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 Marsâ€™ atmosphere and water. Continue reading â†’
Early results from NASAâ€™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.
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 â†’
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 â†’
In experiments on terrestrial methane-producing microorganisms, researchers have found that they can survive Mars-like temperature extremes. Continue reading â†’
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