Should We Go to Mars? Carl Sagan Had Thoughts
It'd be "a step more significant than the colonization of land by our amphibian ancestors some 500 million years ago." But Sagan had reservations.
Why Hasn’t NASA Sent Anyone to Mars?
The Perseverance mission to Mars represents a considerable step forward for the space program. But are rovers as good as it gets?
The Meaning of Methane on Mars
Curiosity rover's recent report of methane on Mars isn't the first time the gas has been indicated. Does it necessarily mean that Mars harbors life?
Why Getting to Mars is Not So Easy
There is a reason Mars has a reputation as a graveyard for spacecraft.
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.
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.