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An illustration of Mars against the blackness of space.

Mars will come closer to Earth in the coming weeks than it has been in 15 years — here’s how to see it

Mars will be at its closest point to Earth since 2003 throughout July, as our planet passes between Mars and the Sun. That'll make for some prime nighttime viewing.
Former astronaut Chris Hadfield in 2014.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield says the rockets from NASA, SpaceX, and Blue Origin won’t take people to Mars

Chris Hadfield, a former astronaut, says the future rockets and spaceships of NASA, SpaceX, and Blue Origin would be too risky to get people to and from Mars. He thinks we need some possibly "outlandish" solutions for space travel to make round-trip travel to the red planet practical.

The company behind some of the most popular candies in the world is quietly taking over the pet-care industry

As Mars enters its next 100 years, it's looking for new ways to grow its business, and that means not only adding new products, but introducing new services as well.

The chairman of the $35 billion chocolate giant Mars shares a simple piece of advice that can make you a better leader

Mars chairman Stephen Badger, the great-grandson of founder Franklin Mars, said there's a simple thing you can do to become a better leader.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover seen on lower Mount Sharp in a self-portrait taken Aug. 5, 2015 and released Aug. 19, 2015.

NASA is announcing a big new discovery about Mars today — here’s how to watch it live

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover has discovered something new and exciting about the red planet. The space agency is announcing the findings to the world on Thursday. Here's how to watch live.
Mars in 2001 as it typically appeared (left) and how the red planet looked after a global dust storm appeared (right).

A dust storm large enough to cover North America and Russia is engulfing Mars — and NASA images reveal how bleak the situation is

A global dust storm has engulfed Mars, and NASA says it's "one of the most intense ever observed." The dust storm's total area is big enough to cover North American and Russia. From the perspective of NASA's long-lived Opportunity rover on Mars, the sky is nearly black in the middle of the day.
A composite image showing the moment of ignition on the Atlas 5 rocket carrying InSight to Mars, and a NASA-generated visualisation of the rocket in flight.

NASA has launched a new probe to Mars — here are all the dramatic pictures of the rocket blasting into space

The InSight probe took off from Vanderberg Air Force Base in California at 4:05 a.m. on Saturday on the first step of its mission to explore below the surface of Mars. It is expected to arrive in around six months.
Mars is one of the most-visited planets in the solar system.

NASA’s $850-million mission to Mars is about to launch — here are 13 incredible facts you probably didn’t know about the red planet

NASA is about to launch InSight: a new, $850-million robotic lander that will probe for "Mars quakes" and other mysteries of the red planet. Ahead of the mission's launch in May and landing in November, here are some of the most surprising facts about Mars and our exploration of that world.
In January 2018, workers extended the solar arrays that will power the InSight spacecraft once it lands on Mars this November.

NASA is about to launch a new solar-powered lander to Mars — here’s what the InSight will do on the red planet

NASA's Mars InSight Lander is set to blast off on May 5, 2018. It'll check out what's been happening for the past 4.5 billion years on the red planet, investigate Mars quakes, and check the planet's temperature.
A depiction of how the Marsbee swarm would work.

NASA wants to send flying swarms of robot ‘bees’ to explore Mars

NASA commissioned a team of scientists to develop bio-inspired robot 'bees' to explore Mars.