NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has set off some fireworks on the Red Planet with the zap-zap-zap of its high-tech space laser.
Project aims to drop penetrating darts into planet surface.
SpaceX thinks humanity needs to reach Mars to survive.
Billions of years ago, Mars suffered from numerous big impacts, and the resulting backwash ultimately scarred the surface of Phobos, one of the Red Planet's two tiny moons.
The next NASA robot to touch down on the surface of Mars will soon begin taking shape.
As NASA's Mars rover Opportunity continues to explore the red planet over a decade since landing, it continues to return stunning imagery from Meridiani Planum, a plain near the Martian equator.
Billionaire Elon Musk said his private spaceflight company SpaceX has made some progress toward establishing a permanent colony on Mars — a longtime goal in the entrepreneur's push to help make humanity a multiplanet species.
Suppose an astronaut goes to Mars and picks up a scary Martian virus. Then what? Will he be doomed to a quarantined life in space, or is there a plan to handle this real-life horror movie plot? Trace explains what we'll be forced to do.
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