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Apr 13, 2015 11:25 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Mars may be a frigid desert, but perchlorate salts in the planet’s soil are lowering the freezing temperature of water, setting up conditions for liquid brines to form at equatorial regions.
Apr 9, 2015 12:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Transport yourself to Mars and stare in wonder at these stunning views of Red Planet sunsets through our robotic explorers' eyes.
Mar 17, 2015 06:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
An unexpected leak of a chemical designed to tag complex organic molecules in samples collected by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity appears to have serendipitously done its job
Jan 11, 2015 10:00 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Intriguing features photographed by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity probably don't have a biological origin, mission team members say.
Dec 16, 2014 01:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
Dec 16, 2014 04:15 PM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
Dec 11, 2014 01:25 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
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.
Dec 9, 2014 09:20 AM ET // Irene Klotz
To account for a lake that lasted for millions of years means the Martian atmosphere would have had to be far thicker and loaded with water.
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