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Mars isn’t dead. Its volcanoes could still be active

Most volcanism on the Red Planet occurred between 3 and 4 billion years ago, with smaller eruptions in isolated locations continuing perhaps as recently...

Volcanoes on Mars might still be active, shows study

Back in March, NASA’s InSight lander detected two large quakes from a geologically active region of Mars called the Cerberus Fossae. Now, using imagery from...

Mars has the right conditions for life just under the surface

According to the immortal words of Ian Malcom (Jeff Goldblum) “Life..uh…finds a way”. Back in 2005, an article in Nature used the famous quote from...

Icy clouds could have kept early Mars warm enough to have rivers and lakes

One of the great mysteries of modern space science is neatly summed up by the view from NASA's Perseverance, which just landed on Mars: Today...

Mars has right ingredients for microbial life beneath its surface, shows study

New study suggests that rocks in the Martian crust could produce the same kind of chemical energy that supports microbial life deep beneath Earth’s...

Scientists discover new type of ancient crater lake on Mars

Researchers from Brown University have discovered a previously unknown type of ancient crater lake on Mars that could reveal clues about the planet's early...

Mars’ water is trapped in its crust, not escaped into space, shows new study

Large quantity of the Red Planet’s water is trapped in its crust rather than having escaped into space, shows new study. Billions of years ago,...

What happened to Mars’s water? It is still trapped there!

Billions of years ago, the Red Planet was far more blue. According to evidence still found on the surface, abundant water flowed across Mars and...

Dust particles from Mars can make little sparks

Friction that results from dry Martian dust particles making contact with each other may produce electrical discharge at the surface and in the planet’s...

Newly arrived Mars rovers are safe from lightning strikes, shows study

If experiments done in small bottles in a University of Oregon lab are accurate, the friction of colliding Martian dust particles are unlikely to...