NASA Rover Finally Bites The Dust On Mars After 15 YearsIn the end, Opportunity outlived its twin by eight years and set endurance and distance records that could stand for decades.
Mars Lander Sets Quake Monitor On Planet's Red SurfaceInSight's robotic arm removed the seismometer from the spacecraft deck and set it on the ground Wednesday to monitor Mars quakes.
What's Next For NASA's Mars InSight Lander?The first science data isn't expected until March, but InSight will be sharing snapshots of Mars along the way.
Mars Spacecraft Set To Land On MondayThe 800 pound InSight spacecraft is finally going to reach the red planet to closely study the deep interior of Mars.
All Eyes On MarsThe planet Mars has not been this close to the planet Earth in more than a decade. Eager eyes are aimed at the heavens.
Study: Salt Water Lake Appears To Be Buried Deep In MarsWater is essential to life as we know it, and scientists have long sought to prove that the liquid is present on Mars.
NASA Shares Photo Of Blue Sand Dune On MarsNASA has shared photos taken by its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter that show turquoise-colored sand dunes on the surface of Mars.
NASA Sending Helicopter To Mars, Aiming For An Aviation FirstThe hope is that aircraft like this one -- flying mechanical scouts -- will eventually give scientists another vantage point from which to observe Mars.
NASA Plans To Put Robot Bees On MarsThe space agency says it is working on creating a swarm of robot bees that will fly around the surface of Mars.
Chicago Temperatures Colder Than On MarsHow cold is it in Chicago? Colder Monday morning than some of the coldest places on earth and in the solar system.
A New Confectionery Coming To Chicago As Mars And Wrigley CombineMars, Inc. announced Wednesday a plan to combine its chocolate and Wrigley segments to create a Mars Wrigley Confectionery in Chicago.
SpaceX Chief Elon Musk Predicts People On Mars In 9 YearsSpaceX CEO Elon Musk says if things go according to plan people will be on Mars just nine years from now.
Trick-Or-Treaters At NW Side Mars Factory Get Their Fill Of Free CandyIt's the ultimate Halloween treat, a bag full of Mars candy, free. It was handed out directly from the Northwest Side's factory, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
NASA Says They’ve Discovered Evidence Of Water On MarsNASA researchers make a game changing discovery on Mars. Everything we thought we knew about the red planet is turned upside down.
Purdue Grad Student Hoping For One-Way Ticket To MarsA couple hundred thousand people applied for the Netherlands-based Mars One project, and now there are only about 660. By Monday, there will only be about 200 still in the running for the plan to establish a permanent human colony on Mars by 2025.