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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.
Jun 1, 2015 06:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Outfitted with a remodeled supersonic parachute, a prototype inflatable braking system to land heavy payloads on Mars is being prepared for a second test run high above the Pacific Ocean as early as this week.
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.
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