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Life on Mars was possible after last great meteorite impact nearly 4.5 billion years ago

Life on Mars was possible after last great meteorite impact nearly 4.5 billion years...

New study resets timeline for life on Mars. A new study led by Western University shows that Mars’ first ‘real chance’ at developing life started...
Earth has a water cycle. Mars has a dust cycle

Earth has a water cycle. Mars has a dust cycle

To say there are some myths circulating about Martian dust storms would be an understatement. Mars is known for its globe-encircling dust storms, the likes...
What is an atomic clock?

What is an atomic clock?

The clock is ticking: A technology demonstration that could transform the way humans explore space is nearing its target launch date of June 24,...

How did Mars get its clouds? Add meteors, say scientists

Scientists have observed clouds in Mars' middle atmosphere, beginning about 18 miles above the planet's surface, but can't explain how they form. A new study...

How an atomic clock will get humans to Mars on time

NASA navigators are helping build a future where spacecraft could safely and autonomously fly themselves to destinations like the Moon and Mars. Navigators today tell...
NASA's Mars Helicopter Testing Enters Final Phase

NASA’s Mars Helicopter testing enters final phase

This image of the flight model of NASA's Mars Helicopter was taken on Feb. 14, 2019, in a cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory...

NASA’s Curiosity rover has found the mother lode of clay on the surface of...

Clay is a big deal on Mars because it often forms in contact with water. Find clay, and you’ve usually found evidence of water. And the...
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...

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