And should colonists on Mars be allowed to eat each other?
Researchers used Halloween SFX to simulate the Martian south pole in springtime.
Zero-gravity affects organ fitness—what does that mean for future space missions?
The ultraviolet “imager” is a life-hunting machine more than two decades in the making.
An early version helped identify ancient life on Earth. Now its successor sits on the Red Planet.
“We expect it to explode,” Musk has said. “It’s weird if it doesn’t explode, frankly.”
For the first time, NASA will attempt to generate a resource in space.
Bacteria and fungi were hurled into Earth’s middle stratosphere, which resembles many of Mars’ harsh conditions.
The images show us full-color glimpses of the planet’s ancient past
A look back on iconic Mars missions to commemorate NASA’s successful Perseverance landing this week.
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