A budget review from the Senate Appropriations Committee is suggesting NASA consider canceling Mars Sample Return if the agency can't rein in the mission's growing costs.
Mars, the Red Planet, is the fourth planet from the sun.
Researchers in Canada's high Arctic are on a hunt for rusty rocks similar to those found on Mars. Their goal is to train researchers for future moon and Red Planet expeditions.
Gullies on Mars may have formed when the Red Planet was highly tilted on its side, triggering dramatic shifts in climate that sent water cascading down slopes to carve out ravines.
Some rivers on ancient Mars flowed for long enough stretches to create bona fide habitable environments on the Red Planet, a new study suggests.
The European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft celebrated 20 years in space by taking a nostalgic glance back at Earth and the moon.
NASA's Perseverance rover has found an intriguing menagerie of organic molecules in a Martian crater, but their source remains unclear.
The European Space Agency's director general, Josef Aschbacher, says the member states are moving ahead with a lander design contract to bring a life-seeking rover to Mars.
Look to the western skies on Monday evening (July 10) to see the Red Planet, Mars, shining steadily above the twinkling blueish star Regulus.
A shift in Mars' climate 400,000 years ago produced a change in wind direction that left its mark in the erosion of bright sand dunes.
Mars and Venus have been brilliant in the night sky for many months on end but will soon say farewell as July 2023 comes to a close.
This video from NASA shows just how much space the four CHAPEA crew members will be sharing during their year-long mission.
Space.com spoke with RAD CEO Steve Reinharz about his company's high-tech robot dogs that star in Fox's "Stars on Mars" reality series hosted by William Shatner.
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity has phoned home after 63 days of silence, and all appears to be well with the little rotorcraft.
Fall Out Boy has released an update to Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire," ticking off moments in history from 1989 to 2023. Like the original, the cover includes mention of space exploration.
Mars and Venus will be close together in the night sky on June 30, while Neptune will reverse course through the constellations in the early morning of July 1.
NASA's Perseverance rover has spied a big, donut-shaped rock on Mars. It might be a meteorite, scientists say.
Kelly Haston, Ross Brockwell, Nathan Jones and Anca Selariu are set to enter Mars Dune Alpha at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight (June 25).
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN spacecraft photographed the Red Planet in July 2022 and January 2023, showcasing its rapidly changing seasons.
The sun unleashed a mighty eruption on Tuesday (June 20) that could spark a light show on Mars. Earth will miss out on the auroras this time, however.
The crescent moon joins Mars, Venus and some of the brightest stars to kick off the summer 2024 skywatching season.