New research has shown that disease-causing bacteria carried in the human gut can also survive in Martian soil, a discovery with implications for future crewed exploration of Mars.
The NASA Perseverance rover recently turned its gaze to the sky to spot a solar eclipse. The asteroid-sized Phobos passed in front of the sun on Feb. 8, from the perspective of Mars.
New evidence that Mars was volcanically active around 4 billion years ago could provide researchers with more places to hunt for signs of ancient life on the Red Planet.
NASA's Perseverance rover is equipped with a radar imager, allowing researchers to create a subsurface profile of Jezero Crater to better understand its geological past.
While ambitious plans to return Red Planet samples to Earth are in development, some scientists argue that we should instead find ways to analyze Mars samples on the planet itself.
NASA lost contact with its Ingenuity Mars helicopter on Thursday (Jan. 18), toward the end of the little rotorcraft's 72nd Red Planet flight.
The Mars Express orbiter has detected enough water ice buried beneath the Red Planet's equator to cover the entire planet in a shallow ocean if melted.
NASA's Curiosity rover found a Mars rock shaped like a Star Trek badge this month. The mission continues to beam up images from the Red Planet after 12 years of work.
China's Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter spotted a massive dust storm near Olympus Mons, the biggest mountain in the solar system.
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