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Nov 23, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
When considering landing sites on Mars, NASA astronauts say they don’t care where they go -- just don't kill them.
Nov 18, 2015 11:00 PM ET // Mike Wall,
NASA's Curiosity rover will soon get history's first up-close look at Martian sand dunes.
Nov 10, 2015 06:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have known for some time that Phobos, the larger of Mars’ two small moons, is a victim of gravity, edging closer toward its parent planet.
Nov 5, 2015 01:28 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
By combining high-resolution observations of Mars dune ripples and comparing them with sand dunes on Earth, scientists are beginning to understand how surface winds influence the Red Planet.
Nov 5, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A solar storm that missed Earth but smashed into Mars last March dramatically confirmed long-held suspicions that the sun is blasting away the Martian atmosphere, and doing so at a rate that will leave the planet airless in another couple of billion years, if not sooner.
Nov 3, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
As if Mars' thin, frigid, dry air wasn't harsh enough, now scientists have found new evidence of acid fog altering the rocks near the Spirit Rover.
Oct 22, 2015 11:30 AM ET // Mike Wall,
Humanity's most efficient path to Mars includes a pit stop near the moon, a new study suggests.
Oct 16, 2015 02:45 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
After three Earth years on Mars, the Curiosity rover has found extensive evidence of past liquid water in Gale Crater. Check out some of the highlights.
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