Latest Mars landing Stories
NASA's next Mars mission will look beneath a frigid arctic landscape for conditions favorable to past or present life.
Human error triggered a cascade of events that caused the battery to fail on the Mars Global Surveyor last year, according to a preliminary report released Friday.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft this month is set to surpass the record for the most science data returned by any Mars spacecraft.
Scientists are scrambling to find an alternative landing site for a long-armed robot set to launch this summer on a mission to dig into Mars' icy north pole to search for signs of primitive life.
By ALICIA CHANG Associated Press writer LOS ANGELES -- For decades, scientists have scoured Mars in search of water, a basic ingredient for primitive life. But the best clues were always tied to the ancient past when the Red Planet was warmer and wetter.
By JOHN JOHNSON JR. NASA scientists announced Wednesday that they had found evidence that water still flows over the surface of Mars - sporadic gushers that increase the possibility that the Red Planet could harbor some form of life.
NASA sees hint of liquid water on Mars WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Images sent back by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor orbiter suggest the existence of liquid water on Mars which heightens the potential for microbial life on the Red Planet, NASA scientists said on Wednesday.
By Alicia Chang THE ASSOCIATED PRESS For decades, scientists have scoured Mars in search of water, a basic ingredient for primitive life. But the best clues were always tied to the ancient past when the Red Planet was warmer and wetter.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA photographs have revealed bright new deposits seen in two gullies on Mars that suggest water carried sediment through them sometime during the past seven years.
NASA's Mars Global Surveyor has been out of contact with Earth for nearly a week and engineers tried Friday to re-establish communication with the craft, which may be showing its age after 10 years in space.
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