mars history

Could Martian atmospheric samples teach us more about the Red Planet than surface samples?

NASA is actively working to return surface samples from Mars in the next few years, which they hope will help…

1 day ago

Mars Once had Enough Water for a Planet-Wide Ocean 300 Meters Deep

New research has shown that Mars may have been covered in a worldwide ocean when Earth was still covered in…

2 years ago

Martian Features Were Carved by Glaciers, not Flowing Rivers

Orbiters are giving us a chance to study the surface of Mars closely, and some of the features that pop…

4 years ago

Mars Was Hit By a Lot of Protoplanets Early in its History, Taking Longer to Form than Previously Thought.

There are around 61,000 meteorites on Earth, or at least that's how many have been found. Out of those, about…

4 years ago

Did Cirrus Clouds Help Keep Early Mars Warm & Wet?

The presence of cirrus clouds in the early Martian atmosphere may have helped it stay warm enough for liquid water.

8 years ago

Night of the Red Planet: Mars Opposition 2014 Coming Soon!

Mars attacks and comes to a night sky near you this month, and the folks at the Virtual Telescope Project…

10 years ago