Martian oceans may have been aided by massive volcanoes, research suggests

A song of fire and water, on Mars.

Pee, Poop, and Perspiration Will Be Useful in Traveling to Mars

Astronauts’ waste will not be wasted.

Researchers create the ‘crop hotspot’ map of Mars so we know where to settle

All work and no food would make the colonists very sad. Also very, very dead.

NASA records fascinating Martian landscape of odd rock formation and sand dunes

Mars is still full of surprises.

Re-emerging life in Earth’s driest desert sparks hopes for life on Mars

Life, as they say, finds a way.

NASA could have an orbiting moon base by 2023

It’s like an ISS, but for the Moon!

NASA is taking a Martian meteorite back home — for calibration purposes

The meteorite will be used in NASA’s ambitious Mars 2020 mission.

The Search for Alien Life: We Have Been Looking in the Wrong Places

If there are any, aliens should be less conspicuous and charismatic-looking than most people think.

New panorama shows just how amazing Curiosity’s journey has been on Mars

It’s a breathtaking view!

Tiny nuclear reactors might power the first Martian settlements

It’s the first space-bound nuclear reactor in 50 years.

Brewing beer on Mars? Students find Martian soil is suitable for growing hops

Brace yourselves for Martian craft beer!

Cliffs of pure, blue water-ice spotted just below Mars’ surface

That’s a lot of water.

What Curiosity found on Mars are probably just crystals — not fossils

This is likely not our first brush with alien life.

Atmospheric methane on Mars changes with the seasons — and we don’t really know why

We don’t want to say there’s life on Mars… but there could be life on Mars.

Not so dry after all: Mars lost much of its water to the crust

Mars might be abundant in water. The problem is its trapped in minerals inside the planet’s crust.

Martian atmosphere is not threatened by solar wind

The findings imply that we don’t really know how Mars’ water disappeared.

Boeing wants to beat SpaceX to Mars. Elon Musk: “Do it”

The two companies are in a direct competition, and we just can’t have enough of it.

MIT researchers design forest domes for Mars colonists

If we’re going on Mars, we’re going in style.

Earth worms can reproduce in Mars-like conditions, study shows

The worms could be crucial for a garden-like ecosystem if we ever want to establish a Martian colony.

That flowing briny water on Mars? It might just be sand

That’s how science works sometimes.