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.
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.
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