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InSight has landed on Mars. Now the real work begins!

It looked like a scene out of a Hollywood space flick: A roomful of NASA engineers and staff sat anxiously behind computer desks, staring...
After a nail-biting landing, here’s what’s next for Mars InSight

After a nail-biting landing, here’s what’s next for Mars InSight

It’s notoriously hard to land on Mars, yet NASA managed just that with its recent InSight lander. From childhood, I’ve loved watching landings and other...

NASA hears MarCO CubeSats loud and clear from Mars

NASA's MarCO mission was built to see whether two experimental, briefcase-sized spacecraft could survive the trip to deep space, and the two CubeSats proved...

NASA’s InSight is catching rays on Mars

NASA's InSight has sent signals to Earth indicating that its solar panels are open and collecting sunlight on the Martian surface. NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter...

Sponges from Mars? Study suggests water on the red planet could support life

Mars has long been thought of as dry and barren – unable to harbor life. But research over the past few years indicates that there...
NASA announces landing site for Mars 2020 Rover

NASA announces landing site for Mars 2020 Rover

NASA has chosen Jezero Crater as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission after a five year search. Every available detail of more than...

Martian surface shaped by water, wind and ice

ESA's Mars Express has imaged an intriguing part of the Red Planet's surface: A rocky, fragmented, furrowed escarpment lying at the boundary of the northern...

What two planetary siblings can teach us about life

Mars and Earth are like two siblings who have grown apart. There was a time when their resemblance was uncanny: Both were warm, wet and...

Mars moon Phobos got its grooves from rolling stones

Study shines a light on the origin of the Mars moon Phobos’ distinctive grooves A new study bolsters the idea that strange grooves crisscrossing the...
Overflowing crater lakes carved canyons across Mars

Overflowing crater lakes carved canyons across Mars

Today, most of the water on Mars is locked away in frozen ice caps. But billions of years ago it flowed freely across the surface,...