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Scientists use seismic data to look inside Mars for the first time

Since early 2019, researchers have been recording and analyzing marsquakes as part of the InSight mission. This relies on a seismometer whose data acquisition and...

Mars InSight mission unveils surprising secrets of red planet’s interior

We may have walked on the Moon and sent probes across the solar system, but we know very little about what’s going on inside...

Mushrooms on Mars? Five unproven claims that alien life exists

A recent study claims to have found evidence for mushroom-like life forms on the surface of Mars. As it happens, these particular features are well...

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,...