Scientists have announced that massive lava flows instead of water could have created the "canali" on Mars' equatorial region, revealing a bit more about the evolution of this planet.
The British space scientist Colin Pillinger, best known for his failed attempt in 2003 to put a spacecraft called Beagle 2 on Mars, has died at the age of 70, fellow scientists said.
Scientists are concerned that micro-organisms from Earth could potentially contaminate and invade Mars, surviving even under the harsh environmental conditions.
As the Mars rover Curiosity continues its trek across the Red Planet, it continues to make new discoveries. It's already found evidence of liquid water in the ancient past--but what about water during a more recent time?
Scientists may be learning a bit more about Mars' atmosphere by studying meteorites. They've examined 40 of these space rocks that fell to Earth from the Red Planet and have unlocked the secrets of the ancient Martian atmosphere.
There will be a rare alignment of the sun, Mars and Earth tonight called "an opposition," which should provide some good viewing for those who want to see the rare site.
According to Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, establishing a permanent presence beyond Earth is the first step humans will take towards the “divergence into a new species”. Plans to visit and even colonise Mars are no longer the subject of science fiction novels.
NASA's decade-old Mars rover, Opportunity, has found evidence that life-friendly fresh water once pooled on the red planet's surface, reinforcing similar discoveries made by newcomer Curiosity on the other side of the planet, scientists said on Thursday.
Scientists are stumped as to how a rock mysteriously appeared in images taken two weeks apart by NASA's Mars rover Opportunity.
Determining the age of rocks is an important part of finding out more about a planet. That's why researchers have determined ages of rocks from planetary bodies in the past. Yet these experiments have always been conducted on Earth. Now, researchers have successfully determined the age of a Martian ...
The data from NASA's Mars Curiosity rover is revealing new information each and every day. Now, scientists have shown that they've received the first detailed radiation measurements from the surface of the Red Planet.
There may have once been an ancient lake on Mars. Not only that, but this lake may have once been able to support life. Data from NASA's Mars Curiosity rover mission has revealed the new features and has opened up the possibility that Martians may have once existed.