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How Does Mars Make Liquid Water? | Video

Researchers at the University of Michigan have recreated NASA Phoenix mission landing site conditions in their lab and determined that Martian salts must interact with ice to make liquid water. FULL STORY: Read more at:

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Got Telescope? Catch Pluto, Ceres, Vesta in July 2014 | Skywatching Video

Pluto reaches opposition and can be seen with a medium-sized telescope and dark skies. Dwarf planet Ceres and asteroid Vesta will be quite close to one another on the night sky. But each is a tough target. Read more at:

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NASA Saturn Probe Will End Mission in Epic ‘Grand Finale’

Starting in late 2016, Cassini will zip between Saturn and its innermost ring a total of 22 times in a mission phase now known as the “Cassini Grand Finale,” which will end when the probe intentionally dives into Saturn’s atmosphere in September 2017. Read more at:

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Mars One Wants to Send Your Experiments to the Red Planet

The nonprofit organization that has raised eyebrows with its plans to send people on a one-way mission to Mars is now accepting proposals for scientific payloads that could fly aboard an unmanned mission to the Red Planet in 2018. Read more at:

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