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Meteorite points to past microbial habitats on Mars Meteorite points to past microbial habitats on Mars

Nakhla is a 1.3-billion-year-old meteorite that was blasted off of Mars by an impact and later crashed to Earth; as such, it is one of very few physical samples available that can help scientists to understand the long geological history of Mars...

After months of travel, NASA and Indian Space Research Organization probes about to reach Mars After months of travel, NASA and Indian Space Research Organization probes about to reach Mars

Late this month, two Mars-bound probes will reach their destination and enter orbit of the Red Planet. The first to arrive will be the Indian Space Research Organization’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), on September 14...

NASA developing sample-caching system for 2020 rover NASA developing sample-caching system for 2020 rover

According to SpaceNews.com, NASA is moving forward on its development of a specialized system for storing samples for the Mars 2020 rover...

Mars to be prominent in September evening sky Mars to be prominent in September evening sky

Mars will be visible in the evening sky throughout September, making conjunctions with prominent celestial objects including the Moon, Saturn, and the evening 's brightest stars...

Flash memory on Opportunity rover computer to be reformatted Flash memory on Opportunity rover computer to be reformatted

Still actively exploring Mars 10 years and eight months after landing, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity will have its flash memory reformatted next month...

Martian rock deemed unsuitable for Curiosity rover’s drilling Martian rock deemed unsuitable for Curiosity rover’s drilling

According to a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory statement, ground controllers on Earth have elected to send the Curiosity rover on its way rather than drill into a potential target rock...

Thigh bone on Mars? NASA weighs in Thigh bone on Mars? NASA weighs in

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover recently spotted a Red Planet rock that looks like a femur thigh bone...

Curiosity team seeks alternate route to Mars’ Mount Sharp after rover stalled Curiosity team seeks alternate route to Mars’ Mount Sharp after rover stalled

Slippery sand in the northeastern region of Mars' Hidden Valley is compelling the mission team for NASA's Curiosity rover to seek an alternate, better route to its Mount Sharp destination...

NASA orbiter gears up for comet’s passage near Mars NASA orbiter gears up for comet’s passage near Mars

NASA has adjusted its Mars Odyssey orbiter in order to match the timing of a comet as it passes extraordinarily close to the Red Planet on October 19. The precautionary measure, which saw Mars Odyssey fire its thrusters for five and a half seconds on Tuesday, will ensure that the spacecraft is on the opposite side of the planet when the Siding Spring comet flies by...

Award-winning science writer explores Mars Curiosity mission in latest book Award-winning science writer explores Mars Curiosity mission in latest book

Esteemed science writer Marc Kaufman’s latest book Mars Up Close takes an in-depth look at NASA’s Curiosity mission to the Red Planet and what the future might bring for humanity’s relationship with it...