Solar storms, sharp sand, and near-weightlessness are just the tip of the iceberg.
It's the dawn of Martian seismology.
It can't move, so it'd might as well take something for a spin.
Researchers are testing how life on the International Space Station affects the microbiome.
Deep Sea Meets Deep Space
But that's not too weird for the red planet.
The rover shut down science activities a few days ago.
Sorry, no aliens—yet.
InSight is blasting off this week.
Small, but mighty.
Climate change could make the red planet livable within 100 years.
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
The importance of today's landing
A watched pot never boils. But Mars might.
The agency is targeting Mars Insight's launch date for May 2018
Potential evidence of tiny, ancient Martians
It will definitely miss its March launch opportunity
In the California desert, Honeybee Robotics is testing a drill that could search for life on other worlds
NASA is taking suggestions this week
Day One: Arrive in lander. Day Two: Print out a habitat.
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.
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