Scientists have found a strange structure resembling a microbial cell inside a Martian meteorite, but they're not claiming that it's evidence of Red Planet life.
Targeted for a 2020 launch, NASA's next Mars rover may look like Curiosity's twin, but it will have a very different suite of instruments aboard. Continue reading →
Project aims to drop penetrating darts into planet surface.
In our continuing fascination for Mars and its past habitable potential, scientists are now focusing on a possible red planet oasis where liquid water may have been stored underground and heated by a volcano. Continue reading →
In experiments on terrestrial methane-producing microorganisms, researchers have found that they can survive Mars-like temperature extremes. Continue reading →
As NASA's Mars rover Opportunity continues to explore the red planet over a decade since landing, it continues to return stunning imagery from Meridiani Planum, a plain near the Martian equator.
Research suggests that some Earth microbes are hardier than expected. If they hitch a ride on spacecraft, they could colonize other celestial bodies in the solar system.
Plant life may touch down on Mars in 2021.
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