The moon has one-sixth the gravity of Earth, which makes it an attractive alternative base.
Microbial life was inhabiting the land up to 580 million years earlier than previously thought, and originated in an ancient hot spring.
"Artemis," a thriller set in the near future in the first city on the moon, is due out in November. Movie rights have reportedly been acquired.
Scientists have turned Martian soil simulant into a material stronger than steel-reinforced concrete through compression alone.
It seems inevitable that humans are going to Mars, but unless they figure out the radiation problem, all that preparation will be moot.
NASA's previous space exploration plan under the Obama administration called for using a chunk of asteroid to test missions to deep space. The Trump administration killed the project.
The Planetary Society and its famous CEO urge Trump to set his sights on Mars, increase NASA's budget, support the commercial space industry and more.
The space agency is considering an artificial magnetic field around the planet to defend against harmful radiation from the sun.
Musk says he'll use his role to push his goal of making humanity a multi-planet civilization.
Howard's new National Geographic series combines documentary footage with a scripted drama following the first manned mission to Mars in 2033.
Ex-NASA chief technologist Mason Peck says SpaceX is beating NASA in the race to colonize Mars.
The Schiaparelli robot probe follows the "heroic failure" of the Beagle 2 in 2003.
The Shiaparelli lander will test technologies for Europe's planned first Mars rover.
The SpaceX founder estimated the tickets would cost $200,000 a person.
NASA's new poster series calls for explorers, farmers, surveyors and teachers to travel to Mars.
Elon Musk had some nutty but strangely plausible theories and ideas about the future and our own existence.
And the ice formations would be ideal locations for finding life, if it exists.