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A material way to make Mars habitable

People have long dreamed of re-shaping the Martian climate to make it livable for humans. Carl Sagan was the first outside of the realm...

Ice-squeezed aquifers might create marsquakes

As the Mars InSight lander begins listening to the interior of Mars, some scientists are already proposing that some marsquakes could be signals of...

‘Fettuccine’ may be most obvious sign of life on Mars, researchers...

A rover scanning the surface of Mars for evidence of life might want to check for rocks that look like pasta, researchers report in...

On Mars, sands shift to a different drum

Wind has shaped the face of Mars for millennia, but its exact role in piling up sand dunes, carving out rocky escarpments or filling...

NASA’s InSight detects first likely ‘quake’ on Mars

NASA's Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely "marsquake." The faint seismic signal, detected by the lander's Seismic...

Scientists find likely source of methane on Mars

The mystery of methane on Mars may finally be solved as scientists Monday confirmed the presence of the life-indicating gas on the Red Planet...

Naturally occurring ‘batteries’ fueled organic carbon synthesis on Mars

Mars' organic carbon may have originated from a series of electrochemical reactions between briny liquids and volcanic minerals, according to new analyses of three...

Mars valleys traced back to precipitation

The surface of Mars bears imprints of structures that resemble fluvial steam networks on Earth. Scientists therefore assume that there must have been once...

Meteorite ‘Black Beauty’ expands window for when life might have existed...

The early surface of Mars consisting of a liquid magma ocean crystallized extremely rapidly, just 20 million year after the formation of the solar...

Learning about the Himalayas using Mars technology

The Himalayan Range includes some of the youngest and most spectacular mountains on Earth, but the rugged landscape that lends it the striking beauty...

Minerology on Mars points to a cold and icy ancient climate

The climate throughout Mars' early history has long been debated -- was the Red Planet warm and wet, or cold and icy? New research...

Yellowstone ‘extremely relevant’ to origin of life

Montana State University scientists have found a new lineage of microbes living in Yellowstone National Park's thermal features that sheds light on the origin...

A Yellowstone guide to life on Mars

A University of Cincinnati geology student is helping NASA determine whether life existed on other planets. Doctoral candidate Andrew Gangidine is working with UC geology...

Life in world’s driest desert seen as sign of potential life...

For the first time, researchers have seen life rebounding in the world's driest desert, demonstrating that it could also be lurking in the soils...

Did surface life evolve on Mars? scientist makes key discoveries in...

The planet Mars has long drawn interest from scientists and non-scientists as a possible place to search for evidence of life beyond Earth because...

Arsenic and permafrost microbes help hunt for life on Mars

Studying environments that are similar to Mars, and their microbial ecosystems, could help prepare biologists to identify traces of life in outer space. In some...

Steep slopes on Mars reveal structure of buried ice on Red...

Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have found eight sites where thick deposits of ice beneath Mars' surface are exposed in faces of...

Ice shapes the landslide landscape on Mars

How good is your Martian geography? Does Valles Marineris ring a bell? This area is known for having landslides that are among the largest...

Water On Mars? : Previous evidence of water on Mars now...

Dark features previously proposed as evidence for significant liquid water flowing on Mars have now been identified as granular flows, where sand and dust...

Microbes Leave “Fingerprints” on Martian Rocks

At the Department of Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Vienna, Tetyana Milojevic and her team have been operating a miniaturized "Mars farm" in...

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