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

Kim Stanley Robinson Wanted To Go Hiking On Mars, So He Wrote Red Mars

Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy is one of the most important books about terraforming (and interplanetary colonization) of the past 20 years. And Robinson spent 10 years working on it, learning a lot about the subject as he went. But it all started becuase he fantasized about going backpacking on Mars. » 1/08/15 4:30pm 1/08/15 4:30pm

New Images Show a “Living” Mars

Over the years, scientists have found evidence revealing that an ocean may have covered parts of the Red Planet billions of years ago. Others suggest that a future terraformed Mars could be lush with oceans and vegetation. In either scenario, what would Mars look like as a planet alive with water and life? By… » 1/03/13 8:00am 1/03/13 8:00am

How a Simple Glass Case Terraformed the Entire World

If you walk by even the simplest garden, you'll see plants that were transported there from other continents. If you walk by a field or an orchard, you'll definitely see foreign plants brought close to help people survive or just enjoy themselves. It seems simple now, but the ability to do this easily changed nearly… » 9/14/12 1:01pm 9/14/12 1:01pm