We take a look at the answer to this intriguing question
Why do some planets appear to move backwards through the sky?
You might not be aware, but planets can gradually change direction in the sky. We find out why
How SpaceX’s Starship will help establish a Mars base
SpaceX’s Mars plans focus on interplanetary transportation, not building human habitats
Methane on Mars isn’t being released by wind erosion
But the origins of the gas remain unclear
This impact crater was likely “ground zero” for an ancient mega-tsunami on Mars
Lomonosov Crater may be ground zero
Bringing pieces of Mars to Earth in 2031: How NASA and Europe plan to do it
The Red Planet bits will be here by 2031, if all goes according to plan
Make Mars habitable again
Terraforming Mars is an idea that scientists have been actively researching, and maybe silica aerogel could be the answer
Why are all the planets different colours if they formed at the same time?
We take a look at why the members of the Solar System vary in colour
On which planet would I weigh the least?
Out of the eight planets, from Mercury to Neptune, on which of these would you weigh the least?
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter celebrates a tremendous milestone
The Mars orbiter has recently hit 60,000 orbits around the Red Planet, a feat that took over 13 years to complete
Can you drink water from other planets?
We take a look at whether a glass of alien water is safe for us to drink
NASA’s Opportunity rover finally meets its end
After turning a 90 sol mission into a 15 years adventure, NASA have finally said goodbye to the rover they last contact with in June 2018
Could there have been recent volcanism under the surface of Mars?
Scientists are looking to explain where the underground source of heat on Mars is coming from, which creates liquid water are its polar ice cap
How did Mars get its polar ice caps?
It’s a fairly dry and dusty world, so how did Mars get its frosty poles?
Heroes of Space: Clyde Tombaugh
The amateur astronomer who discovered Pluto and visited the dwarf planet after his death
The Martian garden of InSight
Engineers have already tested InSight’s instruments on Earth using a full scale model called ForeSight
InSight listens to the winds of Mars
NASA’s InSight lander has recently arrived at Mars and has detected the rumbles caused by Martian wind
Watch LIVE: NASA announces new Moon-to-Mars programme
Tune in on Thursday at 19:00 UTC/GMT (14:00 EST) on 29 November as NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine reveals new plans for manned space exploration
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Watch LIVE: NASA’s InSight lands on the surface of Mars
Don’t miss a moment of the action as the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport lander touches down on the Red Planet at approximately 8pm GMT/3pm ET