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Mars Soil

THIS Red Dirt May Mimic Martian Soil

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 07.14.2013 | Science

The red dirt in central Australia might be a close mimic for the red surface of Mars, suggests research that sheds light on how opals formed in the la...

Rover's Analysis Of Martian Soil Yields Major Surprise

AP | Posted 10.31.2012 | Science

PASADENA, Calif. -- Scientists say the Martian soil at the rover Curiosity's landing site contains minerals similar to what's found on Hawaii's Mauna ...

Salt In Martian Soil Not Bad For Life, Scientists Say

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — Traces of a rocket fuel ingredient found in the Martian soil would not necessarily hinder potential life, mission scientists said ...