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Magnetic fields on Mars ten times stronger than expected

New data gleaned from the magnetic sensor aboard NASA's InSight spacecraft is offering an unprecedented close-up of magnetic fields on Mars. In a study published...

The mineral-rich water on early Mars could have been habitable for life

Presently, Earth is the only known location where life exists in the Universe. This year the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three astronomers...

Future homes on the Moon and Mars could be made of fungi

Science fiction often imagines our future on Mars and other planets as run by machines, with metallic cities and flying cars rising above dunes...

Mars is losing water faster than expected

The small red planet is losing water more quickly than what theory as well as past observations would suggest. The gradual disappearance of water (H2O)...

NASA’s treasure map for water ice on Mars

A new study identifies frozen water just below the Martian surface, where astronauts could easily dig it up. NASA has big plans for returning astronauts...

Mars: we may have solved the mystery of how its landslides form

Some landslides on Mars seem to defy an important law of physics. “Long, runout landslides” are formed by huge volumes of rock and soil moving...

When Martian storms really get going, they create towers of dust 80 kilometers high

When a huge dust storm on Mars—like the one in 2018—reaches its full power, it can turn into a globe-bestriding colossus. This happens regularly on...

Global storms on Mars launch dust towers into the sky

Dust storms are common on Mars. But every decade or so, something unpredictable happens: A series of runaway storms breaks out, covering the entire planet...

Scientists find the photo evidence of life on Mars

Researchers analyzed a number of photos from various Mars rovers and found insect-like and reptile-like forms in the images, appearing to verify that life...

At Jezero crater, Mars mineral may preserve signs of ancient life

Jezero crater, where NASA plans to land a new Mars rover next year, is home to the remains of an ancient river delta. Researchers...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
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These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...