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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.
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
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