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Oct 20, 2014 09:30 AM ET // AFP
A comet the size of a small mountain and about as solid as a pile of talcum powder whizzed past Mars.
Oct 20, 2014 08:50 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The HiRISE camera on board NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has become the first instrument orbiting Mars to beam back images of comet Siding Spring's nucleus and coma. Continue reading →
Oct 19, 2014 10:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As we await a close-up view of comet Siding Spring making its closest approach with Mars, astronomers on Earth have been busy doing some of their own comet spotting from afar. Continue reading →
Oct 17, 2014 02:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Comet Siding Spring will make a heart-stopping close flyby of the Red Planet in Sunday, giving our Martian armada of robotic explorers a ring-side view of the spectacle. Continue reading →
Oct 14, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
Oct 13, 2014 06:21 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
At first glance you'd be forgiven for thinking NASA's Mars rover Curiosity had stumbled across a wind-rippled lake or sea at the base of Mount Sharp. Continue reading →
Oct 10, 2014 11:38 AM ET
In honor of Space Week, Trace thought it would be fun to come chat with you all about the plans to colonize Mars!
Oct 10, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A comet will give Mars a historically close shave next weekend, and NASA aims to be ready for the dramatic cosmic event.
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