Mars

Mars volcano, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

Mars volcano, Earth’s dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

New NASA research reveals that the giant Martian shield volcano Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3...
Two breaks observed on Curiosity Mars rover’s wheel

Two breaks observed on Curiosity Mars rover’s wheel

A routine check of the aluminum wheels on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has found two small breaks on the rover’s left middle wheel—the latest...
Does Mars have rings? Not right now, but maybe one day

Does Mars have rings? Not right now, but maybe one day

As children, we learned about our solar system's planets by certain characteristics -- Jupiter is the largest, Saturn has rings, Mercury is closest to...
Textured Dust Storms on Mars

Textured dust storms on Mars

Astronomers studying Mars first noted the presence of yellow clouds on its surface in the 1870's. Today these windblown dust storms on Mars are well...
Is anything tough enough to survive on Mars

Is anything tough enough to survive on Mars?

Researchers at the University of Arkansas recently took a step toward answering a question for the ages: Is there life on Mars? Answer: they...
Research uncovers potential health risks of travel to Mars

Research uncovers potential health risks of travel to Mars

Sending a manned mission to Mars requires more than a powerful launch rocket. Prep work also includes learning how a three-year space flight could affect...
New evidence for a water-rich history on Mars

New evidence for a water-rich history on Mars

Mars may have been a wetter place than previously thought, according to research on simulated Martian meteorites. In a study published today in the journal Nature...
Remnants of a mega-flood on Mars

Remnants of a mega-flood on Mars

ESA’s Mars Express has captured images of one of the largest outflow channel networks on the Red Planet. The Kasei Valles channel system extends around 3000...
NASA spacecraft steers clear of Mars moon Phobos

NASA spacecraft steers clear of Mars moon Phobos

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft performed a previously unscheduled maneuver this week to avoid a collision in the near future with Mars’ moon Phobos. The Mars Atmosphere and...
On Mars, wind rules

On Mars, wind rules

On Mars, wind rules. Wind has been shaping the Red Planet's landscapes for billions of years and continues to do so today. Studies using both...