Latest Climate of Mars Stories
It may not be in the company of little Martians, but NASA's Curiosity is determined to celebrate Thanksgiving this year with, or without, aliens to share it with.
The remote sensing instrument package that will be a key part of an upcoming NASA mission investigating how Mars could have lost its atmosphere is ready for integration into the spacecraft.
Though Mars is 140 million miles away, it shares some similarities with Earth. Some of its landforms, for existence, closely resemble regions found here on Earth.
NASA announced on Thursday during a teleconference that its Curiosity rover has experienced its first whirlwind on Mars.
Curiosity has been performing scientific experiments while positioned at "Rocknest," a site near Gale Crater. While parked, the rover has ingested and analyzed samples of the atmosphere.
According to a new study, scientific modeling methods that predicated climate change on Earth can also be used on Mars as well.
Although lately it has been snapping images of Curiosity and its landing remnants, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) data has given scientists the clearest evidence yet of carbon dioxide snowfalls on Mars.
Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have dated climate history for Mars for the first time.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
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