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Fossils on Mars? If They Exist, NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover has a Shot at Finding Them

Scientists have found another reason to look forward to NASA’s next Mars rover mission. A spacecraft orbiting Mars recently spotted […]

This Lake on Mars Was Drying Up 3.5 Billion Years Ago

Mars’ Gale Crater once held a lake of liquid water. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/MSSS) Mars was a very different place as […]

This Lake on Mars Was Drying Up 3.5 Billion Years Ago

Mars’ Gale Crater once held a lake of liquid water. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/MSSS) Mars was a very different place as […]

With Bugs and Algae, One Million People Could Live in Mars Colonies

(Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems) In the science fiction novel and movie The Martian, a stranded astronaut survives more than […]

NASA Wants School Kids to Name Mars 2020 Rover

Through November 1, students can submit their ideas for naming the Red Planet rover currently known as Mars 2020. (Credit: […]

NASA Just Added a Helicopter to Its Mars 2020 Rover

The Mars 2020 rover will be equipped with a helicopter, as seen in this artist’s concept, that will fly above […]

These Might be the Spacesuits Astronauts Wear on Mars

The Astro suit designed by ILC Dover. (Credit: ILC Dover) Fifty years after Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon wearing […]

These Might be the Spacesuits Astronauts Wear on Mars

The Astro suit designed by ILC Dover. (Credit: ILC Dover) Fifty years after Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon wearing […]

Ancient Mars Tsunami Raises Questions About a Surprisingly Wet World

Elevation changes also indicate where Mars may have once had a vast northern ocean. (Credit: Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter Science […]

Ancient Mars Tsunami Raises Questions About a Surprisingly Wet World

Elevation changes also indicate where Mars may have once had a vast northern ocean. (Credit: Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter Science […]

NASA Built Rock Climbing Robots to Scale Cliffs on Mars and Beyond

LEMUR can climb walls with special gripping feet, and is only one of a suite of climbing NASA robots. (Credit: […]

Dust Storms Brew Over Mars’ North Pole

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Engineers Craft New Plan to Unstick NASA’s Mars InSight Lander

Engineers hope the real InSight on Mars can use its robotic arm to help the mole start digging again, a […]

Curiosity Finds Mars Clay That Points Toward Watery Past

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Reading Mars’ Deep Climate History in the Layers of its Ice Cap

Radar reveals that Mars is hiding past ice caps under the ones visible today. (Credit: SA/DLR/FU Berlin; NASA MGS MOLA […]

Mars’ Methane Mystery Deepens with New Spacecraft Data

ExoMars hunted in vain for methane in Mars’ atmosphere. (Credit: ESA/ATG medialab) The European Space Agency’s ExoMars spacecraft failed to […]

Ancient Rivers Raged on Mars, Upsetting Geologic Timeline

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and other spacecraft show where ancient riverbedscross Mars’ surface. Here, blue shows low elevation, and yellow […]