NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Completes Deep-Dip Maneuver on Mars

Between February 10 and 18, the probe moved stunningly close to Mars and studied the lower end of its upper atmosphere
by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2015
 

Bizarre Plumes on Mars Have Scientists Scratching Their Heads

The plumes, caught on camera on several occasions, sometimes rise to altitudes of over 250 kilometers (155 miles)
by Laura Sinpetru, February 17th, 2015
 

Mars' South Polar Ice Cap Looks like a Space Cappuccino

The red- and brown-hued landscapes in this corner of the planet look just like chocolate and caramel
by Laura Sinpetru, February 11th, 2015
Eons Ago, a Moon-Sized Object Likely Crashed into Mars

Eons Ago, a Moon-Sized Object Likely Crashed into Mars

by Laura Sinpetru, January 29th, 2015
The impact was so powerful that it birthed an ocean of magma covering the planet's entire southern hemisphere
 

Watch: NASA Has a Mars Helicopter in the Works

The idea is to use such a rotorcraft to look over slopes, hills and even rocks that regular rovers can't see beyond
by Laura Sinpetru, January 23rd, 2015
 

NASA and Microsoft Team Up to Virtually Explore Mars in 3D

Working together, NASA and Microsoft scientists will develop a 3D simulation of the Martian environment
by Laura Sinpetru, January 23rd, 2015
 

Rocks on Mars Kind of, Sort of Look like an Ancient Cat Statue

The rocks were photographed by the Curiosity rover, some say they prove an entire civilization once thrived on Mars
by Laura Sinpetru, January 21st, 2015
 

Watch: Raw Images of the Beagle 2 Lander Lost on Mars in 2003

The Beagle 2 lander reached the surface of the Red Planet on December 25, 2003, was never seen or heard from since
by Laura Sinpetru, January 20th, 2015
The Beagle Has Landed: Spacecraft Lost on Mars in 2003 Finally Found

The Beagle Has Landed: Spacecraft Lost on Mars in 2003 Finally Found

by Laura Sinpetru, January 17th, 2015
The Beagle 2 lander reached the Red Planet on December 25, 2003, researchers lost contact with it the very same day
 

NASA's Curiosity Rover Readies to Drill into Martian Rock

This week, the Curiosity rover will merely prick the rock in an attempt to determine whether deep drilling is feasible
by Laura Sinpetru, January 16th, 2015
 

Why We Are Searching for Signs of Life on Mars of All Planets

There are eight planets in the Solar System, yet it’s Mars alone scientists are exploring in the hope of finding life
by Laura Sinpetru, January 11th, 2015
 

Signs of Life on Mars: Odd Rocks Might Have Been Shaped by Microbes

Images obtained by the Curiosity rover show rocks on Mars resemble terrestrial structures modeled by microorganisms
by Laura Sinpetru, January 9th, 2015
 

Plants Might Land on Mars Long Before We Do, No Joke

Come 2018, not-for-profit organization Mars One plans to land a teeny tiny, self-contained greenhouse on the Red Planet
by Laura Sinpetru, January 7th, 2015
 

Insanely Sensitive Detector Promises to Zoom In on the Motion of Alien Life

The detector is so sensitive it can isolate and pin down vibration signatures produced by individual cells
by Laura Sinpetru, December 30th, 2014
 
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