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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 November 11, 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 November 24, 2015


Glowing ultraviolet aurora spotted on Mars

NASA's orbiting Mars probe has spotted two surprises in the Red Planet's atmosphere: an unexplained dust cloud and a deep ultraviolet aurora.

By March 18, 2015


Mars looks like melted hot fudge sundae in newly released image

The Martian surface displays colors other than just red in this beautiful image just released by the European Space Agency.

By February 9, 2015


Teen shot gamer dead over PS4, say police

A man advertised his PS4 for sale on Craigslist. Police say he met the potential buyers in a parking lot and when they tried to steal the device, one of them, a 16-year-old girl, opened fire.

By September 17, 2014


Curiosity captures footage of a Martian moon eclipse

For the first time for any Mars surface expedition, the Curiosity rover captures images of two Martian moons eclipsing each other.

By August 18, 2013


Robotic space 'hedgehogs' under development

The next generation of space exploration rovers may look more like spiky little animals than oversize off-road vehicles.

By January 2, 2013


Curiosity snaps photo of partial solar eclipse -- from Mars

Using a filter on its camera, the Mars rover creates a pinhole-like image of the Red Planet's moon Phobos transiting the sun.

By September 17, 2012


Curiosity Mars rover poised for first 'hands-on' geology

The Curiosity Mars rover, slowly creeping across the floor of Gale Crater, is ready to attempt its first hands-on "contact science," studying a pyramid-shaped rock known as "Jake."

By September 19, 2012


Ambitious Mars Science Lab rover set for Saturday launch

After a break for Thanksgiving, NASA plans to launch a $2.5 billion nuclear-powered rover to Mars for a long-awaited mission to look for evidence of carbon compounds and past or present habitability.

By November 24, 2011