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Strange Martian mineral deposit likely from ancient volcanic explosions

Strange Martian mineral deposit likely from ancient volcanic explosions

Ashfall from ancient volcanic explosions is the likely source of a strange mineral deposit near the landing site for NASA’s next Mars rover, a...

Scientists unravel mystery of sands on Mars

Wind has shaped the face of Mars for millennia, but its exact role in piling up sand dunes, carving out rocky escarpments or filling...
Massive Martian ice discovery opens a window into red planet's history

Massive Martian ice discovery opens a window into red planet’s history

Researchers estimate that if melted, the massive ice deposits discovered in this region would cover the planet in 1.5 meters (5 feet) of water. Newly...
Scientists find new water cycle on Mars

Scientists find new water cycle on Mars

Billions of years ago, Mars could have looked like this with an ocean covering part of its surface. Approximately every two Earth years, when it...

What heats up the ice cap on Mars?

In a new study, researchers suggest a magma chamber may have been formed under the surface of Mars to help heat up the ice...
Curiosity tastes its first sample from _the clay-bearing unit” on Mars

Curiosity tastes its first sample from “the clay-bearing unit” on Mars

According to a new study, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has tested its first sample from a region called "the clay-bearing unit" on Mars. Researchers have...
NASA's Curiosity observes solar eclipses on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity observes solar eclipses on Mars

In a new study, researchers report that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has captured two solar eclipses on Mars. Since the past few weeks, Curiosity has...
Mars may still have active deep groundwater, says new study

Mars may still have active deep groundwater, says new study

In a new study, researchers suggest deep groundwater may still be active on Mars. In addition, the deep groundwater could originate surface streams in some...
Mars' rivers flowed stronger and later than previous thought, says new study

Mars’ rivers flowed stronger and later than previous thought, says study

In a new study, researchers found Mars' rivers flowed stronger and more than previously thought. The new study was conducted by University of Chicago scientists. Mars...
Scientists discover Jupiter's unknown journey

Scientists discover Jupiter’s unknown journey

In a new study, scientists found more information about Jupiter's journey through the solar system 4.5 billion years ago. They used advanced computer simulations and...