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Wadi Rum, a desert valley in Jordan, has played the part of Mars and distant planets in countless movies.

An otherworldly desert in Jordan has doubled as distant planets in movies like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘The Martian’ — after see...

Wadi Rum has played the part of Mars and distant planets in countless movies, including 'The Martian,' 'Star Wars: Rogue One,' 'Prometheus,' and 'Red Planet.' I recently visited, and it was breathtaking.

Potatoes can grow in ‘extreme’ Mars-like conditions, a new NASA-backed experiment shows

Eat your heart out, Matt Damon and Andy Weir: Extreme soil conditions on Mars may support the growth of plant-based food.

Massive dust storms could threaten plans to colonize Mars and save humanity — but scientists are getting closer to predicting them

Martian dust storms would block solar energy, bug out electronics, and possibly cause health issues among explorers.
A scene from the movie "The Martian," which is based on a fictional yet realistic outpost on planet Mars.

A former NASA scientist says ‘The Martian’ movie ‘is completely doable.’ But Elon Musk’s city on Mars is another story.

The scenario in "The Martian" sci-fi book and movie "is completely doable," according to a former NASA scientist. But building a self-sustaining city on the red planet, as Elon Musk wants to do, is a far greater challenge than a stay of a year or two.

This must-play iPhone game puts an astronaut’s fate in your hands — and it’s free this week

"Lifeline" is a must-play iPhone game that lets you text with an astronaut.

The amazing perks of being a NASA astronaut

A "wonderful thing about this job is the opportunity to go and talk to people about what we do — especially kids."

The witty author of the ‘The Martian’ told us his favorite science jokes — and they’re nerd-a-riffic

He'd have mathematicians and physicists rolling on the floor, and that's why we love 'em.

The 10 most influential sci-fi movies of all time

Expert Brian Clegg gives his top 10.