It's the dawn of Martian seismology.
The story of heroic fasteners that will get us to the moon and back.
If alien life exists below the surface of Mars, it might very well have a thing or two in common with these populations.
And now we know exactly where it's going to poke around.
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.'
Gravity makes the Earth round.
Oxygen-breathing critters might be more plausible than we thought.
From the Popular Science archives.
There's a good reason NASA hasn't said they've found life on Mars—it's beyond their current capabilities.
Sorry, no aliens—yet.
We think you can, Opportunity.
Should we go? Can we afford to go? All this, and more.
Don't you want to meet them?
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.
And should colonists on Mars be allowed to eat each other?
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?
Now let's see if he can make it reality
Space is hard, and Mars is even harder
Looking for life in weird places
A conversation with the founder of Moon Express
A lesson from the Apollo missions
Step 1 toward colonizing the red planet
3D printing our way to the year 2050
The baron of low-Earth orbit
Natural medicines, made to order in space
The Department of Energy has an idea that could double production
Or the lack of a plan, rather
How much space does each astronaut really need?
It doesn't yet have the sleek design of SpaceX's Crew Dragon, but it's still pretty epic
Mark Watney, eat your heart out
Bringing snark to Mars
Science takes off.
They were good while they lasted
NASA is on location
Almost as good as the book
Piping hot Jupiter fries, please!
A look at the spacecraft's first year studying the Martian atmosphere
The ocean-filled moon might hold the life we've long searched for in space. And scientists have one shot to reach it.
Maybe, but they're still a bad idea
It's been 50 years since we got the first images of Mars. Now we're about to get the first images of Pluto.
Slow but steady sun-powered spacecraft could transform space travel
A Gallery Of Photos Curated By The Person Who Made Most Of Them
This year's missions to the outer solar system are set to shake up the planetary family tree
More than 200,000 aspiring space explorers volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars. Are they insane?
The Dawn spacecraft arrives at Ceres this March, and it could be the most surprising space mission in decades
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
Made in the USA
Orbiting laboratory could pave the way for a landing party
The ISS just celebrated its 15-year anniversary yesterday. Could it survive another 15?
Look out, Elon Musk
Buried under an ice cap, the water is so deep scientists couldn't probe to the bottom.
While cutting funding for its own Mars programs
To take us to Mars and beyond
The news isn't great, but it's not a showstopper either.
Huge success after a harrowing journey.
A mission to Phobos and Deimos could pave the way for putting humans on Mars
If you can make it here, you'll make it anywhere
Instead they favor going back to the moon
If he does, he'll beat NASA
A quick primer on Martian law
Future astronauts may depend on it, and a new forecast is about to be put to the test
Can you hear Mars now?
Europe's previous failed lander went missing for over a decade
But that's not too weird for the red planet.
A matter of momentum
They do come from Antarctica, after all.
Potential evidence of tiny, ancient Martians
Humanoid programmers get a shot at the stars
Go lander go!
But the new Mars orbiter is a big success
Terrestrial life is a huge risk for other planets
InSight is blasting off this week.
It's caught in a storm that now covers a quarter of the planet, and is still growing.
InSight will tell us about the planet's interior, but it's got to stick the landing first.
InSight rumbles with alien Martian wind.
Astrobiologist wants to make sure the red planet is independent from the start
Unfortunately, NASA doesn't have a good game plan
No sign of sandworms so far
The Red Planet needs you
The importance of today's landing
Mars is hard
We're getting closer.
Hang in there, sleeping beauty.
A rover of her own.
The rover took the shot, but never had the chance to send it back to earth.
Pull up your space lawn chair
It's salty and seasonal, but kind of promising in the search for alien life
Protecting alien sites from Earth contamination
A deep-dive on whether we can handle the implications of such a discovery
The next big step towards sending humans to Mars
The journey to Mars, told in GIFs
Finally, a good use for climate change
BILI is like radar for biomolecules