Paradigm shifting research has found that water on Mars is escaping much faster than existing models and observations predict, upending our current understanding of the Red Planet and casting doubt on future colonization plans.
New research into the vast hydrogen cloud around Mars has found that so-called ‘proton auroras’ are far more common than previously thought and may unlock the mystery of how Mars lost its oceans and rivers.
Celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has jokingly called on Elon Musk to pour all his resources into creating ‘warp drive’ technology. His suggestion resulted in dozens of memes being launched into internet orbit.
Roughly once a decade, Mars experiences an extremely violent, planet-wide storm that covers the entire surface with continent-sized dust towers. NASA now thinks this phenomenon may be what stripped the planet of its water.
Health problems are inevitable in space. You can develop cancer, lose muscle tone or suffer memory loss. The list is long, but the Red Planet appeal is strong. Do you have what it takes to survive a 6-month space trip to Mars?