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Space-age tires on Mars could mean no flat tires on earth someday

Space-age tires on Mars could mean no flat tires on earth someday

Eric Frederiksen

You think your commute’s rough? I don’t want to minimize your experience, but our space rovers have it much harder. It turns out that places like the Moon and Mars can tear up even our best hardware over time, as evidenced by this selfie capped by the Curiosity rover back in 2013 – just a year after it landed. But our scientists take this stuff and learn from it, and are already at work...

NASA unveils detailed plan for sending humans to Mars permanently

NASA unveils detailed plan for sending humans to Mars permanently

Brandon Russell

NASA this week released a detailed plan explaining how it intends on sending humans to Mars. And the plan isn’t just to visit the planet and come home. Rather, NASA’s ultimate goal is to send a group of intrepid explorers to the Martian surface with the ultimate goal of being “Earth independent.” NASA wouldn’t go so far as to say we’ll successfully colonize Mars, though the agency seems...

Incredible image of Mars proves the planet isn't just a sea of red

Incredible image of Mars proves the planet isn't just a sea of red

Brandon Russell

When you think of Mars, you think of a scorched desert landscape. It’s nicknamed the Red Planet for a reason. So excuse me for doing a double take when NASA released the first image you see in the gallery above. You wouldn’t guess it’s a picture of Mars, but I assure you it is. Unfortunately, it’s not what you think it is. Snapped by NASA’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (...