Mars

'Curiosity' exposes low CO2 level in Mars' primitive atmosphere

‘Curiosity’ exposes low CO2 level in Mars’ primitive atmosphere

The analysis of samples in situ in which CSIC participated shows that it did not contain the minimum CO2 level required for the existence...
How stressful will a trip to Mars be on the human body?

How stressful will a trip to Mars be on the human body?

Preliminary research results for the NASA Twins Study debuted at NASA's Human Research Program's annual Investigators' Workshop in Galveston, Texas the week of January...
Swirling spirals at the north pole of Mars

Swirling spirals at the north pole of Mars

A new mosaic from ESA’s Mars Express shows off the Red Planet’s north polar ice cap and its distinctive dark spiralling troughs. The mosaic was...
Evidence of 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars discovered

Evidence of 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars discovered

Analysis of a Martian meteorite found in Africa in 2012 has uncovered evidence of at least 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars. This...
Similar-looking ridges on Mars have diverse origins

Similar-looking ridges on Mars have diverse origins

Thin, blade-like walls, some as tall as a 16-story building, dominate a previously undocumented network of intersecting ridges on Mars, found in images from...
Bursts of methane may have warmed early Mars

Bursts of methane may have warmed early Mars

The presence of water on ancient Mars is a paradox. There's plenty of geographical evidence that rivers periodically flowed across the planet's surface. Yet in...
Mars Rover Curiosity examines possible mud cracks

Mars Rover Curiosity examines possible mud cracks

Scientists used NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in recent weeks to examine slabs of rock cross-hatched with shallow ridges that likely originated as cracks in...
A new home on Mars: NASA Langley’s icy concept for living on the red planet

A new home on Mars: NASA Langley’s icy concept for living on the red...

When astronauts set foot on Mars, they may stay for months rather than days as they did during Apollo missions to the moon. The surface...
Fossilized rivers suggest warm, wet ancient Mars

Fossilized rivers suggest warm, wet ancient Mars

Extensive systems of fossilized riverbeds have been discovered on an ancient region of the Martian surface, supporting the idea that the now cold and...
Digging deeper into Mars

Digging deeper into Mars

Water is the key to life on Earth. Scientists continue to unravel the mystery of life on Mars by investigating evidence of water in...