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Life on Mars?
Researchers from Hungary have discovered embedded organic material in a Martian meteorite found in the late 1970s. (2019-04-04)
NASA Ppotects its super heroes from space weather
When astronauts travel in space they can't see or even feel radiation. (2017-08-17)
Mars is emerging from an ice age
Radar measurements of Mars' polar ice caps reveal that the mostly dry, dusty planet is emerging from an ice age, following multiple rounds of climate change. (2016-05-26)
NASA leverages proven technologies to build agency's first planetary wind lidar
NASA scientists have found a way to adapt a handful of recently developed technologies to build a new instrument that could give them what they have yet to obtain: never-before-revealed details about the winds on Mars and ultimately Titan, Saturn's largest moon. (2018-02-08)
Why are there different 'flavors' of iron around the Solar System?
New work from Carnegie's Stephen Elardo and Anat Shahar shows that interactions between iron and nickel under the extreme pressures and temperatures similar to a planetary interior can help scientists understand the period in our Solar System's youth when planets were forming and their cores were created. (2017-02-20)
Mars' surface water: We finally know what happened--SFU study
An international study co-led by SFU researcher Brendan Dyck has revealed that the sun may not have evaporated away all of Mars' surface water after all. (2017-12-21)
Life in world's driest desert seen as sign of potential life on Mars
For the first time, researchers have seen life rebounding in the world's driest desert, demonstrating that it could also be lurking in the soils of Mars. (2018-02-26)
The Red Planet is severely gassed out
New measurements of Mars' thin atmosphere show that most of it has been lost to space due to bombardment from solar wind; this was the likely driver of the transition in Martian climate from an early, warm, wet environment to today's cold, dry, thin atmosphere. (2017-03-30)
What happens to our muscles during spaceflight and when living on Mars?
The inactivity of astronauts during spaceflights presents a significant risk to their muscles, says a new study in The Journal of Physiology. (2018-04-17)
Mars exhumes methane on a seasonal cycle, Curiosity reveals; rover also detects ancient organic matter
Data from the Curiosity rover, part of two separate studies, furthers scientists' understanding of methane on Mars -- suggesting some of it may be trapped in water-based crystals -- and identifies additional carbon-bearing molecules, central to understanding processes and conditions on the planet. (2018-06-07)
UNH Researchers find space radiation is increasingly more hazardous
UNH Researchers Find Space Radiation is Increasingly More Hazardous. (2018-03-15)
UH research finds evidence of 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars
Analysis of a Martian meteorite found in Africa in 2012 has uncovered evidence of at least 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars. (2017-02-01)
Elon Musk's vision to colonize Mars updated in New Space
In 'Making Life Multi-Planetary' Elon Musk, CEO and Lead Designer at SpaceX, presents the updated design for the Big Falcon Rocket, the powerful rocket intended to propel a newly modified space vehicle to the International Space Station and beyond to fulfill his vision for establishing a human presence on Mars. (2018-03-26)
Powerful new tool for looking for life beyond Earth
NASA has developed an innovative new spectroscopy instrument to aid the search for extraterrestrial life. (2017-12-20)
Novel insights into the heart health benefits of cocoa flavanols and procyanidins
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition adds to the body of data demonstrating that bioactive compounds found in cocoa can keep the heart healthy -- but two types of bioactives called flavanols and procyanidins behave differently in the body. (2018-10-26)
You too can learn to farm on Mars!
