Coloradan Andrzej Stewart just got back from a year in a solar-powered dome with five other crew members to simulate what it would be like to live on Mars.
- NASA used aircraft-mounted sensors to track methane pollution from more than 250 sources-- mostly gas wells, storage tanks, processing facilities and pipelines.Read more
- The spacecraft is expected to reach the asteroid in 2018, and return to Earth five years later.Read more
As NASA envisions a permanent settlement on Mars, the “Ice House” wins a design award for 3-D printed Martian shelters.
- The money will go to the Boulder university's Fiske Planetarium, where staff and students will produce two- to four-minute videos.Read more
There may be water flowing on Mars, NASA says. But according to scientist Jennifer Hanley, it's not worth taking a drink.
- Ellen Stofan's colleagues on a panel agreed with that assessment. But Stofan was quick to point out: "We are not talking about little green men. We are talking about little microbes."Read More
The image is the result of light bending through a camera lens in the Hubble Telescope, NASA says. Party poopers.