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July 12, 2023

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New Study Reveals Evidence of Diverse Organic Material on Mars

Scientists gain vital insights into Mars' history and potential for supporting ...

Gauging the Strength of Ancient and Active Rivers Beyond Earth

A new technique allows scientists to see how intensely rivers used to flow on Mars, and how they currently flow on Titan. The method uses satellite observations to estimate the rate at which rivers move fluid and sediment ...

Gullies on Mars Could Have Been Formed by Recent Periods of Liquid Meltwater, Study Suggests

A study offers new insights into how water from melting ice could have played a recent role in the formation of ravine-like channels that cut down the sides of impact craters on ...

使用火星人占领,Whi的光合作用le Making Space Travel More Sustainable

Researchers are working on sustainable technology to harvest solar power in space -- which could supplement life support systems on the Moon and ...

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Martian Meteorite Contains Large Diversity of Organic Compounds

Unraveling the origin stories of the Tissint meteorite's organic compounds can help scientists understand whether the Red Planet ever hosted life, as well as Earth's geologic ...

Experimentalists: Sorry, No Oxygen Required to Make These Minerals on Mars

When NASA's Mars rovers found manganese oxides in rocks in the Gale and Endeavor craters on Mars in 2014, the discovery sparked some scientists to suggest that the red planet might have once had ...


The quake lasted four hours and identified layering in the crust that could indicate a meteoroid impact. The 4.7 magnitude temblor happened in May 2022 and released five times more energy than any ...

Sound Recording Made of Dust Devils (Tiny Tornadoes of Dust, Grit) on Mars

When the rover Perseverance landed on Mars, it was equipped with the first working microphone on the planet's surface. Scientists have used it to make the first-ever audio recording of an ...

Tiny Underwater Sand Dunes May Shed Light on Larger Terrestrial and Martian Formations

Researchers have been studying the dynamics of how crescent-shaped sand dunes are formed. Known as barchans, these formations are commonly found in various sizes and circumstances, on Earth and on ...

Giant Mantle Plume Reveals Mars Is More Active Than Previously Thought

Orbital observations unveil the presence of an enormous mantle plume pushing the surface of Mars upward and driving intense volcanic and seismic activity. The discovery reveals that Mars, like Earth ...

Mars Was Once Covered by 300-Meter Deep Oceans, Study Shows

When Mars was a young planet, it was bombarded by icy asteroids that delivered water and organic chemistry necessary for life to emerge. According to the professor behind a new study, this means that ...

Exploring the Possibility of Extraterrestrial Life Living in Caves

For millennia, caves have served as shelters for prehistoric humans. Caves have also intrigued scholars from early Chinese naturalists to Charles Darwin. A cave ecologist has been in and out of these ...

NASA's MAVEN Observes Martian Light Show Caused by Major Solar Storm

For the first time in its eight years orbiting Mars, NASA's MAVEN mission witnessed two different types of ultraviolet aurorae simultaneously, the result of solar storms that began on Aug. ...

Earth's Oldest Stromatolites and the Search for Life on Mars

The earliest morphological traces of life on Earth are often highly controversial, both because non-biological processes can produce relatively similar structures and because such fossils have often ...

Mars's Crust More Complex, Evolved Than Previously Thought

A new study finds the original crust on Mars is more complex, and evolved, than previously thought. Researchers have determined the Martian crust has greater concentrations of the chemical element ...


Scientists Use Deep Planetary Scan to Confirm Martian Core

Seismologists have developed a new method to scan the deep interior of planets in our solar system to confirm whether they have a core at the heart of their ...

NASA's InSight Lander Detects Stunning Meteoroid Impact on Mars

NASA's InSight lander recorded a magnitude 4 marsquake last Dec. 24, but scientists learned only later the cause of that quake: a meteoroid strike estimated to be one of the biggest seen on Mars ...

Magma on Mars Likely

Until now, Mars has been generally considered a geologically dead planet. An international team of researchers now reports that seismic signals indicate vulcanism still plays an active role in ...

Traces of Ancient Ocean Discovered on Mars

A recently released set of topography maps provides new evidence for an ancient northern ocean on Mars. The maps offer the strongest case yet that the planet once experienced sea-level rise ...

Ancient Bacteria Might Lurk Beneath Mars' Surface

Scientists found that ancient bacteria could survive close to the surface on Mars much longer than previously assumed. So, if life did, in fact, evolve when the last waters flowed on Mars, it would ...


Researchers have developed a new approach to balancing the risks and scientific value of sending planetary rovers into dangerous ...

New Evidence for Liquid Water Beneath the South Polar Ice Cap of Mars

An international team of researchers has revealed new evidence for the possible existence of liquid water beneath the south polar ice cap of ...

Layering, Not Liquid: Astronomers Explain Mars' Watery Reflections

Astronomers believe bright reflections beneath the surface of Mars' South Pole are not necessarily evidence of liquid water, but instead geological ...

Newly Formed Craters Located on Mars

一个国际研究小组的研究人员与美国宇航局的我nSight mission located four new craters created by impacts on the surface of Mars. Using data from a seismometer and visuals acquired from the ...

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