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Understanding Mars solar conjunction

Understanding Mars solar conjunction

What's Mars solar conjunction, and why does it matter?
A satellite image of salt deposits on top of Mount Sharp on the surface of Mars. NASA’s Curiosity rover is scheduled to explore them in 2020. Courtesy of NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Salt deposits on Mars hold clues to sources of ancient water

The study offers way to test whether water flowed deep underground on Red Planet.
Topography of Lomonosov crater (Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter digital elevation background). Credit: NASA/JPL/USGS

Lomonosov crater could be more evidence of mega-tsunami on Mars

The arguments for a tsunami and now a possible source provide new evidence for a longer-lasting ocean on Mars—a topic that is still very much under debate by Mars scientists.
This panorama of a location called "Teal Ridge" was captured on Mars by the Mast Camera, or Mastcam, on NASA's Curiosity rover on June 18, 2019, the 2,440th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

New finds for Mars rover, seven years after landing

The Mars rover is now halfway through a region scientists call the "clay-bearing unit" on the side of Mount Sharp, inside of Gale Crater
Red wine's resveratrol could help Mars explorers stay strong

Red wine’s resveratrol could help Mars explorers stay strong

Red wine's resveratrol substantially preserves muscle mass and strength in rats exposed to the wasting effects of simulated Mars gravity.
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Meteors help Martian clouds form

Enormous cloud-like plumes reaching 260km above the surface of Mars have left scientists baffled. This is way beyond Mars’s typical weather, entering into the...
This image of the flight model of NASA's Mars Helicopter was taken on Feb. 14, 2019, in a cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The aluminum base plate, side posts, and crossbeam around the helicopter protect the helicopter's landing legs and the attachment points that will hold it to the belly of the Mars 2020 rover. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Mars helicopter is getting close to final approval for launch

Science fiction is getting closer to reality folks! NASA is planning to send its Mars Helicopter, a part of Mars 2020 mission, to the...
Konstantinos P. Giapis with his reactor that converts carbon dioxide to molecular oxygen. Credit: California Institute of Technology

Comet inspires chemistry for making breathable oxygen on Mars

Although plentiful in modern Earth’s atmosphere, molecular oxygen is extremely rare in space. Only trace amounts have been found elsewhere in our solar system...
Members of the public who want to send their name to Mars on NASA's next rover mission to the Red Planet (Mars 2020) can get a souvenir boarding pass and their names etched on microchips to be affixed to the rover. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Send your name to fly aboard next mars rover

NASA is giving the public an opportunity to send their names — stenciled on chips — to the Red Planet with NASA's Mars 2020...

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