Mars rover photographs featured at US museum (Update)
Ten years after NASA landed two rovers on Mars for a 90-day mission, one is still exploring, and the project has generated hundreds of thousands of images from the planet's surface.
Mars may act as a giant planetary pump
Unusual greenhouse gases may have raised ancient Martian temperature
Much like the Grand Canyon, Nanedi Valles snakes across the Martian surface suggesting that liquid water once crossed the landscape, according to a team of researchers who believe that molecular hydrogen ...
NASA launching robotic explorer to Mars
NASA's newest Martian explorer is on its launch pad in Florida, ready to soar.
How astronauts can explore the Martian moon Phobos
Humans would spend more than a year orbiting and bouncing on the Martian moon Phobos under a mission concept developed by students at the International Space University.
Mission to Mars moon could be a sample-return twofer, study says
The study helps to confirm the idea that the surface of Phobos contains tons of dust, soil, and rock blown off the Martian surface by large projectile impacts. Phobos' orbital path plows through occasional ...
Science benefits from diverse landing area of NASA Mars rover
NASA's Curiosity rover is revealing a great deal about Mars, from long-ago processes in its interior to the current interaction between the Martian surface and atmosphere.
Martian chemical complicates hunt for life's clues
The quest for evidence of life on Mars could be more difficult than scientists previously thought. A scientific paper published today details the investigation of a chemical in the Martian soil that interferes ...
Mars rover Curiosity finds water in first sample of planet surface
The first scoop of soil analyzed by the analytical suite in the belly of NASA's Curiosity rover reveals that fine materials on the surface of the planet contain several percent water by weight. The results ...
Researchers say ExoMars could detect bacteria on Mars—past or present
Signs of life on the Martian surface would still be visible even after bacteria were zapped with a potentially fatal dose of radiation, according to new research—if life ever existed there, of course.
Valley networks suggest ancient snowfall on Mars
Researchers at Brown University have shown that some Martian valleys appear to have been caused by runoff from orographic precipitation—moisture carried part of the way up a mountain and deposited on the ...
Curiosity captures 'Phobos rising' movie and Sun setting on Mars
Every once in a while when the time is just right and no one is looking, Curiosity's Earthly handlers allow her some night time Martian delights.
Research says Mars had oxygen-rich atmosphere 4000 million years ago
Differences between Martian meteorites and rocks examined by a NASA rover can be explained if Mars had an oxygen-rich atmosphere 4000 million years ago—well before the rise of atmospheric oxygen on Earth ...
Ten years at Mars: New global views plot the red planet's history
(Phys.org) —New global maps of Mars released on the 10th anniversary of the launch of ESA's Mars Express trace the history of water and volcanic activity on the Red Planet, and identify sites of special ...