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Mars Rover Powers Down During Dust Storm—But It's Not Dead Yet
A huge dust cloud has swallowed up a quarter of the red planet's surface, threatening NASA's Opportunity rover.
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Building Blocks of Life Found on Mars
Two landmark discoveries reveal organic carbon on the red planet, shaping the future hunt for life on Mars.
Meet the Crews Preparing for Human Life on Mars loading...
Meet the Crews Preparing for Human Life on Mars
A photographer shows us what it's like training to live on the red planet.
Are Marsquakes Anything Like Earthquakes? NASA Is About to Find Out. loading...
Are Marsquakes Anything Like Earthquakes? NASA Is About to Find Out.
A new spacecraft that just launched will investigate why and how much the red planet rumbles.
There's Only One Way For Humanity to Survive. Go To Mars. loading...
There's Only One Way For Humanity to Survive. Go To Mars.
Futurist Michio Kaku sees humans doing ballet on Mars and projecting their brains into the cosmos. And aliens? Oh, they're coming.
Weird Life Found in Earth's Driest Soil loading...
Weird Life Found in Earth's Driest Soil
Extreme microbes detected in the hyper-arid Atacama Desert hint at the ways organisms might eke out a living in the Martian underground.
Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars loading...
Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars
New NASA images show layers of ice peeking out of eroded cliffs—a potential boon for future humans on the red planet.
Earthworms Reproduce In Simulated Mars Soil—A First loading...
Earthworms Reproduce In Simulated Mars Soil—A First
Scientists hope that common earthworms could one day be used to help humans grow crops on the red planet.
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Snow Falls on Mars in the Summer
The red planet gets a dusting from unexpected bursts of snow flurries, according to new atmospheric simulations.
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A Martian rover may be in its final days after becoming bogged in Martian sands, unable to move into position to recharge its solar batteries. Can NASA’s engineers free it before time runs out?

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