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Aug 14, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Spacecraft landings and water evidence are just some of the cool things NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has spotted in its 10 years after launching to the Red Planet.
Aug 5, 2015 12:40 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has now been trundling across the Red Planet for three very productive and eventful years.
Aug 6, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists are meeting this week to discuss landing sites for NASA’s next Mars rover, that will look for past life and stash rocky samples for Earth-return. These are some of the landing sites under consideration.
Jul 20, 2015 08:45 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
Ancient Mars may have been an icy realm and not the warm, wetter environment scientists had thought, a new study suggests. See what it means for life. Continue reading →
Jul 16, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
As New Horizons speeds past Pluto, it's natural to wonder what we can look forward to now. Luckily, there's a fleet of spacecraft prepared to soar all over the solar system in the coming years.
Jul 7, 2015 03:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Mars rover Opportunity has recommenced driving duties and continues to explore the red planet despite a series of recent setbacks focusing on its aging memory.
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, SPACE.com
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.
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