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NASA’s MAVEN selfie marks four years in orbit at Mars

Today, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft celebrates four years in orbit studying the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet and how it interacts with the Sun...

Mars once had an ancient ocean and a water cycle like Earth’s, says new...

Researchers have found evidence that suggests Mars once had an ancient ocean and a water cycle similar to Earth's. Sediment deposits at the mouth of...

Scientists discover liquid water beneath the frozen surface of Mars

Deep beneath the frozen ice cap at Mars's southern pole, scientists have discovered a lake of liquid water, raising the prospect that there are...

Was this huge river delta on Mars the place where its oceans finally disappeared?

For some time, scientists have known that Mars was once a much warmer and wetter environment than it is today. However, between 4.2 and 3.7...

What on Earth could live in a salt water lake on Mars?

Tantalizing new evidence has suggested that there may be a salty lake below a glacier on Mars. While brine at freezing temperatures does not sound...

Why are the volcanoes on Earth active, but the ones on Mars are not?

Volcanoes have been an important part of the history of both Earth and Mars. So why do we not see any activity on Mars today? The...

Five things you need to do to build a home on Mars

If you had to live the rest of your life on Mars, what would you miss the most? Figuring out how we could be comfortable...

Five reasons to forget Mars for now and return to the moon

Hopes of colonizing Mars rest on the premise that we could terraform the red planet, making it habitable for humans with a breathable atmosphere...

How to grow crops on Mars if we are to live on the red...

Preparations are already underway for missions that will land humans on Mars in a decade or so. But what would people eat if these missions...

Scientists discover a huge liquid water lake beneath the southern pole of Mars

We now know that there is permanent liquid water on Mars, according to a paper published in the journal Science. This finding comes from research...