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April 25, 2017

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Mar. 12, 2017 — A regional dust storm currently swelling on Mars follows unusually closely on one that blossomed less than two weeks earlier and is now dissipating, as seen in daily global weather monitoring by ... read more

Looking for Life in All the Right Places, With the Right Tool

Jan. 11, 2017 — Researchers have invented a range of instruments from giant telescopes to rovers to search for life in outer space, but so far, these efforts have yielded no definitive evidence that it exists beyond ... read more

Dec. 13, 2016 — Boron has been identified for the first time on the surface of Mars, indicating the potential for long-term habitable groundwater in the ancient ... read more

Mars Rock-Ingredient Stew Seen as Plus for Habitability

Dec. 13, 2016 — NASA's Curiosity rover is climbing a layered Martian mountain and finding evidence of how ancient lakes and wet underground environments changed, billions of years ago, creating more diverse ... read more

Dec. 1, 2016 — Dramatic climate cycles on early Mars, triggered by buildup of greenhouse gases, may be the key to understanding how liquid water left its mark on the planet's surface, according to a team of ... read more

Nov. 22, 2016 — Frozen beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars lies about as much water as what's in Lake Superior, largest of the Great Lakes, researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance ... read more

Nov. 11, 2016 — The lack of liquid water on the surface of Mars today has been demonstrated by new evidence in the form of meteorites on the Red Planet examined by an international team of planetary ... read more

Nov. 10, 2016 — The Mars lander Beagle 2 deployed at least three or all four of its solar panels, scientists report. The probe was discovered on the Red Planet in November 2014, but uncertainty surrounded what had ... read more

Nov. 10, 2016 — A strangely shaped depression on Mars could be a new place to look for signs of life on the Red Planet, according to a new study. The depression was probably formed by a volcano beneath a glacier and ... read more

Nov. 2, 2016 — An unusual region on Mars -- an area with high elevation called Thaumasia Planum -- has been the focus of recent research. Scientists analyzed the geography and mineralogy of this area they termed ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — The most powerful telescope orbiting Mars is providing new details of the scene near the Martian equator where Europe's Schiaparelli test lander hit the surface last ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to ESA's ExoMars Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Essential data from the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander sent to its mothership Trace Gas Orbiter during the module's descent to the Red Planet's surface yesterday has been downlinked to Earth ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — After investigating the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet for a full Martian year, NASA's MAVEN mission has determined that the escaping water does not always go gently into space. Hydrogen in ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) of ESA's ExoMars 2016 has successfully performed the long 139-minute burn required to be captured by Mars and entered an elliptical orbit around the Red Planet, while ... read more

Microbial Life on Mars: The Possibility Must Be Considered

Oct. 18, 2016 — The existence of microbial life on Mars remains highly controversial, but recent evidence of water, complex organic molecules, and methane in the Martian environment, combined with findings from the ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — New global images of Mars from the MAVEN mission show the ultraviolet glow from the Martian atmosphere in unprecedented detail, revealing dynamic, previously invisible behavior. They include the ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — Next week, ESA's ExoMars has just a single chance to get captured by Mars' gravity. The spacecraft and the mission controllers who will make it so are ready for ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — Geomorphologists who study Earth’s surface features and the processes that formed them have long been interested in how floods, in particular catastrophic outbursts that occur when a glacial lake ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — NASA's Curiosity rover has found evidence that chemistry in the surface material on Mars contributed dynamically to the makeup of its atmosphere over time. It's another clue that the ... read more

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