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Digging deeper into Mars

Water is the key to life on Earth. Scientists continue to unravel the mystery of life on Mars by investigating evidence of water in...

Sand Ripples on Mars are a type not seen on Earth

Some of the wind-sculpted sand ripples on Mars are a type not seen on Earth, and their relationship to the thin Martian atmosphere today...

ChemCam findings hint at oxygen-rich past on Mars

The discovery of manganese oxides in Martian rocks might tell us that the Red Planet was once more Earth-like than previously believed. A new...

Is there life on Mars?

A year and a half on the outer wall of the International Space Station ISS in altitude of 400 kilometers is a real challenge....

Remarkably diverse flora in Utah, USA, trains scientists for future missions...

Future Martian explorers might not need to leave the Earth to prepare themselves for life on the Red Planet. The Mars Society have built...

Evidence of ice age at Martian north pole

Using radar data collected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a Southwest Research Institute-led team found evidence of an ice age recorded in the polar...

Giant tsunamis washed over ancient Mars

Some 3.4 billion years ago, giant meteoroids slammed into a frigid ocean covering Mars's northern hemisphere. The impacts kicked up enormous waves that raced...

Ancient tsunami evidence on Mars reveals life potential

The geologic shape of what were once shorelines through Mars' northern plains convinces scientists that two large meteorites -- hitting the planet millions of...

Mars surface revealed in unprecedented detail

The surface of Mars -- including the location of Beagle-2 -- has been shown in unprecedented detail by UCL scientists using a revolutionary image...

Microbes make tubular microtunnels on Earth and perhaps on Mars

Tubular microtunnels believed to be the trace fossils formed by microbes inhabiting volcanic rock interiors have only been reported in oceanic and subglacial settings....

Early Mars bombardment likely enhanced life-supporting habitat

The bombardment of Mars some 4 billion years ago by comets and asteroids as large as West Virginia likely enhanced climate conditions enough to...

Mile-high Mars mounds built by wind and climate change

New research has found that wind carved massive mounds of more than a mile high on Mars over billions of years. Their location helps...

New gravity map gives best view yet inside Mars

A new map of Mars' gravity made with three NASA spacecraft is the most detailed to date, providing a revealing glimpse into the hidden...

Study finds evidence for more recent clay formation on Mars

Recent orbital and rover missions to Mars have turned up ample evidence of clays and other hydrated minerals formed when rocks are altered by...

NASA Study Mineral Veins on Mars

Scientists now have a better understanding about a site with the most chemically diverse mineral veins NASA's Curiosity rover has examined on Mars, thanks...

Interview: Exploring Mars In the High Desert of Utah

It’s an unusual job, but someone’s gotta do it. Cassandra Klos is the latest Mars Desert Research Station artist-in-residence. Klos’ project ‘Mars On Earth’ documents...

Martian valleys could have been carved by surprisingly little water

New calculations suggest that vast valley networks that spider across the southern highlands of Mars may have been carved by a surprisingly small volume...

New studies: Pebbles on Mars likely traveled tens of miles down...

While new evidence suggests that Mars may harbor a tiny amount of liquid water, it exists today as a largely cold and arid planet....

Wet paleoclimate of Mars revealed by ancient lakes at Gale Crater

We have heard the Mars exploration mantra for more than a decade: follow the water. In a new paper published October 9, 2015, in...

Scientists refine hunt for Mars life by analyzing rock samples in...

The search for life beyond Earth is one of the grandest endeavors in the history of humankind -- a quest that could transform our...

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