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Mars’ surface shaped by fast and furious floods from overflowing craters, shows study

On Earth, river erosion is usually a slow-going process. But on Mars, massive floods from overflowing crater lakes had an outsized role in shaping the...

Mars may be too small to hold large amounts of water for life, shows...

Water is essential for life on Earth and other planets, and scientists have found ample evidence of water in Mars’ early history. But Mars has...

NASA confirms thousands of massive, ancient volcanic eruptions on Mars

Scientists found evidence that a region of northern Mars called Arabia Terra experienced thousands of “super eruptions,” the biggest volcanic eruptions known, over a...

Scientists develop cosmic concrete from space dust and astronaut blood

Transporting a single brick to Mars can cost more than a million British pounds – making the future construction of a Martian colony seem...

NASA’s Perseverance rover collects puzzle pieces of Mars’ history

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover successfully collected its first pair of rock samples, and scientists already are gaining new insights into the region. After collecting its...

Human mission to mars should last a maximum of 4 years

At one time, the idea of sending humans to Mars either seemed like a distant prospect or something out of science fiction. But with multiple...

If Planet 9 is out there, here’s where to look

There are eight known planets in the solar system (ever since Pluto was booted from the club), but for a while, there has been...

Human Mars mission could be safe if it doesn’t exceed four years, shows study

Sending human travelers to Mars would require scientists and engineers to overcome a range of technological and safety obstacles. One of them is the grave...

Hidden ‘lakes’ on Mars are more likely clay than water, shows study

New research may put to rest a theory that water lies under the south polar cap of Mars. A form of clay called smectites may...

Mars’ bright south pole reflections may be clay, not water, shows study

Bright reflections observed at Mars’ south pole serve as evidence for water. But, seeing may be deceiving. After measuring the area’s electrical properties with orbiting,...