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Jul 20, 2015 08:45 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell,
Ancient Mars may have been an icy realm and not the warm, wetter environment scientists had thought, a new study suggests. See what it means for life. Continue reading →
Jul 16, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
As New Horizons speeds past Pluto, it's natural to wonder what we can look forward to now. Luckily, there's a fleet of spacecraft prepared to soar all over the solar system in the coming years.
Jul 7, 2015 03:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Mars rover Opportunity has recommenced driving duties and continues to explore the red planet despite a series of recent setbacks focusing on its aging memory.
Jun 18, 2015 03:20 PM ET // Irene Klotz
When NASA’s InSight lander settles itself on the surface of Mars next year, a pair of tiny experimental satellites will be nearby to relay the action -- in real time -- back to Earth.
Jun 17, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Charles Q. Choi,
Methane, a potential sign of primitive life, has been found in meteorites from Mars, adding weight to the idea that life could live off methane on the Red Planet.
Jun 8, 2015 07:07 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Engineers watching the second run of an experimental Mars landing system may have experienced an ugly déjà vu on Monday as a parachute problem once again cut the test short.
Jun 4, 2015 04:53 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Earth and Mars will be on opposite sides of the sun this month, meaning we'll lose contact with our beloved Mars rovers and orbiters.
Jun 2, 2015 03:16 PM ET // Irene Klotz
High seas off the coast of Hawaii’s Kauai island prompted NASA to delay the second test flight of its innovative inflatable spacecraft re-entry system.
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