Tag: Mars

DARPA Wants To Create New Forms Of Life To Terraform Mars

Many scientists believe that space colonization will ultimately be the solution to a dying Earth; most recently, Stephen Hawking claimed that humanity would need to start colonizing other planets within the next 1,000 years. Mars is arguably the most prominent candidate for colonization, as it is known to […]

Massive clouds erupted 260km into Martian atmosphere – and no one knows why

http://phys.org/news/2015-02-massive-clouds-erupted-260km-martian.html Enormous cloud-like plumes reaching 260km above the surface of Mars have left scientists baffled. This is way beyond Mars’s normal weather, reaching into the exosphere where the atmosphere merges with interplanetary space. None of the conventional explanations for such clouds make sense – neither water or carbon […]