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Scientists discover methane-producing microbial communities in fracking wells

Scientists discover methane-producing microbial communities in fracking wells

Deep in the rocky earth, in the liquid-filled cracks created by fracking, lives a community of highly interactive microbes - one that could at...
Could cyanobacteria help to terraform Mars

Could cyanobacteria help to terraform Mars?

Billions of years ago, Earth’s atmosphere was much different than it is today. Whereas our current atmosphere is a delicate balance of nitrogen gas, oxygen...
Explosive volcanoes spawned mysterious Martian rock formation

Explosive volcanoes spawned mysterious Martian rock formation

Explosive volcanic eruptions that shot jets of hot ash, rock and gas skyward are the likely source of a mysterious Martian rock formation, a...
Methane on Mars leads to seasonal mystery

Methane on Mars leads to seasonal mystery

Methane gas in the atmosphere of Mars varies locally from season to season on the red planet, according to new research. Using data collected from...
NASA encounters the perfect storm on Mars

NASA encounters the perfect storm on Mars

One of the thickest dust storms ever observed on Mars has been spreading for the past week and a half. The storm has caused NASA's...
Mars rover finds ancient organic compounds that match meteoritic samples

Mars rover finds ancient organic compounds that match meteoritic samples from Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered new "tough" organic molecules in three-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks on Mars. This increases the chances that the record of habitability and...
New evidence Mars had a cold and icy ancient climate

New evidence Mars had a cold and icy ancient climate

The climate throughout Mars' early history has long been debated - was the Red Planet warm and wet, or cold and icy? New research published...
Curiosity rover finds new evidence Mars could have supported ancient life

Curiosity rover finds new evidence Mars could have supported ancient life

NASA finds ancient organic material, mysterious methane on Mars NASA's Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet...
New data-mining tech offers most-vivid picture of Martian mineralogy

New data-mining tech offers most-vivid picture of Martian mineralogy

A team of scientists led by Carnegie’s Shaunna Morrison and including Bob Hazenhave revealed the mineralogy of Mars at an unprecedented scale. This will help...
Celebrating 15 years of ESA’s Mars Express

Celebrating 15 years of ESA’s Mars Express

Fifteen years ago, ESA’s Mars Express was launched to investigate the Red Planet. To mark this milestone comes a striking view of Mars from horizon...