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Latest Atmosphere of Mars Stories

mars lacks methane
2013-09-20 03:50:39

A new finding using data obtained from NASA's Curiosity rover has revealed that the Red Planet's environment lacks methane.

Mars Atmosphere
2013-07-18 16:00:41

NASA's Curiosity rover has helped bring in some new insights about how Mars lost its original atmosphere.

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Samples Mars' Atmosphere And Finds A Surprise
2013-06-13 11:55:13

Researchers have discovered that temperatures in the Martian atmosphere regularly rise and fall twice a day, and they can swing by as much as 58 degrees Fahrenheit during this odd, twice-a-day pattern. .

Martian Snowstorms Can Be Forecast Weeks Before They Occur
2013-05-09 09:43:53

A new study from an international group of researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) reveals that snowstorms that lash the northern hemisphere of Mars during the harsh winters may be predicted several weeks in advance.

Volcanic Activity Would Have Helped Mars Sustain Liquid Water
2013-04-09 10:17:31

A new study suggests that Earth’s atmosphere is largely the product of carbon dioxide gas moving from the mantle to the surface through volcanic activity; if similar activity were to happen on Mars – the planet would be able to sustain liquid water.

NASA Curiosity Finds Evidence Of Atmosphere Thinning On Mars
2013-04-08 11:54:31

NASA’s Curiosity rover has been busy searching for signs that life may have once existed on the Red Planet. In the eight months since NASA dropped the rover on Mars, it has made significant progress in the hunt for water and life.

MAVEN Receives Final Instrument
2013-04-04 11:54:13

An instrument that will measure the composition of Mars' upper atmosphere has been integrated into NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft. MAVEN has a scheduled launch date of Nov. 18.

Is Mars Hot or Cold?
2013-02-08 14:49:48

We are learning something new about the red planet almost daily. But what about the weather on our celestial neighbor? One of the most common questions that people have is whether Mars is hot or cold.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.