Climate change isn't an exclusively Earth-side affair. New analyses of gulley patterning carved into the sides of some of Mars' largest impact craters has revealed that the Red Planet underwent many instances of severe climate shifting, including several ice ages, within the last two million years.
NASA still has two functioning rovers rolling around the Red Planet's surface, poking at Martian rocks and dust. However, experts may not have to wait until astronauts set foot on Mars to see these rocks for themselves. A new spectroscopic analysis of the "Black Beauty" meteorite, on Earth, has revealed that it is very likely a chunk of Mars' crust dating back to an impact 4.4 billion years ago.
No, we're not talking about Martian life being still around today. However, an exceptionally detailed analysis of photos from NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has recently been getting a lot of attention, as one expert believes she has identified evidence of ancient microbial life on the Red Planet.
An ancient rock from a Martian meteorite that fell to Earth some 13 thousand years ago is finally revealing its secrets, astonishingly showing signs that there was once water on Mars, a new study says.
Mars is a dead world. It may have once been home to water and life, but experts have been fairly certain that the Red Planet is now nothing more than a grave frozen in time - a snapshot of what would happen to Earth if it was ever stripped of its atmospheric protections. However, new data from NASA's Curiosity rover has revealed that the planet is still a bit active, at least on a chemical level.
Mars is home to the largest known canyon system in our solar system, and while the jury is still out on what exactly formed these canyons - be it water or lava - we do finally know what helped form the unusually hilly geological formations that can be found in their depths.
NASA's Curiosity Rover found clues of an ancient lake on Mars, shedding light on how water shaped this Martian landscape, new research explains.
Volcanoes may have warmed Mars enough to harbor liquid water - but only for tens or hundreds of years at a time, according to a new study.
Just last month, the comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) whipped by Mars within 88,000 miles of the planet. And while that may not sound too close, debris from the comet still had a shocking effect on the Red Planet's thin atmosphere.
It seems we finally have proof that anything guys can do, girls can do better. One NASA guinea pig who spent four months in a simulation that attempted to replicate life on the Red Planet says women are better suited for a mission to Mars.
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft arrived at Mars and entered its orbit roughly three weeks ago, and it has now provided scientists their first look at the Red Planet's upper atmosphere.
NASA is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip that will travel to destinations beyond the low-Earth orbit, including Mars, aboard the Orion spacecraft's first flight.
It's CME week for NASA, and that means the space agency will be pumping out a lot of amazing imagery for the public. That includes a stunning video that shows what Mars may have looked like as it transformed from a watery vista to the desolate and cold planet we see today. One theory even suggests that intense CMEs helped cause this drastic change - a theory that may not be wrong.
Other space faring nations may want to take a page out of the Indian Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) playbook. The Indian spacecraft Mangalyaan successfully inserted itself into orbit Wednesday morning. Stunningly, the nation did this at a tenth of the cost of a NASA or European mission, causing some to question just how they did it.