Mars

You’re Going to Need a Bigger Drill. The Best Place for Life on Mars is Deep, Deep Underground

New research has indicated that subterranean lakes could exist on Mars thanks to geothermal heating, which is where any life…

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If There’s Subsurface Water Across Mars, Where is it Safe to Land to Avoid Contamination?

If Mars is a potential home for alien life, can we land safely anywhere on the surface without introducing contamination…

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Astronauts Will be Able to Extract Fuel, Air, and Water From Martian Brine

A team of researchers have created an electrolyzer that could be a game-changer for exploration missions on Mars.

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This is Mawrth Vallis on Mars, and it’s Positively Bursting with Evidence of Past Water Action on Mars

Here on Earth, geologists seek out deep channels into Earth's rock, carved over the ages by flowing water. The exposed…

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Mars Might Have Lost its Water Quickly

Mars is an arid place, and aside from a tiny amount of water vapour in the atmosphere, all water exists…

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A High Resolution, Cross-Eyed Look at the Entire Surface of Mars

A group of amateur and professional astronomers have collaborated to create what may be the highest resolution global map of…

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There Might Be Water On All Rocky Planets

If you asked someone who was reasonably scientifically literate how Earth got its water, they'd likely tell you it came…

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The Driest Place on Earth Could Help Predict How Life Might be Surviving on Mars

Scientist find microbes in clay deposits beneath the Atacama desert, a good sign for missions looking for life on Mars

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One of the Terms of Service For Starlink is that You “Recognize Mars as a Free Planet”

In May of 2019, SpaceX began launching its Starlink constellation with the launch of its first 60 satellites. To date,…

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One Mars Trojan asteroid has the same chemical signature as the Earth’s moon

Mars has a trojan asteroid that could be a captured rock from the surface of the Moon.

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