We might have complained about a lack of hoverboards and self-lacing shoes – but a picture sent by a robot exploring another planet seems more than enough to make up for that
Mission to Mars will be conducted in three stages, and require huge new discoveries, Nasa says
A crater on Mars had water in it that stayed there for up to 10,000 years — long enough that it could have supported life.
Using sitch photography, a video has been created showing what it's like to land on Mars.
Fears that a Mars rover carrying contaminants from Earth could pollute the water streaks mean investigation may have to wait
"Liquid water has been found on Mars."
Scientists reported that Mars appears to have flowing water
- If water exists in decent amounts, it could be used to sustain future human colonies on Mars
- However, any lifeforms living on the planet it will have to cope with extremes of desiccation
The actual event will get underway at 4.30pm UK time, though details of the announcement are set to be revealed before that
Speculation has been rife ahead of Monday's announcement
Three of those speaking at Nasa’s press event are also authors on a major paper to be delivered at a conference this week
The conference begins at 4.30pm UK time, or 11.30am in Nasa's local Eastern Daylight Time
Despite Nigel Farage's prediction that the UK Independence party will cause an “earthquake” in British politics at the European Parliament elections, Britons give Ukip as much chance of winning as finding life on Mars.
Tombs: this weird restaurant in Ahmedabad, India is famous for its milk tea and the tombs between the tables. The owner, who claims to have opened the restaurant 40 years ago, says he does not know who is buried there.
Scientists say it's too early to say whether Ceres could support microbial life, but a visit from the Dawn spacecraft in early 2015 should provide answers
The vessel is being woken, hopefully, by the 'most important alarm clock in the solar system'