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May 23, 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

Feb. 24, 2017 — Mars' mantle may be more complicated than previously thought, report researchers. Their report documents geochemical changes over time in the lava flows of Elysium, a major martian volcanic ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — An area on Mars that appears to have been flooded in the past offers a prime target to search for past life forms on the Red ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — The CO2 level in Mars' primitive atmosphere 3.5 billion years ago was too low for sediments, such as those found by NASA's Curiosity exploration vehicle in areas like the Gale Crater on the ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Analysis of a Martian meteorite found in Africa in 2012 has uncovered evidence of at least 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars. This confirms that some of the longest-lived volcanoes in the ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — The presence of water on ancient Mars is a paradox. There's plenty of geographical evidence that rivers periodically flowed across the planet's surface yet Mars should have been too cold to ... 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

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