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Martian Clouds Might Start with Meteor Trails Through the Atmosphere

On Earth, clouds form when enough droplets of water condense out of the air. And those droplets require a tiny…

4 weeks ago

Earth has a Water Cycle. Mars has a Dust Cycle

To say there are some myths circulating about Martian dust storms would be an understatement. Mars is known for its…

4 weeks ago

Ceres is a Strange Place, Including a Volcanic Peak 4,000 Meters High Made From Bubbling Salt Water, Mud and Rock

Ceres, at almost 1,000 km (620 miles) in diameter, is the largest body in the asteroid belt. Between 2015 and…

1 month ago

Different Conditions From Earth Drive the Movement of Sand Dunes on Mars

Mars is a sandy planet and the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has given us tons of…

2 months ago

There’s Evidence that Mars is Still Volcanically Active

A new study shows that Mars may very well be volcanically active. Nobody's seen direct evidence of volcanism; no eruptions…

5 months ago

There’s a Funny Cloud on Mars, Perched Right at the Arsia Mons Volcano. Don’t Get Too Excited, Though, it’s not an Eruption

This 1500km long cloud on Mars is formed by the size and shape of Arsia Mons, but it's not related…

9 months ago

A Tiny Motor on Curiosity was one of the First Instruments to Notice the Global Martian Dust Storm

A tiny actuator on a sample arm on the Curiosity rover gave the first indication that a storm on the…

10 months ago

Good News For The Search For Life, The Trappist System Might Be Rich In Water

Scientists have been hard at work trying to determine the densities of the TRAPPIST-1 planets, and it looks like water…

1 year ago

Mars Had Way More Water on its Surface Than We Thought

A new study suggests that Mars had a much larger ocean than previously thought. However, we can't understand how the…

2 years ago

Four Candidates For Planet 9 Located

A concentrated three-day search for a mysterious, unseen planet in the far reaches of our own solar system has yielded…

2 years ago