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Life on Mars

Buddha Statue Spotted On Mars ... Or Is It Just A Rock Formation?

The Huffington Post | Lee Speigel | Posted 10.19.2015 | Weird News

A "Buddha"-like statue has been spotted on Mars (above image) and, according to the headline  on, it's "held up as 'proof' that int...

The Martian: Farming on Mars Is Not Science Fiction

Bruce Bugbee | Posted 10.02.2015 | Science
Bruce Bugbee

There are many challenges and many benefits of growing food on Mars. For a long-term mission, it isn't cost effective to haul food to Mars if we can grow it there. And with the reports of Martian salt water this week, we can start a biological life support system by filtering the salt out of the water that is already there.

'Christmas on Mars'

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 09.29.2015 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

Water on Mars! Highballs in time for the Holidays?

Liquid Water Found On Mars

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.28.2015 | Science

Mars has water on its surface, and it's in liquid form at least some of the time. NASA on Monday announced the results of a new study showin...

Here's The Truth About NASA's 'Woman On Mars'

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 08.11.2015 | Science

 It's a god-awful small affair, to the girl who's not even there.   A photo from the Mars Curiosity rover posted to NASA's Jet Propulsion L...

NASA Orbiter Discovers Glass On Mars

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.09.2015 | Science

Talk about shattering expectations! NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has circled the Red Planet more than 40,000 times since arriving there in 20...

Jacqueline Howard

Five Freaky Facts About Living On Mars | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.28.2015 | Science

What would life on Mars really be like? It would be hard, that's what. And amazing. There is no air or accessible water on the red planet, and ...

The Next Decade in Commercial Spaceflight

Kellie Gerardi | Posted 05.11.2015 | Science
Kellie Gerardi

We need to move beyond the "flags and footprints" missions and travel to space with the intent to stay, and Mars is our best bet. The good news is that the majority of the obstacles are economic, rather than engineering. The bad news is that it's a tough business case to close.

LOOK: Rover Spots Super-Strange Veins On Mars

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.03.2015 | Science

The discovery of strange, mineral veins on Mars has planetary scientists buzzing. And no wonder: the find may shed new light on the Red Planet's water...

Is This A Dragon Skull On Mars?

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.21.2015 | Weird News

No. No, this is probably not a dragon skull on Mars, and we're not going to pretend to give it consideration as such. But we can add it to the ever...

'Human Shadow' Visible In Mars Rover Photo

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.27.2015 | Science

From rats to skulls to a disappearing doughnut, so-called "ufologists" claim to have seen all sorts of strange things in photos taken by NASA's Curios...

Is THIS Evidence Of Ancient Life On Mars?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.08.2015 | Science

Evidence that Mars once harbored alien life continues to mount. Just weeks after NASA's Curiosity rover detected spikes of methane in the Martian ...

This Week in Science: Mars Methane, Feathery Weather Forecasters, and Philae's Wake-Up Call

World Science Festival | Posted 02.18.2015 | Science
World Science Festival

NASA's Curiosity rover detected a burp of methane on Mars lasting for several months--possibly stemming from a geologic process called serpentinization, or possibly the signature of microscopic Martian life.

New Clue Found In Search For Life On Mars

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 12.17.2014 | Science

NASA's Curiosity rover has detected a strange burst of methane gas in the atmosphere on Mars, along with other organic chemicals in rocks on the plane...

New Evidence Of Life On Mars?

Reuters | Linda So | Posted 12.17.2014 | Science

Could it be evidence that there was once life on Mars? NASA's Curiosity rover has found spikes of methane in the Martian atmosphere, a gas that on ...

Rover Finds More Evidence That Mars May Have Been Habitable

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 12.09.2014 | Science

Ancient Mars may have been much wetter than scientists thought. New data from NASA's Curiosity rover indicate the red planet's Gale Crater once con...

Tiny Space Rock Stirs Big Debate Over Life On Mars

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.03.2014 | Science

An international team of researchers say they've found evidence of biological activity inside a meteorite that fell to Earth from Mars three years ago...

Let's Attack Mars

Juli Berwald | Posted 11.25.2014 | Science
Juli Berwald

Make no mistake: life on Mars is not little green men. If life exists, it is bacteria that make their living off the sparse Martian environment. If it exists, Martian life will probably remind us of organisms that live deep in frozen lakes in Antarctica.

Mars: It's All About the Life

Chris Carberry | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science
Chris Carberry

Life on Mars is inevitable. Now, such a statement may sound audacious, farfetched, and maybe even just a little bit crazy. It might be viewed as being just a wild prognostication about finding extraterrestrial microbial life on Mars - but it is based firmly in the realm of reality.

Curiosity Celebrates Milestone On Mars

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science

Happy anniversary, Curiosity! As of June 24, NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has been on the Red Planet for exactly one full Martian year (the equivale...

LOOK: NASA Rover Spots Mysterious White Light On Mars

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.09.2014 | Science

Is a strange speck of light on Mars evidence of intelligent life on the Red Planet? That's what some are asking after what appears to be a bright w...

Marsapalooza and the Lunar Eclipse

Dean Regas | Posted 05.27.2014 | Science
Dean Regas

Backyard astronomers, get ready to feast your eyes on the skies. In April the red planet returns to prime time, and the Moon shows us a darker side.

Weird Rock Renews Debate Over Life On Mars | Megan Gannon | Posted 02.28.2014 | Science

The discovery of tiny carbon-rich balls and tunnels inside a Martian meteorite has once again raised the possibility that the Red Planet was teeming w...

I'm With Stupid: Why You Should Open a Krispy Kreme on Mars

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.26.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Last week, as you may recall, I used this space to pay homage to one of man's finest culinary inventions: the doughnut. In short, I confessed to occas...

Ancient Mars May Have Hosted Microbial Life For HOW Long? | Mike Wall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Mars may have once been capable of supporting microbial life for hundreds of millions of years in the distant past, new findings from a long-lived Re...