Scientists at Washington State University and the University of Idaho are helping students figure out how to farm on Mars, much like astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, attempts in the critically acclaimed movie 'The Martian.' (2015-10-20)
As Andean glacier retreats, tiny life forms swiftly move in, CU-Boulder study shows
A University of Colorado at Boulder team working at 16,400 feet in the Peruvian Andes has discovered how barren soils uncovered by retreating glacier ice can swiftly establish a thriving community of microbes, setting the table for lichens, mosses and alpine plants. (2008-09-08)
SwRI scientists discover evidence of ice age at martian north pole
Using radar data collected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a Southwest Research Institute-led team found evidence of an ice age recorded in the polar deposits of Mars. (2016-05-26)
Does Mars have rings? Not right now, but maybe one day
Purdue researchers developed a model that suggests that debris that was pushed into space from an asteroid or other body slamming into Mars around 4.3 billion years ago and alternates between becoming a planetary ring and clumping up to form a moon. (2017-03-20)
Mars and Venus are surprisingly similar
Using two ESA spacecraft, planetary scientists are watching the atmospheres of Mars and Venus being stripped away into space. (2008-03-05)
The world's oldest bacteria
A research team has for the first time ever discovered DNA from living bacteria that are more than half a million years old. (2007-08-27)
Foot-dragging Mars rover finds Yellowstone-like hot spring deposits
A mineral-scouting camera designed at ASU pointed scientists toward an ancient Martian hydrothermal system like those in Yellowstone National Park. (2008-05-22)
Artificial intelligence boosts science from Mars
Artificial intelligence being used at the European Space Operations Center is giving a powerful boost to ESA's Mars Express as it searches for signs of past or present life on the Red Planet. (2008-04-29)
Scientist's work may provide answer to martian mountain mystery
By seeing which way the wind blows, a University of Texas at Dallas fluid dynamics expert has helped propose a solution to a Martian mountain mystery. (2018-01-11)
ASU professor Davies addresses why we have yet to find extraterrestrial life
Are we alone in the universe? Few questions have captured the public imagination more than this. (2018-02-16)
Experts explain origins of topographic relief on Earth, Mars and Titan
The surfaces of Earth, Mars, and Titan, Saturn's largest moon, have all been scoured by rivers. (2017-05-19)
How hard did it rain on Mars?
Heavy rain on Mars reshaped the planet's impact craters and carved out river-like channels in its surface billions of years ago, according to a new study published in Icarus. (2017-05-16)
Life under extreme drought conditions
The core region of the Atacama Desert is one of the most arid places on earth. (2018-02-26)
Bursts of methane may have warmed early Mars
The presence of water on ancient Mars is a paradox. (2017-01-24)
Scientists shrink chemistry lab to seek evidence of life on Mars
An international team of scientists has created a tiny chemistry lab for a rover that will drill beneath the Martian surface looking for signs of past or present life. (2018-05-24)
A bewildering form of dune on Mars
Researchers have discovered a type of dune on Mars intermediate in size between tiny ripples and wavier dunes, and unlike anything seen on Earth. (2016-06-30)
HKU scientist makes key discoveries in the search for life on Mars
Dr. Joseph Michalski and his colleagues have published papers recently that cast increased doubt on the idea of surface life evolving on Mars. (2018-02-06)
NASA's MAVEN reveals Mars has metal in its atmosphere
Mars has electrically charged metal atoms (ions) high in its atmosphere, according to new results from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft. (2017-04-10)
Microbes living in a toxic volcanic lake could hold clues to life on Mars
Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered microbes living in one of the harshest environments on Earth. (2018-05-02)
Volcanic activity shaped Mercury after all
A research team led by Brown University planetary geologist James Head has determined that volcanism played a central role in forming Mercury's surface. (2008-07-03)
Digging deeper into Mars
Scientists continue to unravel the mystery of life on Mars by investigating evidence of water in the planet's soil. (2016-07-25)
Mars Express mission controllers ready for NASA Phoenix landing
ESA's Mars Express mission control team are ready to monitor Phoenix's critical entry, descent and landing onto the Martian surface on May 26, 2008. (2008-05-20)
Multiple sites rich in water ice found on Mars
Erosion on Mars is exposing deposits of water ice, starting at depths as shallow as one to two meters below the surface and extending 100 meters or more. (2018-01-11)
Viruses are everywhere, maybe even in space
Viruses are the most abundant and one of the least understood biological entities on Earth. (2018-01-18)
Mars rocks may harbor signs of life from four billion years ago
Iron-rich rocks near ancient lake sites on Mars could hold vital clues that show life once existed there, research suggests. (2018-05-25)
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