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Mars' Atmosphere

WATCH: NASA Makes Major Martian Atmosphere Discovery

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.11.2015 | Science

An Earth-like atmosphere on Mars was once violently stripped away by solar wind, according to new findings from NASA's ongoing exploration of the red ...

WATCH: Launch Of NASA's Newest Planetary Probe

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.18.2013 | Science

The countdown for NASA's Mars probe MAVEN is under way in Cape Canaveral, Fla., as the space agency prepares to launch its newest robotic explorer on ...

Strange Space Rock Reveals How Planet Lost Atmosphere

Space.com | Becky Oskin | Posted 10.23.2013 | Science

The atmosphere of Mars may not have escaped into space billions of years ago, scientists say. Instead, the bulk of Mars' carbon dioxide gas could be l...

Mars Methane Mystery Deepens

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 09.19.2013 | Science

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has revealed no trace of methane, a potential sign of primitive life, on the Martian surface, contradicting past evidence ...

WATCH: Rover's Huge Parachute Flaps In Martian Breeze

Melissa Cronin | Posted 04.05.2013 | Science

Scientists have spotted new activity on Mars -- but it's not extraterrestrial life. Instead, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has sent back imag...

Ancient Rock Helps Unlock Secret Of Planet's Past

Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 05/09/2012 06:45 PM EDT on SPACE.com A new look at an ancient volcanic blast on Mars suggests that the Red Planet...

NASA Orbiter Yields Big Surprise About Sand Dunes On Mars

Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 05/09/2012 01:15 PM EDT on SPACE.com Towering sand dunes on Mars, once thought to be ancient and unchanging, are...