NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity’s discovery of organic compounds in the ground and plumes of methane in the air opens two potentially related investigations into whether or not the planet most like Earth in the solar system also hosted life.
A gas strongly associated with life on Earth has been detected again in the Martian atmosphere, opening a new chapter in a decade-old mystery about the on-again, off-again appearance of methane on Mars.
NASA’s rover Curiosity has found organic compounds on Mars, the first definitive proof of building blocks for life on the Red Planet that also exist on Earth.
The motion of water on the bottom of an ancient Martian lake is frozen in time in a stunning new photo by NASA's Curiosity rover.
The mountain that NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is exploring appears to have once been a lake.
Eruptions could have kept planet warm enough for liquid water to intermittently flow across its ancient surface, suggests a new study.
The mineral, hematite, is formed when another mineral, magnetite, is exposed to Mars’ atmosphere and water. Continue reading →
Early results from NASA’s recently arrived MAVEN Mars spacecraft show an extensive, tenuous cloud of hydrogen surrounding the red planet, the result of water breaking down in the atmosphere.
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