NASA’s Curiosity rover has found salt-rich sediments indicating that Gale Crater, which it has been exploring on Mars for seven years, once had briny lakes that formed as ancient climate change caused it to go through recurrent arid cycles.
What do you imagine the first settlers on Mars will look like? Maybe they'll be the best and brightest our world has to offer: People from countries around the world with multiple degrees and decades of training in astrophysics.
An innovative project called Astroland, located in Arredondo, Cantabria, recreates the experience of a human mission to Mars, as shown by footage recorded in the control center located in the outskirts of Santander.
If there’s one thing you can say about Elon Musk it’s that he’s never lacked ambition. He’s founded a number of successful companies, and with SpaceX he’s pushed science forward by lowering the cost of entry for satellite launches and opened up new possibilities for researchers.
NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected its largest belch of methane on Mars so far, fueling speculation that the robot may have trundled through a cloud of waste gas released by microbial Martians buried deep under the surface.