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What it’s like to pretend to live on Mars for 8 months

NASA is studying how humans handle long-term isolation to be better prepared for possible future missions to Mars. Here's what it's like.
A cross-section of a thick sheet of underground ice is exposed at the steep slope that appears bright blue in this enhanced-color view of Mars from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in this image released on January 11, 2018.

Scientists found accessible ice sheets on Mars, and it could be a ‘game-changer’ for colonizing the planet

Using images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists found eight sites where the ice is exposed — meaning there could be accessible drinking water.
The last photo of "Starman" in Elon Musk's red Tesla Roadster as it flies toward Mars orbit. Earth is the bright crescent seen in the background.

Elon Musk explains why he launched a car toward Mars — and the reasons are much bigger than his ego

SpaceX's founder, Elon Musk, said he launched his Tesla Roadster toward Mars because "life cannot just be about solving one sad problem after another."