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The ISS gets an extension to 2030 to wrap up unfinished business
The extra time allows NASA to finish up research and prep for a commercial handoff.
Perseverance is cutting perfect circles out of Mars to search for signs of life
Perseverance is having a blast collecting specimens on the Red Planet.
Heinz’s new ‘Marz’ ketchup is kinda sorta made from Martian tomatoes
Ketchup giant Heinz unveils a condiment fit for Martian explorers
Microbes could help us make rocket fuel on Mars
For decades NASA’s been striving to clean microbes off of spacecraft, but one day they may power them.
Curiosity found a new organic molecule on Mars
A cup of dirt tells a whole lot.
Mars’s barren Jezero crater had a wet and dramatic past
The dried-up lake could hold clues to the Red Planet’s history and habitability.
Catastrophic floods helped shape the unique landscape on Mars
Deep valleys in the Red Planet’s surface are evidence of overflowing crater lakes.
Mars may be too small to have ever been habitable
New research shows that size matters when cultivating a world that can hold onto water and sustain life.
First Martian rock samples from Perseverance edge closer to settling water question
Returned Martian rock cores will aid the search for habitable environments and could finally nail down the ages of Martian features.
SpaceX’s growing Starbase casts a shadow over Boca Chica
As Elon Musk expands his space flight command center, locals are fed up with the damage on the landscape.