs
Step 1 toward colonizing the red planet
European Space Agency's long-awaited astrobiology project is set to take off
Just waking up now? You could qualify
Or the lack of a plan, rather
NASA's Vickie Kloeris explains the challenges of designing food for deep space missions
The next big step towards sending humans to Mars
In the California desert, Honeybee Robotics is testing a drill that could search for life on other worlds
Interplanetary dune buggy
A deep-dive on whether we can handle the implications of such a discovery
Findings from the MAVEN spacecraft suggest solar eruptions helped to destroy Mars' atmosphere
Bringing snark to Mars
NASA is taking suggestions this week
Jocelyn Dunn survived in a Mars simulation for eight months without going crazy. Here's what we can learn from her experience.
If you can make it here, you'll make it anywhere
They were good while they lasted
Changing the desert landscape into a microbial oasis
Unfortunately, NASA doesn't have a good game plan
Almost as good as the book
Protecting alien sites from Earth contamination
It's salty and seasonal, but kind of promising in the search for alien life
A look at the spacecraft's first year studying the Martian atmosphere
Astrobiologist wants to make sure the red planet is independent from the start
Plus a sneak-peak review of the first 49 minutes of the film
It's been 50 years since we got the first images of Mars. Now we're about to get the first images of Pluto.
Pull up your space lawn chair
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.
The red planet is literally shrouded in mystery
More than 200,000 aspiring space explorers volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars. Are they insane?
Future Mars rovers might come with unmanned helicopters
Like finding a needle in an enormous, sandy haystack
Lost on the Red Planet? Ask Dr. Fred Calef III
Happy Carl Sagan day! Celebrate with this blast from the past in the pages of Popular Science
But CEO Bas Lansdorp says the study used bad data.
Mars One has begun accepting video applications for a mission to colonize the red planet in 2023.