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Ancient Zircon Minerals From Mars Reveal Its Elusive Internal Structure

The uranium-bearing mineral zircon is an abundant constituent of Earth's continental crust, providing information about the age and origin of the continents and large...

Escape from Mars: How water fled the red planet

Mars once had oceans but is now bone-dry, leaving many to wonder how the water was lost. University of Arizona researchers have discovered a...

Could Life on Mars Exist Deep Underground?

Recent science missions and results are bringing the search for life closer to home, and scientists at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard &...

Mars Helicopter Attached to NASA’s Perseverance Rover

With the launch period for NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover opening in 14 weeks, final preparations of the spacecraft continue at the Kennedy Space...

Organic Molecules Discovered, Consistent With Early Life on Mars

Organic compounds called thiophenes are found on Earth in coal, crude oil, and oddly enough, in white truffles, the mushroom beloved by epicureans and...

Curiosity Mars Rover Snaps Its Highest-Resolution Panorama Yet

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has captured its highest-resolution panorama yet of the Martian surface. Composed of more than 1,000 images taken during the 2019...

What Happens When You Die on Mars?

Death is inevitable. All things come to an end, as they say. And what comes from the earth, will always go back to its...

Newfound Martian Aurora Sheds Light on Mars’ Changing Climate

A type of Martian aurora first identified by NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft in 2016 is actually the most common form of aurora occurring on the Red Planet,...

Research Gives New Insight Into How Much Atmosphere Mars Lost

A key tracer used to estimate how much atmosphere Mars lost can change depending on the time of day and the surface temperature on...

Scientists Explore Australian Outback As a Testbed for Mars

This week, scientists from NASA's upcoming Mars 2020 mission joined their counterparts from the joint European-Russian ExoMars mission in an expedition to the Australian...

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