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  • Puffy clouds, blue water: NASA video depicts Mars 4 billion years ago

    Puffy clouds, blue water: NASA video depicts Mars 4 billion years ago
    Don’t be fooled – this epic video of plump clouds, clear lakes and gorgeous landscapes isn’t from some remote vacation spot on Earth. This could be what Mars looked like about 4 billion years ago, NASA scientists say. The video...
  • Could Mars have supported life after loss of thick atmosphere?

    NASA’s Mars 2020 rover, charged with looking for past life on the planet, probably won’t be finding any signs of current – or even recent – activity, if the Curiosity rover's discoveries are any indication. But scientists for the...
  • Watch: Curiosity's journey on Mars, in just two minutes

    Watch: Curiosity's journey on Mars, in just two minutes
    What's it like to be the Curiosity Rover on Mars? Watch this video and you'll find out. The two-minute video, released by NASA to celebrate the anniversary of the rover's first year on Mars, is composed of 548 images, all taken by the black-and-white...
  • 100,000 people apply for a one-way trip to Mars

    Mars One wants to send humans on a one-way trip to the Red Planet in 2022. Four individuals will be selected out of the more than 100,000 that have already applied, according to the Dutch nonprofit. But would members of such an expedition, estimated to...
  • Russian moon rover holds driving record; can Mars rover break it?

    Russian moon rover holds driving record; can Mars rover break it?
    Looks like the Mars rover Opportunity has a few miles more to go before it can break the record for longest off-world driving distance of any rover from Earth. Scientists using NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera have snapped images of the...
  • JPL scientists hold party to mark Curiosity's first year on Mars

    JPL scientists hold party to mark Curiosity's first year on Mars
    Listening to NASA employees talk about spacecraft is a lot like listening to a group of parents discuss their children. “Spitzer turns 10 this year, if anyone wants to cover it,” said Whitney Clavin, press officer for NASA’s Jet...
  • NASA scientist calls Curiosity's first year on Mars 'awesome'

    NASA scientist calls Curiosity's first year on Mars 'awesome'
    On the first anniversary of NASA's rover Curiosity's touchdown in Gale Crater, Mars Science Laboratory lead scientist John Grotzinger says the team has a lot to be thankful for — and much more to look forward to. The Caltech geologist spoke with The...
  • Curiosity survives freshman year on Mars. What's next?

    Curiosity survives freshman year on Mars. What's next?
    NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity celebrated its first year this week since landing on the Red Planet, and scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have been looking back on the year since its nail-biting arrival with the "seven minutes of terror." The...
  • Curiosity sings 'Happy Birthday' to celebrate first year on Mars

    Curiosity sings 'Happy Birthday' to celebrate first year on Mars
    Think those tools aboard NASA’s rover Curiosity are only good for sniffing out argon isotopes and drilling into mysterious rocks? Wait till you hear this: A 'Happy Birthday' song played by Curiosity’s very own Sample Analysis at Mars...
  • Rover test results show reduced chance of finding microbes on Mars

    Rover test results show reduced chance of finding microbes on Mars
    The most high-fidelity search for methane on Mars has turned up none, a result that significantly reduces the chances of finding microbial life on the Red Planet. The highly awaited results of tests conducted by NASA’s Curiosity rover do not...
  • India set to launch Mars mission, provoking criticism over cost

    NEW DELHI — India is set to launch a space mission to Mars on Tuesday that, if successful, would beat China to the punch, although some wonder whether the undertaking is the best use of money when many Indians lack food, clean water or basic...