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Feb 25, 2015 02:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As NASA's Dawn mission slowly spirals in on its dwarf planet target, Ceres' alien landscape is becoming sharper by the day.
Jan 14, 2015 06:50 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
'Mojave' may have cracked under the pressure from Curiosity's drill, but mission scientists are excited about studying fresh rock that hasn't been exposed since its formation millions of years ago.
Jan 14, 2015 03:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In new photographs sent to Earth from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, you'd be forgiven in thinking that the one-ton robot has botched some home repairs.
Jan 6, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
There are compelling structures in a slab of sedimentary Mars rock, but their discovery alone won't prove there was ancient life on Mars.
Dec 8, 2014 12:20 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The mountain that NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is exploring appears to have once been a lake.
Dec 8, 2014 01:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Martian landscape is peppered with features that look very alien and often cannot be easily explained.
Nov 5, 2014 06:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The mineral, hematite, is formed when another mineral, magnetite, is exposed to Mars’ atmosphere and water. Continue reading →
Oct 1, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The moon's largest mare, called Oceanus Procellarum, was thought to have been formed by a massive impact crater, but gravitational data from a NASA mission suggests otherwise. Continue reading →
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