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October 19, 2017

Meltwater From Glaciers May Have Flowed on Ancient Mars

A study suggests that past temperatures on Mars could have sometimes peaked just above freezing, allowing meltwater to carve out distinctive features. The wet past of […]
March 7, 2017

Martian Meteorites Could Reveal That the Red Planet Was Wetter Than We Thought

Researchers simulated conditions that occur when a piece of the planet is ejected into space, and their findings could alter assumptions about the water budget of […]
February 7, 2017

NASA’s Rover Curiosity Reveals Something Weird About Mars’ Ancient Atmosphere

The mystery of how Mars could have once had water flowing on its surface has deepened — the Red Planet‘s early atmosphere likely possessed hundreds of […]
January 24, 2017

NASA's Curiosity finds new water evidence in possible cracked mud

If true, it’ll be the first mud confirmed by the rover. NASA’s four-year-old Curiosity rover spent 2016 discovering new clues to Mars‘ history, including veins potentially […]
January 24, 2017

NASA’s Curiosity finds new water evidence in possible cracked mud

If true, it’ll be the first mud confirmed by the rover. NASA’s four-year-old Curiosity rover spent 2016 discovering new clues to Mars‘ history, including veins potentially […]
July 21, 2016

NASA Establishes Institute to Explore New Ways to Protect Astronauts

NASA is joining with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston to operate a new institute charged with researching and developing innovative approaches to reduce risks to […]
June 24, 2016

Unexpected discovery on Mars may revolutionize planet’s history

Scientists have come across tridymite, a fully unexpected mineral recently found on Mars which promises to explain how the planet evolved and gives hope to determine […]
February 3, 2016

Nasa is running out of plutonium for spacecraft, but a new plan could help

The deptartment of energy has an idea that could double production… NASA is running out of plutonium. The space agency uses Pu-238 to fuel many of […]
February 1, 2016

Curiosity rover snaps selfie on Mars

From red carpets to shopping malls to Parliament Hill, the ubiquitous “selfie” has become a nearly unavoidable facet to life on Earth. And now, thanks to […]