Tagged: Mars

What Happened to Mars? A Planetary Mystery

Mars was once on track to become a thriving Earth-like planet, yet today it is an apparently lifeless wasteland. A NASA spacecraft named MAVEN will soon journey to Mars to find out what went wrong on the Red Planet.

The 2 Secrets to Sending People to Mars

Hank revisits his passion for exploring the Red Planet, breaking down the two biggest challenges of sending humans to Mars: radiation and propulsion. He explains the science behind the obstacles future Mars-bound astronauts will face, as well as they technology they’ll have to use to surmount them. Onward!

3 awesome discoveries made by Curiosity

Happy birthday, Curiosity! Michael Aranda and SciShow News celebrate the first anniversary of the Mars Science Laboratory landing on Mars with 3 awesome discoveries that the universe’s coolest rover has made so far. Hints: they involve air, radiation and, yes, water!

Collision course? A comet heads for Mars

A comet is heading for Mars, and there is a chance that it might hit the Red Planet in October 2014. An impact wouldn’t necessarily mean the end of NASA’s Mars program. But it would transform the program along with Mars itself.