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Beautiful Image of Ice at Mars’ Northern Polar Cap

A new image from the ESA's Mars Express spacecraft shows how beautiful, and desolate, Mars can appear. It also highlights…

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Mars Has Auroras Too, We Just Can’t See Them

Our eyes can't see them, but Martian auroras are there, and more commonplace than we once thought. The Martian auroras…

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Mars Express Takes Photos of Phobos as it Flies Past

The ESA's Mars Express Orbiter is no stranger to the Martian moon Phobos. The spacecraft was launched in June 2003…

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IKEA’s New Collection is Inspired by the Challenges of Living on Mars

The Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) is a simulated Martian habitat in Utah. It's owned by the Mars Society, and…

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Landslides Work Differently on Mars, and Now We Might Know Why

Some landslides, both here on Earth and on Mars, behave in a puzzling way: They flow a lot further than…

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When Martian Storms Really Get Going, they Create Towers of Dust 80 Kilometers High

When a huge dust storm on Mars—like the one in 2018—reaches its full power, it can turn into a globe-bestriding…

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NASA Supercomputer Simulates the Weather on Mars

The Martian atmosphere is a lot different than Earth's. It's over 95% carbon dioxide, and contains only trace amounts of…

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Using Bacteria to Build a Base on Mars

A researcher, whose work is supported by the ESA and NASA, has developed an idea for using bacteria to help…

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Scientists Search for Ancient Fossils in Australia, Practicing the Techniques They’ll Use on Mars

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover is heading to Mars soon to look for fossils. The ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars rover is heading to…

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Molecular Oxygen on Mars is Behaving Unusually Through the Seasons. A Sign of Life?

An atmospheric drama has been playing out on Mars lately. Up until now, the main actor has been methane, and…

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