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Oct 14, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Early results from NASA’s recently arrived MAVEN Mars spacecraft show an extensive, tenuous cloud of hydrogen surrounding the red planet, the result of water breaking down in the atmosphere.
Oct 6, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Megan Gannon, SPACE.com News Editor
European space officials are eyeing four possible landing sites on Mars for a life-seeking rover set to launch toward the Red Planet in 2018.
Sep 19, 2014 06:30 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A new investigation in the quest to learn if Mars ever supported life begins this weekend with the arrival of NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft.
Sep 12, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
More than two years after touching down inside Gale Crater, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has arrived at the place that drove scientists to select the landing site at the outset – Mount Sharp.
Aug 11, 2014 12:55 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
Two Mars-bound spacecraft are both in excellent health ahead of their September arrivals in orbit around the Red Planet, managers for both missions report.
Jul 31, 2014 07:36 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Targeted for a 2020 launch, NASA's next Mars rover may look like Curiosity's twin, but it will have a very different suite of instruments aboard. Continue reading →
Jul 24, 2014 08:00 AM ET // Eric Niiler
The seafloor is not zero-G, but the cramped living is a good way to test out the toughness of a crew.
Jul 18, 2014 02:30 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has set off some fireworks on the Red Planet with the zap-zap-zap of its high-tech space laser.
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