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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.
Jun 4, 2015 04:53 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Earth and Mars will be on opposite sides of the sun this month, meaning we'll lose contact with our beloved Mars rovers and orbiters.
Jun 1, 2015 06:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Outfitted with a remodeled supersonic parachute, a prototype inflatable braking system to land heavy payloads on Mars is being prepared for a second test run high above the Pacific Ocean as early as this week.
Apr 13, 2015 11:25 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Mars may be a frigid desert, but perchlorate salts in the planet’s soil are lowering the freezing temperature of water, setting up conditions for liquid brines to form at equatorial regions.
Mar 17, 2015 06:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
An unexpected leak of a chemical designed to tag complex organic molecules in samples collected by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity appears to have serendipitously done its job
Dec 11, 2014 01:25 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
The motion of water on the bottom of an ancient Martian lake is frozen in time in a stunning new photo by NASA's Curiosity rover.
Dec 8, 2014 12:20 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The mountain that NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is exploring appears to have once been a lake.
Oct 30, 2014 12:10 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
NASA's bold asteroid-capture mission is an expensive distraction that does little to advance the agency's overarching goal of getting humans to Mars, one prominent researcher argues.
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