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Mars Life

Weird Rock Renews Debate Over Life On Mars

Space.com | 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...

Ancient Mars May Have Hosted Microbial Life For HOW Long?

Space.com | 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...

Is Alien Life Surfacing Nearby?

Seth Shostak | Posted 02.14.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

Extraterrestrial life may be showing up in some obvious places. No, this is not about hairless aliens that have come to Earth in saucer-shaped craft, but less sophisticated life just next door.

Mars Rover Finds Site That Might Have Hosted Life

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA's Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars, which scientists say could have been a perfect ...

Is There Life on Mars? (VIDEO)

Cadell Last | Posted 02.04.2014 | Science
Cadell Last

Mars could one day be home to one of our species' biggest scientific discoveries of all time (i.e., the discovery of non-Earth life!), or it could become a new home away from home... or it could be both! Either event would change us forever.

WATCH: Next Major Mars Mission Unveiled

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.10.2013 | Science

NASA's next Mars rover should hunt for signs of past Red Planet life and collect samples for eventual return to Earth, a team of mission planners has ...

Planet's Surface May Have Harbored Key Building Block For Life

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 06.12.2013 | Science

At a time when life as we know it was just getting its start on Earth, Martian clay may have harbored a key component for one of life's molecular bu...

LOOK: Is That A Rat On Mars?

Posted 05.30.2013 | Science

Is that a rat... on Mars?! Yes, according to a theory from one determined man in Japan who recently scoured dozens of NASA photos taken by the spac...

Could Life Have Evolved On Mars Before Earth?

Posted 03.13.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 03/13/2013 10:18 AM EDT on SPACE.com The discovery that ancient Mars could have supported microbes raises the tantalizing...

NASA: Ancient Mars Could Have Sustained Life

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.12.2013 | Science

At a press conference Tuesday, scientists revealed NASA's Curiosity rover has uncovered signs that ancient Mars had the essential elements necessary f...

Rover Report Is Big Disappointment For E.T. Hunters

Posted 02.12.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 11/02/2012 02:42 PM EDT on SPACE.com NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has detected no methane in its first analyses of the M...

Mars 'Blueberries' Suggest Life Existed On Red Planet

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 09.14.2012 | Science

It's a question that has plagued scientists for decades: Is there, or has there ever been, life on Mars? While the answer to that question has ofte...

Life on Mars? Searching for Signs in the Cosmos and on Earth

Randall Amster | Posted 10.22.2012 | Science
Randall Amster

Finding life on Mars would be an amazing discovery, one that I truly hope we realize -- not to alleviate the mundane trappings of our existence, but more so to bring their lessons into sharper focus.

The Uncharted Territories of Mars: Is Science Enough?

Norbert Kraft | Posted 09.02.2012 | Science
Norbert Kraft

A project that aims to establish the first settlement on Mars by 2023, Mars One will provide the opportunity for scientists worldwide to work together and to achieve what previously has seemed impossible: to travel to Mars and to settle there.

New Mars Study Suggests NASA Probes Long Ago Found Life On Red Planet

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.20.2012 | Science

Is there life on Mars after all? A provocative new study concludes that the twin robotic probes NASA put on Mars in 1976 may have detected signs o...

Mud Volcanoes Could Reveal LIFE ON MARS

FOXNews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

If life does -- or ever did -- exist on Mars, signs of such life might well be found in a region in the northern plains called Acidalia Planitia, acco...

Macmillan Replaces Damaged Thrift Store Book

The Consumerist | Carey Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

An anonymous reader picked up a copy of Ben Bova's Mars Life from the Salvation Army without realizing that it was missing thirty-two pages. Books don...

Mars Can Support Life: Nasa Scientists "Flabbergasted" At Data Results

Reuters | Jill Serjeant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"Flabbergasted" NASA scientists said on Thursday that Martian soil appeared to contain the requirements to support life, although more work would be n...