A Webcomic About A Disgruntled Mars Researcher You Need To Start Reading

Der-shing Helmer, creator of The Meek, is back with a new webcomic, and it’s set on Mars. In Mare Internum, an entomologist arrives at an isolated Mars research station just as another researcher has been fired. But before he departs, these two scientists will learn a great deal about each other’s troubles.
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Geologist Races To Learn Mars' Secrets Before The Planet Is Terraformed

In the short film Red Witch, an aging geologist hopes to learn Mars’ history before terraforming alters the planet’s landscape forever. But she finds that the people she’s working with aren’t interested in hearing Mars’ story — they just want to prepare the planet for colonization. » 5/07/15 11:40am 5/07/15 11:40am

This Elevation Map Of Mars Makes The Red Planet Much More Colorful

In this brand new map of the Ares Vallis region of Mars, released by the German space agency DLR, you can see the true differences in height between the high and low parts of our neighboring planet. The highest parts, expressed in red, are about 4000 meters (2.4 miles) above the lowest parts, in blue. » 4/14/15 6:30pm 4/14/15 6:30pm

Opportunity Rover Has A Film Noir Moment In This Shadowy Shot From Mars

This shot shows the Opportunity rover in shadow on Mars, facing Endurance Crater. It was taken in 2004, the year Opportunity began exploring; since then, it's completed the equivalent of a marathon across Martian terrain, discovering evidence of ancient water, and snapping memorable images galore. » 3/29/15 11:00am 3/29/15 11:00am

Man Plus Has The Kookiest And Therefore Greatest Plan To Colonize Mars

Between Mars One sounding fishy and Curiosity finding nitrogen, Mars is back in the news (if it ever really left). There's still an interest in colonizing "The Angry Red Planet," but that's still a long way off from happening. I can only presume that's because the folks at NASA and the other space exploration… » 3/28/15 11:15am 3/28/15 11:15am

Mars One Is Broke, Disorganized, and Sketchy as Hell

Remember Mars One? The mega-hyped, one way ticket to go start a colony on Mars assuming it could get a ship and funding and capable colonists and training facilities and the major technological advances necessary to make it all happen? Surprise! According to one finalist, the whole thing is pretty much a scam. » 3/17/15 2:20pm 3/17/15 2:20pm