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Mars’ North Pole is Doing the Dust Storms Thing Again

It's easy to take for granted the detailed, almost real-time knowledge of Mars that we have at our fingertips. After…

1 week ago

Where Does Mars’ Methane Go? New Study Provides Possible Answer, with Implications in the Search for Life.

A new study from Aarhus University offers new insight into what is making Mars' methane "disappear" - with serious implications…

2 weeks ago

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…

1 month ago

The Global Dust Storm that Ended Opportunity Helped Teach us how Mars Lost its Water

The enduring, and maybe endearing, mystery around Mars is what happened to its water? We can say with near-certainty now,…

3 months ago

ExoMars Has Sent Back its First Images From Mars

ExoMars mission's Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) recently sent back its very first image, which shows the ice-covered edge of the…

1 year ago

Mars Express Captures Mars’ Moving Bow Shock

A team of European scientists analyzed five years worth of Mars Express data, which revealed interesting things about how its…

2 years ago

Asteroid Strikes on Mars Spun Out Supersonic Tornadoes that Scoured the Surface

According to a new study from Brown University, impacts on Mars could have triggered supersonic storms that scoured the surface

2 years ago

What is the Weather like on Mars?

Martian weather is both fascinating and extreme, involving such things as dry ice snows, planet-wide dust storms, and aurorae.

2 years ago

Winged Telescope Detects Martian Atomic Oxygen

The airborne observatory SOFIA has detected atomic oxygen in Mars' upper atmosphere. It's been 40 years since oxygen has been…

3 years ago