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False fossils on Mars could mislead the search for life, shows study

Mars explorers searching for signs of ancient life could be fooled by fossil-like specimens created by chemical processes, research suggests. Rocks on Mars may contain...

Bacteria could make rocket fuel on Mars, shows study

There are many types of rocket fuel. Some are more useful on a particular planet.  And some can be created by bacteria. A team from Georgia...

New concept could help make Martian rocket biofuel on Mars

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a concept that would make Martian rocket fuel, on Mars, that could be used to...

Jezero crater on Mars was once a quiet lake, shows study

The first scientific analysis of images taken by NASA’s Perseverance rover has now confirmed that Mars’ Jezero crater — which today is a dry,...

Mars’ surface shaped by fast and furious floods from overflowing craters, shows study

On Earth, river erosion is usually a slow-going process. But on Mars, massive floods from overflowing crater lakes had an outsized role in shaping the...

Mars may be too small to hold large amounts of water for life, shows...

Water is essential for life on Earth and other planets, and scientists have found ample evidence of water in Mars’ early history. But Mars has...

NASA confirms thousands of massive, ancient volcanic eruptions on Mars

Scientists found evidence that a region of northern Mars called Arabia Terra experienced thousands of “super eruptions,” the biggest volcanic eruptions known, over a...

Scientists develop cosmic concrete from space dust and astronaut blood

Transporting a single brick to Mars can cost more than a million British pounds – making the future construction of a Martian colony seem...

NASA’s Perseverance rover collects puzzle pieces of Mars’ history

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover successfully collected its first pair of rock samples, and scientists already are gaining new insights into the region. After collecting its...

Human mission to mars should last a maximum of 4 years

At one time, the idea of sending humans to Mars either seemed like a distant prospect or something out of science fiction. But with multiple...