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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The hunt for life on Mars: new findings on rock ‘chimneys’ could hold key to success

The hunt for life on Mars: new findings on rock ‘chimneys’ could hold key to success Alexander Brasier, University of Aberdeen; David Wacey, University of…

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Long’s Peak framed by rock outcrop, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Roy Luck, CC BY

Nitrogen from rock could fuel more plant growth around the world – but not enough to prevent climate change

Nitrogen from rock could fuel more plant growth around the world – but not enough to prevent climate change Long’s Peak framed by rock outcrop,…

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This view of a portion of the Eridania region of Mars shows blocks of deep-basin deposits that have been surrounded and partially buried by younger volcanic deposits. The image was taken by the Context Camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and covers an area about 12 miles wide. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Mars Study Yields Clues to Possible Cradle of Life

Mars Study Yields Clues to Possible Cradle of Life The discovery of evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars identifies an area on the…

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View of Yellowknife Bay Formation, with Drilling Sites IMAGE CREDIT: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/MSSS

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Sharpens Paradox of Ancient Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Sharpens Paradox of Ancient Mars Mars scientists are wrestling with a problem. Ample evidence says ancient Mars was sometimes wet, with water…

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