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How a type of aurora on Mars is formed

Physicists led by the University of Iowa have learned how a type of aurora on Mars is formed. In a new study, the physicists studied...

Water evidence shows life on Mars unlikely late in its history

Scientists have investigated a meteorite from Mars using neutron and X-ray tomography. The technology, which will probably be used when NASA examines samples from...

This crater on Mars is just a couple of years old

Changes are always taking place on Mars, from factors like seasonal variations and wind. But there’s one other aspect that changes the surface of Mar...

Solar beats nuclear at many potential settlement sites on Mars

The high efficiency, light weight and flexibility of the latest solar cell technology means photovoltaics could provide all the power needed for an extended...

Magma in Martian mantle is still active! It triggers marsquakes again and again

Volcanic activity beneath the surface of Mars could be responsible for triggering repetitive marsquakes, which are similar to earthquakes, in a specific region of...

What sounds captured by NASA’s rover reveal about Mars

Listen closely to sounds from Mars, recorded by NASA’s Perseverance: The rover’s mechanical whine and click in a light Martian wind; the whir of rotors...

Lasers could send missions to Mars in only 45 days

NASA and China plan to mount crewed missions to Mars in the next decade. While this represents a tremendous leap in terms of space exploration,...

When did Mars lose its global magnetic field

Billions of years ago, Mars was once a much different place than the cold and desiccated place it is today. Basically, it had a thicker,...

How Mars lost its oceans

It has long been known that Mars once had oceans due in part to a protective magnetic field similar to Earth’s. However, the magnetic field...

Salty water could emerge onto the surface of Mars in some places

The existence of water on Mars is a contentious subject. We know there used to be water on the surface of the planet, though it’s...