For some time now, scientists have been trying to determine whether the Red Planet once held water suitable for life, and now new research adds to the growing evidence, finding that belts of glaciers on Mars boast enough water to flood the entire planet.
No, scientists won't be asking you to age Mars off the top of your head, but they will be asking for your help in work that could settle how exactly old the Red Planet's current surface is once and for all.
Ever wonder what Mars smells like? Researchers have long known that the average aroma of a planet can tell you a lot about its atmosphere. Now, experts are commanding the Mars curiosity rover to take a long sniff of the Red Planet's 'body odor' to learn more about its history.
Scientists have discovered signs of ancient water activity on Mars in a now- dried up lake system, adding to growing evidence that the Red Planet was once habitable for life, according to a new study.
The Energizer bunny has some serious competition when it comes to things that just won't quit. I'm talking about NASA's Opportunity Mars rover, which successfully finished traveling the equivalent of an Olympic marathon, covering a stunning 26.219 miles (about 42 km) as of Tuesday.
The final preparations are underway to put a Russian and American astronaut into space for a full year - an important step as each country's respective space agencies prepare to move humanity's explorers into deeper space.
It seems that despite the fact that humanity has had orbiters in the sky and landers on the Martian surface since the 1970s, the Red Planet is still full of surprises. A new Mars orbiter sent by NASA has now noticed not one, but two unexpected phenomena in the planet's atmosphere: an unexplained high-altitude dust cloud and an unusual aurora.
It's ok Curiosity, you can finally relax your arm. According to NASA, the Mars rover known as Curiosity has been holding still for several days for fear of sparking disaster after a short-circuit was detected in one of its drilling arms. Now, the agency is reporting that the rover can go back to business as usual as early as next week.
Scientists have developed a new energy device that harnesses carbon dioxide in such a way that it could power life on Mars, according to a new study.
Researchers have determined that a primitive ocean on Mars may have once held more water than is currently found in Earth's vast Arctic Ocean. This paints a very different picture from the dusty Red Planet that we know today, and raises questions about where all that water could have gone.
NASA mission directors have announced that the Curiosity Mars rover will be out of commission for a spell as engineers remotely work out what triggered an onboard fault protection action that halted important experimental procedures. NASA assures us that the rover is down, but not out.
NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover is snapping selfies of itself again, with its latest photo revealing the breathtaking red dunes and dust of Pahrump Hills, the location of its latest geological endeavors.
It's been more than two months since NASA's premier Orion spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after a flawless - not to mention its very first - test flight. Now important data from that flight is coming in, and NASA's engineers and partners are already hard at work constructing and improving the next Orion for a second flight.
A mysterious blob-like plume has risen from Mars' surface again and again, and researchers are still struggling to understand what exactly it could be.