Zooming in on Schiaparelli components on Mars

Why Getting to Mars is Not So Easy

There is a reason Mars has a reputation as a graveyard for spacecraft.
Bacteria

Protecting Mars From Earthly Contaminates

Now that water has been discovered on Mars, the next step is to ensure we don't contaminate the planet with Earthly microbes and bacteria.
Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Caption: Alfred McEwen

The Canals of Mars

We now know there's liquid water on Mars, according to NASA. But at the turn of the 20th century, we believed something else: that Mars had canals.

The Extinct Civilization of Mars

Liquid water has been detected on Mars. We explore the history of the search, and the astronomer, Percival Lowell, who shook the public imagination.

So You Want to Move to Mars?

A Dutch non-profit plans to send voyagers on a one-way trip to Mars

Is There Life on Mars?

Is there life on Mars? Probably not, but it's likely that there used to be.

Housework, Gender Roles, and Sex: It’s Complicated

Scholars examine gender roles, sex, and egalitarianism within marriage.