Planet Earth Formed from a Cosmic Ocean of Infinitesimal Pebbles

New study explains how asteroids are born and grow bigger, also sheds light on the origin of our home planet
by Laura Sinpetru, April 23rd, 2015

Mars Believed to Hold Liquid Water Just Under Its Surface

Even if this were true, the presence of liquid water on Mars does not proof of alien life make, scientists say
by Laura Sinpetru, April 14th, 2015

Fashionable Mars Wears Belts of Frozen Water, Scientists Find

Study reveals Mars has belts of glaciers hidden under its surface both in its southern and in its northern hemisphere
by Laura Sinpetru, April 9th, 2015

Network of Mineral Veins on Mars' Mount Sharp Looks Positively Stunning

The veins, imaged by NASA's Curiosity rover during a hike, comprise minerals deposited by fluids on the Martian surface
by Laura Sinpetru, April 3rd, 2015

Watch: NASA Showcases Super Cool Flying Saucer

The space vehicle, dubbed the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, is expected to one day help land crews on Mars
by Laura Sinpetru, April 1st, 2015
NASA Wants to Visit Asteroid, Kidnap One of the Boulders on Its Surface

NASA Wants to Visit Asteroid, Kidnap One of the Boulders on Its Surface

by Laura Sinpetru, March 26th, 2015
Once captured, the space boulder will be made to orbit the Moon and serve as a playground for astronauts

Now Dry and Barren Mars Was Once Habitable, New Evidence Indicates

Mind you, the fact that Mars might have been habitable in its early days does not mean it undoubtedly hosted life
by Laura Sinpetru, March 25th, 2015

NASA Finally Agrees on Landing Site for Its Next Mars Lander

The lander, dubbed InSight, is expected to reach the surface of the Red Planet sometime in September 2016
by Laura Sinpetru, March 7th, 2015

Eons Ago, a Mammoth Ocean Occupied Mars' Northern Hemisphere

Astronomers believe this primitive ocean was big enough to cover nearly half of the hemisphere, also quite deep
by Laura Sinpetru, March 6th, 2015

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
Destiny Prepares Mars Art and Science Tour for Friday

Destiny Prepares Mars Art and Science Tour for Friday

by Andrei Dumitrescu, February 18th, 2015
Gamers will learn more from a world art team leader

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

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

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
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