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Mars' atmosphere was likely 'blown away' by the sun

New findings from NASA show that violent solar storms likely launched Martian gases out into space years ago in a process still in motion today.

By 6 November 2015


Move over, Saturn, Mars might get its very own rings

Sure, Saturn has the most bling thanks to its rings. But an upcoming cosmic event could soon bring it some competition from the Red Planet.

By 25 November 2015


NASA sets the challenge: Get this android Valkyrie ready for Mars

MIT and Northeastern teams will compete to make NASA's 6-foot-tall humanoid robot, also called R5, more useful for space exploration.

By 19 November 2015


Curiosity rover will be first to visit Mars sand dunes

The Mars Curiosity rover is gearing up to boogie on the beach as NASA sends it on a new mission to study the Red Planet's fascinating sand dunes.

By 18 November 2015


UFO fanatics spot ancient god on Mars

Imaginative humans once again see signs of otherworldly activity on Mars. This time it's in the form of a face-like rock that sports an impressive beard.

By 17 November 2015


Mars moon Phobos is doomed to fall apart from stress

Phobos is very close to its planet Mars, but the intimacy of that relationship also means destruction for the moon, NASA says this week.

By 12 November 2015


Crave Ep. 225: Looking for answers to Mars mysteries in the wind

NASA quotes Bob Dylan to help explain what happened to Mars' atmosphere: "The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind."

By 6 November 2015


Looking for answers to Mars mysteries in the wind, Ep. 225

This week on Crave, we take a flight aboard an obstacle-dodging drone, fly our jetpacks alongside a superjumbo jet and find out exactly what destroyed Mars' atmosphere (look to Bob Dylan for hints). It's the Crave show!

By 6 November 2015


Leaf on Mars: Can NASA grow a garden on the Red Planet?

What will it take to grow plants on Mars? We already have the technology -- and "The Martian" wasn't far off the mark.

By 26 October 2015


Elon Musk and SpaceX are really all about getting to Mars, says investor

While the company and its CEO pay lip service to reaching the Red Planet, how high a priority can it be, really? Pretty high, according to what CNET contributor Eric Mack heard from one investor.

By 20 October 2015