Mars

Previous evidence of water on mars now identified as grainflows

Previous evidence of water on mars now identified as grainflows

Dark features previously proposed as evidence for significant liquid water flowing on Mars have now been identified as granular flows, where sand and dust...
Long-gone lake on Mars resembled those on Earth

Long-gone lake on Mars resembled those on Earth

Information collected during NASA’s Curiosity rover mission suggests that an ancient, long-gone lake on Mars once had chemical and physical properties similar to those...
Dear Elon Musk Your dazzling Mars plan overlooks some big nontechnical hurdles

Elon Musk’s Mars plan overlooks some big nontechnical hurdles

Elon Musk has a plan, and it’s about as audacious as they come. Not content with living on our pale blue dot, Musk and his...
Signs of life on Mars Look for the element vanadium

Signs of life on Mars? Look for the element vanadium

The search for biology on neighbor planet Mars won't play out like a Hollywood movie starring little green men. Rather, many scientists agree if there...
Mars volcano, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

Mars volcano, Earth’s dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

New NASA research reveals that the giant Martian shield volcano Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3...
NASA's Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

NASA’s Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will...
Mars has metal in its atmosphere

Mars has metal in its atmosphere, NASA’s MAVEN reveals

Mars has electrically charged metal atoms (ions) high in its atmosphere, according to new results from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft. The metal ions can reveal previously...
Mars is severely gassed out

Mars is severely gassed out

New measurements of Mars' thin atmosphere show that most of it has been lost to space due to bombardment from solar wind. This was the...
Life on Mars can survive for millions of years even right near the surface

Life on Mars can survive for millions of years even right near the surface

Mars is not exactly a friendly place for life as we know it. While temperatures at the equator can reach as high as a balmy...
On Mars, wind rules

On Mars, wind rules

On Mars, wind rules. Wind has been shaping the Red Planet's landscapes for billions of years and continues to do so today. Studies using both...