Mars-bound penny will keep things in perspective for Rover
February 9, 2012, 10:36 a.m. by Robert Z. Pearlman, collectSPACE.com
The penny is intended to act as a scaling tool for any pictures that the Curiosity rover takes on the Red Planet.
Astronauts needed for mock Mars mission in Hawaii
February 6, 2012, 1:50 p.m. by Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com
Fake Mars mission will test how volunteers feel about the types of food on the menu for astronauts during long-duration space trips.
Long drought on Mars makes it too dry for life
February 6, 2012, 11:53 a.m. by SPACE.com
Future mission to Mars plan to dig a little deeper on the Martian surface to see if life is hiding underground.
NASA's Mars rover encounters radiation from huge solar storm
January 30, 2012, 4:27 p.m. by SPACE.com
The lucky timing also allowed the detector to measure how much radiation astronauts might be subjected to during a journey to Mars.
How the Mars probe fell to Earth: Infographic
January 26, 2012, 3:02 p.m.
Russia launched an ambitious Mars moon probe, the Phobos-Grunt mission, on a mission to collect the first samples of the Martian moon Phobos, but the spacecraft was soon marooned in Earth orbit.
Mars rover Opportunity going strong after 8 years
January 25, 2012, 12:55 p.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
Despite its original mission parameters to only spend 90 days exploring the Red Planet, the rover continues to gather valuable information about Mars.
Conspiracy theories abound after crash of Russian probe
January 22, 2012, 8:22 a.m. by Denise Chow, SPACE.com
The probe's failure to reach its destination and the lack of impact data when it crashed back to Earth have put conspiracy buffs on alert.
Russia's Phobos-Grunt Mars probe crashes into Pacific Ocean
January 15, 2012, 1:49 p.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
The $165 million probe launched Nov. 8, 2011 on a mission to collect soil samples from the Martian moon Phobos but the spacecraft never made it that far.
Phobos-Grunt may crash into Indian Ocean, Russians say
January 11, 2012, 8:18 p.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
The failed Mars probe is expected to make its splash landing on Jan. 15.
Skywatcher snaps amazing video of falling Mars probe
January 6, 2012, 4:44 p.m. by Space.com Inc.
Video shows that Phobos-Grunt's solar panels were facing away from the sun, which no doubt played a part in the failed attempts to communicate with the probe.
Mars rover finds good place to hibernate for winter
January 6, 2012, 12:52 p.m. by SPACE.com
The rover has a particularly heavy layer of Martian dust covering its solar panels, so NASA has maneuvered it to receive the optimal amount of sunlight.
Phobos-Grunt Mars probe falling to Earth
January 5, 2012, 8:12 a.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
The failed Russian spacecraft is expected to crash back to Earth around Jan. 15.
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