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With Mars methane mystery unsolved, Curiosity serves scientists a new one: Oxygen

For the first time in the history of space exploration, scientists have measured the seasonal changes in the gases that fill the air directly...

Mars once had salt lakes similar to Earth

Mars has undergone wet and dry periods and salt lakes formed similar to some found in South America. Mars once had salt lakes that are...

Submarine canyons on Earth could help explain landscapes on Mars

Submarine canyons are a final frontier on planet Earth. There are thousands of these breathtaking geological features hidden within the depths of the ocean -...

NASA’s Curiosity Rover finds an ancient oasis on Mars

If you could travel back in time 3.5 billion years, what would Mars look like? The picture is evolving among scientists working with NASA's Curiosity...

NASA’s InSight ‘hears’ peculiar sounds on Mars

Put an ear to the ground on Mars and you'll be rewarded with a symphony of sounds. Granted, you'll need superhuman hearing, but NASA's InSight...

How close an exoplanet can be to its host star and remain habitable

Earth-like exoplanets with dry tropical regions can remain habitable at a closer distance to their host star than previously thought, a new study suggests. Because...

How much atmosphere has Mars lost

Early Martian environment – believed to contain liquid water and a thicker atmosphere – versus the cold, dry environment seen at Mars today. A key...

What’s Mars solar conjunction, and why does it matter?

The daily chatter between antennas here on Earth and those on NASA spacecraft at Mars is about to get much quieter for a few...

Salt deposits on Mars hold clues to sources of ancient water

For centuries, miners have burrowed into the earth in search of salt—laid down in thick layers from ancient oceans long since evaporated. When scientists saw...

Mars climate was warm enough to have rainstorms and flowing water in ancient time

A new study of conditions on Mars indicates that the climate 3 to 4 billion years ago was warm enough to provoke substantial rainstorms...

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