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Build your own NASA Curiosity rover

Reading Time: 3 minutes Put together your own remote-controlled Curiosity rover with the help of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a Raspberry Pi. Why wouldn’t you want one of these?! NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory To educate the curious about the use of rovers in space, the Pasadena-based NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) built a mini-rover, ROV-E, to tour classrooms, museums, […]

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How Can We Support A Million Lives On Mars?

Reading Time: 3 minutes HP Mars Home Planet challenges engineers, architects, designers, artists, and students to design an urban area for a million people on the red planet. Is there life on Mars? Imagine a future when one million people call the red planet home. Together with NVIDIA, HTC VIVE and other partners, HP has launched HP Mars Home […]

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Going Interstellar – Laser Propulsion Could Take Humans to Mars in Just 3-Days

Reading Time: < 1 minute [mbYTPlayer url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCDuAiA6kX0″ opacity=”.5″ quality=”medium” ratio=”auto” isinline=”false” showcontrols=”false” realfullscreen=”true” printurl=”true” autoplay=”true” mute=”true” loop=”true” addraster=”true” stopmovieonblur=”false” gaTrack=”false”] Philip Lubin, a researcher at the University of California at Santa Barbara’s Experimental Cosmology Group, has proposed an innovative propulsion method that could eventually transport humans to Mars in 3-days or less. It involves an unmanned spacecraft with a one-meter […]

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Discovers Replica of Egypt’s Great Pyramid on Mars

Reading Time: < 1 minute NASA’s Curiosity rover has discovered areplica of one of Egypt’s Great Pyramids on Mars. What you can see above ground is ‘car-sized’, but researchers say that it may be just the tip of a much larger structure buried beneath. One of them says: “It appears that the Nasa operators of Curiosity deliberately chose not to […]

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These Aren’t Blueberries, Just Breathtaking Pictures Captured by the Mars Rover Opportunity

Reading Time: < 1 minute No, you aren’t looking at pictures of blueberries scattered over rocks, but real images of the Martian landscape photographed by the Mars Rover Opportunity. The discovery of these Martian clusters a decade ago provided some of the first evidence of liquid water on the red planet.  

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Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking: Time Travel Documentation

Reading Time: < 1 minute The promise of time travel has long been one of the world’s favorite scientific “what-ifs?” Hawking explores all the possibilities, warping the very fabric of time and space as he goes. From killing your grandfather to riding a black hole, we learn the pitfalls and the prospects for a technology that could quite literally, change […]

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Mind-Blowing Video Shows How Mars Looked 4-Billion Years Ago

Reading Time: < 1 minute Mars may currently be a desolate planet, but it definitely sustained life at one point of its existence. In addition to Curiosity discovering water on the Red Planet’s surface, scientists have also found large amounts of phosphates on meteorites originating from there. These two elements – water and phosphates – are necessary for life to […]

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12 Mind-Blowing Pictures of the Red Planet Captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is a multipurpose spacecraft designed to conduct reconnaissance and Exploration of Mars from orbit. The US$720 million spacecraft was built by Lockheed Martin under the supervision of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. MRO’s telecommunications system will transfer more data back to Earth than all previous interplanetary missions combined, and MRO will […]

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Over 200,000 People Have Applied for a One Way Trip to Mars

Reading Time: 2 minutes Should the Mars One project become a reality, the team will have to narrow down the number of candidates to just 24-40 from the 200,000+ applicants. The £4,000,000,000 project was founded in 2010 by engineer Bas Lansdorp, who plans to recoup its costs by selling the broadcasting rights to the mission. The Dutch group wants to launch […]