NASA's long-lived Opportunity Mars rover is the new American champion of off-planet driving, breaking a distance record set more than 40 years ago by an Apollo moon buggy. Full story
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will perform its second-ever drilling operation soon, boring into a knobby section of bedrock dubbed "Cumberland," space agency officials announced Thursday (May 9). Full story
Huge numbers of people on Earth are keen to leave the planet forever and seek a new life homesteading on Mars. Full story
According to NASA, powder from a rock found on Mars indicates the Red Planet may have been able to support microbes billions of years ago. NBC’s Katie Wall reports.
Fortune magazine’s Andy Serwer talks about the publication’s top picks, which include Google and MARS, Inc.
NASA’s curiosity rover may not have found organic life, but many experts believe colonization of the red planet is within our reach. Jerry Stone from the Mars Society tells NBC’s Keir Simmons there’s reason to get excited.
Mars has long held a fascination for those of us on Earth, but recent NASA pictures of Martian landscapes are giving us a much better understanding of the red planet, while scientists across the globe are working on robots and space suits with the hope that humans may soon explore Mars in person. NB
Speculation is running rampant over what’s been found in the first soil samples taken from the Red Planet but the findings won’t be announced until Monday. NBC’s Mike Taibbi reports.
An artist's conception shows how Mars' atmosphere was stripped away by charged particles from the sun.
An artist's conception shows a comet streaking through Martian skies.
This image of a Martian rock illuminated by ultraviolet LEDs is part of the first set of nighttime images taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager camera at the end of the robotic arm of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. MAHLI took the images on Jan. 22, 2012 .
A Martian rock illuminated by ultraviolet LEDs is pictured in this January 22, 2013 NASA handout photo obtained by Reuters January 24. The image is part of the first set of nighttime images taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager camera at the end of the robotic arm of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. This