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Meteorites hit Mars almost every day, scientists discover

Scientists have made an exciting discovery about Mars: basketball-sized meteorites hit the planet nearly every day! Using data from a seismometer deployed during NASA's InSight...

Basketball-sized meteorites strike the surface of Mars every day

NASA’s InSight Mars Lander faced some challenges during its time on the red planet’s surface. Its mole instrument struggled to penetrate the compacted Martian soil,...

Mars hit by space rocks more often than previously thought

NASA's Mars InSight Lander may be retired, but its data is still revealing new insights. A team of scientists, led by Brown University, found that...

NASA’s Perseverance rover finds ‘popcorn’ rocks on Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover has discovered some strange, "popcorn"-like rocks on Mars. After months of driving, the rover has arrived at a place called "Bright...

Marsquakes: A new way to find underground water on Mars

Scientists from Penn State University have found an exciting new way to search for water deep below the surface of Mars. Instead of using traditional...

Fish could turn regolith into fertile soil on Mars

What a wonderful arguably simple solution. Here’s the problem, we travel to Mars but how do we feed ourselves? Sure we can take a load...

Scientists discover water frost on Mars’ tallest volcanoes

Scientists have found patches of water frost on Mars' tallest volcanoes, known as the Tharsis volcanoes. This discovery challenges previous ideas about the Martian climate...

Scientists discover new insights into Mars’ structure from meteorites

Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have uncovered new information about the structure of Mars by studying meteorites that...

How extreme conditions on Mars could support life

Many people might think that the search for life on Mars ended when NASA's first rovers sent back images of the planet's barren, harsh...

Starlink on Mars: NASA is paying SpaceX to look into the idea

NASA has given the go-ahead for SpaceX to work out a plan to adapt its Starlink broadband internet satellites for use in a Martian...