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Methane on Mars is confirmed by NASA Methane on Mars is confirmed by NASA

NASA has confirmed the presence of methane on Mars after careful analysis of the data collected by the Curiosity rover over a period of 605 Martian days...

Rapidly-changing plumes in Mars’ atmosphere leave astronomers speechless Rapidly-changing plumes in Mars’ atmosphere leave astronomers speechless

Astronomers are baffled by images of plumes rising from Mars' atmosphere in images taken by amateur astronomers in March and April 2012. The plumes were present for about 10 days though their shapes and sizes changed rapidly during that time, from finger-like tendrils to spherical blobs...

Mars One astronaut selection chooses 100 candidates to start living on Mars Mars One astronaut selection chooses 100 candidates to start living on Mars

In its latest round of astronaut selection, Dutch non-profit Mars One has chosen 50 men and 50 women to continue competing for four spots in a one-way trip to Mars scheduled to launch in 2024...

Astronomers still struggle to identify enormous cloud-like plume on Mars Astronomers still struggle to identify enormous cloud-like plume on Mars

You may think that, being our closest planetary neighbor, we have Mars all figured out. However, a plume that has mystified scientists since 2012 proves that the Red Planet still holds plenty of mysteries...

Unsung hero: NASA Orbiter spends decade circling Mars 40,000 times Unsung hero: NASA Orbiter spends decade circling Mars 40,000 times

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter completed its 40,000th orbit of the planet of February 7. The orbiter has orbited the planet for the last 9 years, well beyond the two-year scope for its original mission...

Curiosity’s ‘hammer and chisel’ drill finds acidic rock on Mars’ Gale Crater Curiosity’s ‘hammer and chisel’ drill finds acidic rock on Mars’ Gale Crater

A second sample of rock drilled into and analyzed by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover on Gale Crater's Mount Sharp has been found to be more acidic than a previous sample taken from a nearby area...

Mars and Venus pair up this month for spectacular stargazing Mars and Venus pair up this month for spectacular stargazing

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NASA’s $18.5 billion budget prioritizes manned missions to Mars NASA’s $18.5 billion budget prioritizes manned missions to Mars

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden presented the White House's 2016 $18.5 billion budget request at an annual State of NASA presentation held today at the Kennedy Space Center...

Mars might not be the color you think it is Mars might not be the color you think it is

It appears that the common vision of Mars as a dusty, red planet may be a bit flawed. Okay, yes. The surface of the planet is most definitely still red...

NASA eyes helicopter drones on Mars to assist rovers NASA eyes helicopter drones on Mars to assist rovers

NASA's Mars rovers Opportunity and Curiosity have brought back a wealth of information to Earth, and now scientists are looking at a new type of unmanned vehicle to accompany a future mission: tiny helicopters...