Mars is on its way closer to Earth — and you can see it for yourself | CBC News

If you’ve taken a look at the southeastern sky after midnight recently, you may have noticed what appears to be a red star rising in the east. But that’s no star. It’s Mars — and it is about to get closer to Earth than it has been in a very long time. Continue reading

Engineering, psychology and ‘lots of poo’: How NASA is tackling Mars mission’s mind-bending to-do list | CBC News

To make a crewed Mars mission possible, there are incredibly complex problems that need to be solved. Here are some of the things at the top of NASA’s to-do list, and how engineers and psychologists are figuring them out. Continue reading

The First Step in Terraforming Mars

It’s going to be a lot easier to colonize Mars if we can terraform it first. The first step would be to give Mars a thicker atmosphere, which means it will need a magnetic field, or magnetosphere, to protect it. Here’s how we would do that. Continue reading

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