What a hypnotizing look at the red planet. We get to see the view that ESA’s Mars Express see as it explores Mars, specifically a stunning look from orbit. I just love seeing it spin and twirl and then zoom in and then repeat the beautiful process all over again. I can see this in my dreams.
Elon Musk has been labeled as somewhat of a real-life Tony Stark. He's founded future-facing companies like Tesla Motors and SpaceX, and seems genuinely dedicated to help humanity with advanced technology. Now, he's set his eyes on Mars, and he's thinking big.
Destiny is going to take you to Mars. And, just like on the Moon, it looks like you'll be fighting new enemies there, too.
If you think Valve Time is bad now, wait until their engineers are on another planet.
As if Mars wasn't a hostile enough environment already, now it's come to light that computer glitch-causing radioactive energy might be flying around. That's one theory as to why NASA was forced to put the Curiosity Rover into safe mode this week, at least.
There's a new Angry Birds Space update out, with a rather curious cameo.
Some people have cool jobs. And then there's Scott Maxwell, who has one of the best gigs on two planets. He's one of the people who drives the Curiosity Rover on Mars. How do you get that job? What's it like? And how does it compare to all the sci-fi and video game fantasies we've all had about this kind of thing?
Because landing on Mars is the hottest thing this year, Lunar Flight - the terrifyingly realistic space landing simulator - is being updated to include a map of the Martian surface, meaning you can recreate the sensation of touching down on an alien world over and over and over again to your heart's content.
And for really cheap, too! In celebration of Curiosity's landing on Mars, Tiger Style's super cool iOS game Waking Mars is on sale for $1.99 on the App Store. It's worth it.
Well, the little rover that could has gone and done it. Having survived an epic voyage and a convoluted, dangerous descent, NASA's Curiosity Rover has successfully landed on the surface of Mars, and is already transmitting images back to Earth. Nice job, little guy. And nice job all the men and women who designed and…
The game that lets you try your own hand at landing the next Mars rover may not be as cool as advertised, but the real event probably will be. And the real event is coming up this weekend, with Curiosity scheduled to land on the Martian surface late Sunday night (or early Monday morning, depending on your time zone).
Revise Red Faction. Update Doom. Go back to the drawing board with that Total Recall remake (actually, please just stop making that). NASA announced today that they may have possible evidence of flowing water on Mars.
Zen Studios is launching a new table into their Xbox 360 pinball platform on April 20, when Mars comes into orbit around Pinball FX2.
Following up on one of our earliest daily Kotaku science posts, the Mars500 Project is now in orbit, with three crew members preparing to become the first humans to set foot on fake Mars.
There are six men currently living in cramped isolation in Moscow, enjoying and suffering 520 days of isolation as the Russian Space Federation simulates the loneliness of a manned flight to Mars. Good thing these guys have a Wii.
NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to deliver an amazingly detailed view of Mars to Microsoft Research's free Worldwide Telescope application, with images so detailed you can almost see the Google Maps camera cars roaming about the surface.
Three Russians, a Frenchman, an Italian-Columbian, and a Chinese walk into a fake spaceship, and don't walk out again for 520 days. Stop me if you've heard this one.
Depending on the orbit, it takes between four and 20 minutes for information traveling at light speed to get from Earth to Mars. So, we're not going to be playing Killzone against Martians anytime soon.