Mars

Explosive volcanoes spawned mysterious Martian rock formation

Explosive volcanoes spawned mysterious Martian rock formation

Explosive volcanic eruptions that shot jets of hot ash, rock and gas skyward are the likely source of a mysterious Martian rock formation, a...
Methane on Mars leads to seasonal mystery

Methane on Mars leads to seasonal mystery

Methane gas in the atmosphere of Mars varies locally from season to season on the red planet, according to new research. Using data collected from...
NASA encounters the perfect storm on Mars

NASA encounters the perfect storm on Mars

One of the thickest dust storms ever observed on Mars has been spreading for the past week and a half. The storm has caused NASA's...
Mars rover finds ancient organic compounds that match meteoritic samples

Mars rover finds ancient organic compounds that match meteoritic samples from Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered new "tough" organic molecules in three-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks on Mars. This increases the chances that the record of habitability and...
New evidence Mars had a cold and icy ancient climate

New evidence Mars had a cold and icy ancient climate

The climate throughout Mars' early history has long been debated - was the Red Planet warm and wet, or cold and icy? New research published...
Curiosity rover finds new evidence Mars could have supported ancient life

Curiosity rover finds new evidence Mars could have supported ancient life

NASA finds ancient organic material, mysterious methane on Mars NASA's Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet...
New data-mining tech offers most-vivid picture of Martian mineralogy

New data-mining tech offers most-vivid picture of Martian mineralogy

A team of scientists led by Carnegie’s Shaunna Morrison and including Bob Hazenhave revealed the mineralogy of Mars at an unprecedented scale. This will help...
Celebrating 15 years of ESA’s Mars Express

Celebrating 15 years of ESA’s Mars Express

Fifteen years ago, ESA’s Mars Express was launched to investigate the Red Planet. To mark this milestone comes a striking view of Mars from horizon...
NASA’s tiny spacecraft CubeSats heading to Mars

NASA’s tiny spacecraft CubeSats heading to Mars

NASA has achieved a first for the class of tiny spacecraft known as CubeSats, which are opening new access to space. Over the past week,...
New Horizons data reveals the secrets behind Pluto's dunes

New Horizons data reveals the secrets behind Pluto’s dunes

Dunes are known to form on Earth, Mars, Venus, Titan and Comet 67P - and now on the dwarf planet Pluto, according to the...