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Mars Methane: Life at Last?

Seth Shostak | Posted 12.19.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

It might be life, or it might not be. But the good news is that we now have evidence of some sort of activity under the surface of Mars -- phenomena subject to solid, repeatable measurement.

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 ...

'Traffic Light' Spotted On Mars?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.25.2014 | Science

Conspiracy theorists have gotten the green light to chatter about another strange object on the Red Planet. This time it's not a Mars rat or a jelly d...

After Long Drive, Rover Brags About Its Arrival

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.11.2014 | Science

The little rover finally made it! After driving for more than two years across treacherous terrain, NASA's Curiosity rover has finally reached its ...

11 Mysterious Objects On Mars That Aren't What They Seem

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.02.2014 | Science

Is there life on Mars? While recent evidence indicates ancient water may once have supported life on the red planet, our search for E.T. has come up d...

PHOTOS: Here's What Curiosity Looks Like After Two Brutal Years On Mars

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.28.2014 | Science

Curiosity killed the cat? Maybe. But one thing's for sure--Mars is slowly killing Curiosity. That's Curiosity the Mars rover, which earlier this mo...

Rover Runs Into Trouble, Turns Back

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 08.19.2014 | Science

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity may have to choose a new route to the base of a huge Red Planet mountain. The 1-ton Curiosity rover had been heading fo...

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.

WATCH: Sparks Fly On Red Planet

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.19.2014 | Science

NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has set off some fireworks on the Red Planet with the zap-zap-zap of its high-tech space laser. On Saturday (July 12...

Here's How The Mars Rover Took That Selfie

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.30.2014 | Science

How did Curiosity snap that "selfie" without getting its robotic arm in the picture? That's what curious folks have been asking about the amazing ...

It's Time We Commit to Send Humans to Mars

Chris Carberry | Posted 03.23.2014 | Science
Chris Carberry

If we can achieve Mars without a major increase in budget, it would be fiscally irresponsible not to commit. We have made a long-term investment in space. Let's make the most effective use of taxpayer and private dollars and accomplish something bold and inspiring for the nation and the world.

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 ...

WATCH: What Did Mars Look Like Billions Of Years Ago?

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 11.14.2013 | Science

Ever pondered what our nearest planetary neighbor Mars may have looked like billions of years ago? Then ponder no more. NASA's Goddard Space Flight...

Martian Archaeology. Not.

Seth Shostak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

Without doubt, discovering proof that Triceratops, Nazis and miscellaneous hardware were once present on the rocky landscapes of Mars is great fun. But if you think that's what you're really seeing, you've been victimized by that soft, squishy organ between your ears.

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 Captures Otherwordly Skywatching First

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 08.16.2013 | Science

A spectacular new video from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the Red Planet's two tiny moons eclipsing each other in an otherworldly skywatching fi...

New Mars Probe In 'Final Push' Before Launch

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 08.07.2013 | Science

As NASA's Curiosity rover celebrates one year on Mars, the space agency has begun final preparations for the launch of its next Red Planet mission la...

One Year of Curiosity - Are We Any Closer to Sending Humans to Mars?

Chris Carberry | Posted 10.05.2013 | Science
Chris Carberry

If we want to send humans to Mars by the early 2030s, we can't do it with the model that we used for reaching the Moon. We will need more efficient ways of moving forward and to design architectures that can be accomplished with the assumption that NASA will receive flat funding for the foreseeable future.

Rover Marks Anniversary On Mars

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 10.05.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES — Mount Sharp has beckoned Curiosity since the NASA rover made its grand entrance on Mars exactly a year ago, dangling from nylon ca...

WATCH: Time-Lapse Squeezes One Year On Mars Into Two Minutes

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 08.04.2013 | Science

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will celebrate its one-year anniversary on the Red Planet next week, and to celebrate the occasion, the space agency rele...

WOW: Orbiter Snaps Amazing Photo Of Rover On Planet's Surface

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.25.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 07/24/2013 03:03 PM EDT on SPACE.com A new photo by a sharp-eyed NASA Mars orbiter shows the agency's Curiosity rover w...

Rover Presses On In Epic 'Road Trip'

Space.com | Megan Cannon | Posted 07.16.2013 | Science

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is pressing forward with an epic Red Planet road trip, a long-distance drive aimed at the central mountain of the robot's...

Orbiter Settles Uncertainty Over Off-Planet Driving Record

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.15.2013 | Science

A 1970s Soviet rover did indeed travel about 3 miles farther on the surface of the moon than originally thought, meaning that any robot hoping to bre...

Rover Embarks On Epic Road Trip

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 07.09.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- Martian mountain, here Curiosity comes. The NASA rover has officially kicked off its long-delayed road trip to Mount Sharp, a trek tha...

WATCH: 'Moonrise' Spotted On Red Planet

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.03.2013 | Science

One of Mars' two tiny moons climbs high into the Red Planet sky in an otherworldly new video recorded by NASA's Curiosity rover. The video, which st...