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What happened to Mars? A planetary mystery

Billions of years ago when the planets of our solar system were still young, Mars was a very different world. Liquid water flowed in long rivers that emptied into lakes and shallow seas. A thick atmosphere ...

Nov 13, 2013
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Mars methane lasts less than a year

A new study indicates that methane in the atmosphere of Mars lasts less than a year. Methane is replenished from localized sources that show seasonal and annual variations. This pattern of methane production ...

Sep 21, 2010
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Remaining Martian atmosphere still dynamic

(Phys.org) —Mars has lost much of its original atmosphere, but what's left remains quite active, recent findings from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity indicate. Rover team members reported diverse findings today ...

Apr 08, 2013
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Collision course? A comet heads for Mars

Over the years, the spacefaring nations of Earth have sent dozens of probes and rovers to explore Mars. Today there are three active satellites circling the red planet while two rovers, Opportunity and Curiosity, ...

Mar 28, 2013
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