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Oct 9, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Check out where 'The Martian's' Mark Watney was moving around in the fictional tale, using real photographs of Mars.
Oct 8, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
About the time that life was taking hold on Earth, Mars not only had the ingredients for life as well, but long-lived lakes that could support it, new research from NASA’s Curiosity rover team shows.
Oct 6, 2015 12:20 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The last thing scientists searching for life on Mars want to find is a colony of hitchhiking microbes from Earth. To that end, an experiment poised to begin week aims to put some of the planet’s most tenacious bacteria through an ultimate survivors’ challenge.
Oct 1, 2015 04:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
It might kill us, but the perchlorate-rich liquid water of Mars could be our best opportunity yet of rooting out the possibility of microbial Martian life.
Oct 1, 2015 09:40 AM ET // Glenn McDonald
Houston, we have some questions: A point-by-point breakdown of the new sci-fi film with the Johnson Space Center. Spoiler alert!
Sep 29, 2015 02:59 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
How hard would a human mission to the Red Planet be? Two retired NASA astronauts, Clay Anderson and Steve Swanson, have very different takes.
Sep 29, 2015 12:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The discovery of seasonal water flows on the surface of Mars could galvanize both the search for indigenous life as well plans for future human settlements, but don’t pack your bags quite yet.
Sep 28, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have their first evidence that trickles of liquid water play a role in sculpting mysterious dark streaks that appear during summertime months on Mars.
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