This low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called "Buckskin" on lower Mount Sharp. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars

NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet…

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Mars seen by Viking. NASA / USGS

Our rover could discover life on Mars – here’s what it would take to prove it

Our rover could discover life on Mars – here’s what it would take to prove it Mars seen by Viking. NASA / USGS Claire Cousins,…

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The Wdowiak Ridge on Mars as seen by NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.

Research on clay formation could have implications for how to search for life on Mars

Research on clay formation could have implications for how to search for life on Mars The Wdowiak Ridge on Mars as seen by NASA’s Mars…

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A NASA radio on Europe's Trace Gas Orbiter, which reached Mars in October 2016, has succeeded in its first test of receiving data from NASA Mars rovers, both Opportunity and Curiosity. This graphic depicts the geometry of the relay from Opportunity to the orbiter, which then sent the data to Earth. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA

NASA Radio on Europe’s New Mars Orbiter Aces Relay Test

NASA Radio on Europe’s New Mars Orbiter Aces Relay Test Data from each of the two rovers active on Mars reached Earth last week in…

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This comparison of before-and-after images shows two spots that likely appeared in connection with the Oct. 19, 2016, Mars arrival of the European Space Agency's Schiaparelli test lander. The images are from the Context Camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Camera on Mars Orbiter Shows Signs of Latest Mars Lander Schiaparelli

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Artist's impression visualising the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and its entry, descent and landing demonstrator module, Schiaparelli, approaching Mars. The separation is scheduled to occur on 16 October 2016, about seven months after launch. Schiaparelli is set to enter the martian atmosphere on 19 October, while TGO will enter orbit around Mars. Image Credit: ESA/ATG medialab

ExoMars arrives at the Red Planet

ExoMars arrives at the Red Planet The ExoMars 2016 mission will enter orbit around the Red Planet on 19 October. At the same time, its…

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