Mars


WATCH: 15 videos to take you behind the scenes on the voyage to Mars

2019-04-21 21:07

A visit to China's Mars simulation base in the Gobi desert and other insights into humanity's quest to travel to the red planet.

WATCH: First image from Mars moments after InSight landing

2018-11-26 21:53

A spacecraft - InSight sends its first photo since landing on Mars. The spacecraft has no damage and will be able to complete its mission.

WATCH: NASA's billion-dollar Mars mission nears risky landing

2018-11-24 14:33

NASA scientists are counting down before a risky Mars landing that could result in new data about the core of the red planet - or mean a quick and fiery end to a billion-dollar project.

Wake-up call #4: The myth that humans can mass-colonise another planet

2018-03-29 10:52

What are humanity’s options if we wreck the Earth and find ourselves racing against the clock to save our civilisation from extinction, asks Robert J Traydon.

France, Japan aim to land probe on Mars moon

2017-04-13 19:12

France and Japan want to recover pieces of a Martian Moon and bring them back to Earth, the head of France's National Centre for Space Studies says.

Missing European craft 'crashed' into Mars

2016-10-21 22:28

A tiny European craft despatched to Mars for a trial touchdown "crashed" into pieces on the Red Planet's surface instead.

Mars probe sends first pictures home

2016-04-14 22:00

The Euro-Russian spacecraft ExoMars, launched towards the Red Planet last month, has sent home its first pictures from space.

Mars rover boosts hope for liquid water

2015-04-14 16:09

Research from Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity has strengthened hopes that liquid water may exist near the surface of Mars.

India joins Red Planet explorers' club

2014-09-24 14:41

India has placed a spacecraft into orbit around Mars, the first Asian nation to join an elite club of explorers to the Red Planet.

Short-list for one-way trip to Mars published

2014-01-07 19:07

A comfortable, middle-class Parisian life may be the envy of many people, but Florence Porcel would give it all up to be among the first Earthlings to settle on Mars - even with no option of return.

 

WATCH: Cheers, hugs as NASA's InSight lands on Mars

2018-11-27 07:37

It was cheers and hugs after NASA's Mars lander InSight touched down safely on the surface of the Red Planet to begin exploring - for the first time - the planet's core.

WATCH: Nasa lander prepares to touch down on Mars

2018-11-26 19:32

A spacecraft hurtling towards Mars will be the first to study the deep interior of the planet, if it survives the landing.

Space experts worry US won't make it to Mars by 2030s

2018-07-27 08:11

The United States has vowed to send the first humans to Mars by the 2030s, but space experts and lawmakers have expressed concern that poor planning and lack of funds will delay those plans.

Tesla's Elon Musk to launch his own car into deep space

2017-12-08 05:40

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk plans to blast his cherry red electric car off toward the Red Planet when the company's Falcon Heavy rocket launches for the first time next month.

Elon Musk elaborates on Mars plan

2016-10-25 10:13

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has given more details about his plan to colonise Mars.

SpaceX aims for Mars

2016-04-28 17:05

SpaceX aims to send a Dragon capsule to Mars as early as 2018, the first step in the company's goal of colonising the red planet.

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US space agency Nasa has made a 360-degree video of Mars, compiled by images gathered from its Curiosity Rover.

US space agency Nasa has made a 360-degree video of Mars, compiled by images gathered from its Curiosity Rover.

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Nasa pushes back Orion launch

2014-12-04 20:19

Nasa has been forced to push back the launch of the new Orion spacecraft due to wind and faulty rocket valves.

Nasa postpones Mars flying saucer

2014-06-11 21:13

Nasa has postponed testing of a Mars 'flying saucer' parachute high in Earth's atmosphere.

No hint of methane in Mars air

2013-09-19 23:22

Nasa rover finds no hint of methane in Mars air but more experiments are planned during the road trip.

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