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Jan 25, 2016 07:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
On Jan. 25, NASA's Mars rover Opportunity is celebrating an amazing 12 years on the Red Planet. Here are just a handful of its biggest discoveries to date.
Jan 13, 2016 01:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
There are few more potent reminders that Mars used to be a wet world than seeing ancient, dried up river beds etched into the red planet's surface.
Jan 7, 2016 11:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
As NASA's Curiosity rover investigates Mars dunes up close, we're beginning to scratch the surface of a larger, sandy mystery.
Dec 31, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Jason Major
In a decidedly wintry-looking scene, frost-filled fractures fills a crater near the north pole of Mars -- as observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Dec 31, 2015 08:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Find out the results of this year's readers' choice poll for favorite space story of the year! Can you guess #1?
Dec 22, 2015 02:26 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA is calling off plans to launch a spacecraft to Mars that would use a seismometer and other instruments to learn what is happening in the planet's interior.
Dec 21, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
More than a decade ago, NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor returned stunning images of gullies shaped like water-carved streams on Earth, raising the prospect that Mars may be a friendly haven for life. But appearances can be deceiving.
Dec 11, 2015 02:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Mars rover is investigating some huge 'active' sand dunes on Mount Sharp -- and it looks like it's having some fun.
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