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Scientists discover organic molecules on Mars

Organic compounds called thiophenes are found on Earth in coal, crude oil and oddly enough, in white truffles, the mushroom beloved by epicureans and...

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...

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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