Even on 'Mars', humans waste food. And some types of food are more likely to end up in the bin than others.
If you went to Mars, you’d need to be able to survive an extremely punishing environment. This picture, taken by NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, gives you an idea.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.
I've worked with NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Project for 16 years. If you got yourself a ticket to Mars, here's how I'd advise you to prepare. And by the way, any mistake could kill you.
There is water on Mars - but it’s buried, and frozen.
Space exploration is exciting - but there are barriers for humans hoping to visit and even stay on planets. Buried ice on Mars could be a water source for interplanetary visits of the future.
Colonising other planets may be possible, but does that mean we should?
Mars image from www.shutterstock.com
Interplanetary colonisation was once the stuff of science fiction but now there are plans to colonise Mars. How have film-makers and writers dealt with our rapacious Anthropocene age?
Hospitable? Valles Marineris on Mars.
Kevin Gill from Nashua, NH, United States
A true plan for the colonisation of Mars should include both the social and technical feasibility of living there. Unfortunately, Musk left that bit out.
I really hope this is the right flag.
Radiation in space could lead to cognitive decline.
H G Wells’s Martians.
Literature has long imagined other worlds but now space travel and planetary colonisation look to become scientific fact.
Mars in her eyes: Hannah Earnshaw - student, scientist, adventurer.
I have always been in awe of the night sky, trying to comprehend the vastness of space and the countless wonders it contains. But I have always felt a certain dissatisfaction with only being able to see…
Not yet, but soon … we’re getting closer to sending people to Mars.
It was an exciting year in space exploration, with mind-blowing triumphs and heart-breaking failures. On Earth, new rockets and spacecraft were tested by space agencies and commercial ventures. SpaceX…
There’ll be a human colony on the red planet by 2023 if Mars One has its way.
Private space venture company Mars One announced earlier this month that it intends to send people on a one-way colonisation mission to Mars in 2023, largely funded by sales of the mission’s media rights…