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Scientists solve the mystery of lava-like flows on Mars

The mystery of some lava-like flows on Mars has been solved by scientists who say they are caused not by lava but by mud. There...

New image reveals ancient Martian rivers in unparalleled detail

A satellite has revealed ancient Martian rivers in more detail than ever before. Researchers have spent decades looking for evidence of ancient water on Mars. As...

These little tires could go to Mars

It’s rocky. It’s sandy. It’s flat. It’s cratered. It’s cold. The surface of Mars is a challenging and inhospitable place, especially for rovers. As future missions...

Scientists establish new timeline for ancient magnetic field on Mars

Mars had a global magnetic field much earlier—and much later—in the planet's history than scientists have previously known. A planet's global magnetic field arises from...

Jezero crater on Mars may harbor signs of life

A new analysis of satellite imagery supports the hypothesis that the Jezero crater on Mars could be a good place to look for markers...

Fleets of ‘nanocardboard’ aircraft could explore Mars

A fleet of tiny “nanocardboard” aircraft could help explore Mars, researchers say. They each weigh about as much as a fruit fly and have no...

These ‘nanocardboard’ flyers could serve as Martian atmospheric probes

This summer, NASA plans to launch its next Mars rover, Perseverance, which will carry with it the first aircraft to ever fly on another...

‘Black beauty’ meteorite reveals watery past on Mars

Mars likely received water from at least two vastly different sources early in its history, according to new research. The variability the researchers found implies...

Early Mars had more than one different water sources, says new study

In Jessica Barnes' palm is an ancient, coin-sized mosaic of glass, minerals and rocks as thick as a strand of wool fiber. It is a...

Curiosity finds organic molecules that could have been produced by life on Mars

What do coal, crude oil, and truffles have in common? Go ahead. We’ll wait. The answer is thiophenes, a molecule that behaves a lot like benzene....

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