Pie in the sky? Mars Ice Home concept. NASA/Clouds AO/SEArch

Sorry Elon Musk, but it’s now clear that colonising Mars is unlikely – and a bad idea

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Mars’ south polar cap, as seen from Mars Global Surveyor. Buried beneath, we now know, is a lake of liquid water. NASA/JPL/MSSS

Discovered: a huge liquid water lake beneath the southern pole of Mars

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Mars NASA JPL Caltech cd f d o.

Before we colonise Mars, let’s look to our problems on Earth

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The Wdowiak Ridge on Mars as seen by NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.

Research on clay formation could have implications for how to search for life on Mars

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Anastasiya (left) and myself working on the Haughton crater rim. Mars Society, Author provided

Dear diary: the Sun never set on the Arctic Mars simulation

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The Viking landers in the 1970s were the last to look directly for life on Mars. NASA/JPL, CC BY

Worries about spreading Earth microbes shouldn’t slow search for life on Mars

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A view from the ‘Kimberley’ formation on Mars taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover. The strata in the foreground dip towards the base of Mount Sharp, indicating flow of water toward a basin that existed before the larger bulk of the mountain formed. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

The new space race: why we need a human mission to Mars

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Suited up to simulate the conditions of working outside on Mars. Jonathan Clarke (the author, left) with visiting engineer Michael Curtis-Rouse, from UK Space Agency (right). Jonathan Clarke personal collection, Author provided

Dear diary: another day in the life on Mars

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