Welcome to the New

Five years ago on March 5th, 1999, was begun by James Burk and Dustin Green to provide the latest news and information about the planet Mars. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of, we are launching this redesigned website with lots of new information and special features.

I have written an Overview of the Redesign which describes in detail all of the new sections of the website. You may also be interested in reading about the History of

Around a thousand articles are present in the new NewsWire Database. In our efforts to eliminate all the broken links from the old system, we have not yet moved over the approximately 3,000 articles remaining. We will be working to do so over the next couple of weeks. But, as you may imagine, fixing all those links has proven to be a big job!

We also have not yet finished the “Image of the Day” feature, which we will use in partnership with What On Mars. It should be ready in a few days, and we will begin providing daily a selected image of interest.

Please explore the new site and contact us if you have any questions or comments. Also let us know if you spot any broken links or something that doesn’t appear to be working correctly.