Water on Mars

The Waters Of Mars: New Map Shows Something Unexpected

by Elizabeth Howell July 9, 2014

Where did the water on Mars come from, and where did it go? This plot (sort of) formed the basis of one of the best Doctor Who episodes of the modern era, but in all seriousness, it is also driving scientists to examine the Red Planet over and over again. This means revisiting older information […]

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Mystery of the Martian ‘Jelly Doughnut’ Rock – Solved

by Ken Kremer February 15, 2014

The mystery of the world famous “Jelly Doughnut” rock on Mars has at last been solved by diligent mission scientists toiling away in dank research labs on Earth. The “Jelly Doughnut” rock achieved worldwide fame, or better yet infamy, when it suddenly appeared out of nowhere in pictures taken by NASA’s renowned Red Planet rover […]

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Martian Spacecraft Busts A Move To Glimpse Possible Water Flows

by Elizabeth Howell February 13, 2014

Just a few days ago, we posted about possibly salty water flows on Mars. Of note, the NASA press release noted, moisture is likely more prevalent in the morning and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter does most observations in the afternoon, local time. That’s too bad, we thought. But wait! It turns out that NASA Mars […]

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Are These Water Flows On Mars? Quite Possibly, New Observations Reveal

by Elizabeth Howell February 10, 2014

What a tangled web of water and water ice stories on Mars. There’s likely some underground. There’s definitely some at the north pole. And we are pretty certain water flowed there in the ancient past. But what about surface water today, right now, in the view of our many orbiting cameras at the Red Planet? […]

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Spirit Retrospective: Top Shots on 10th Year Since Mars Touchdown

by Ken Kremer January 5, 2014

Today it’s hard to imagine a Mars without Spirit. But a decade ago, NASA’s six wheeled Spirit rover was but a promise of great things to come. And her rich Martian scientific heritage we know today was but a dream yet to ensue Jan. 3 marks the 10th anniversary since her touchdown on Mars on […]

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