Latest Climate of Mars Stories
Gaze up at a cloud-filled sky, and you may spot the white, fluffy shape of a dragon, fish or elephant, but Graeme Stephens sees a different vision -- a possible future for Earth's climate.
Space physicists from the University of Leicester are part of an international team that has identified the impact of the Sun on Mars' atmosphere.
Once upon a time â€” roughly four billion years ago â€” Mars was warm and wet, much like Earth.
Wind speeds and directions were measured for the first time in the Mars polar region using the Phoenix landerâ€™s Telltale instrument.
Four papers in the journal Science this week offer new details about the history of water on Mars, gleaned from the 2008 NASA Phoenix Mars Mission that was operated from The University of Arizona.
U.S. scientists say they have detected the first direct evidence of lightning occurring on Mars. University of Michigan researchers said they found signs of electrical discharges during dust storms on the red planet.
Heading into a period of the Martian year prone to major dust storms, the team operating NASA's twin Mars rovers is taking advantage of eye-in-the-sky weather reports.
ESAâ€™s Mars Express orbiter imaged the snow-laden region of Rupes Tenuis on the martian north pole on July 29, 2008.
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