Latest Martian soil Stories
A meteorite discovered in the Sahara Desert three years ago could hold the secrets to the climate history of Mars, and may ultimately help answer the question as to whether or not the now cold, dry Red Planet was once home to a warm environment capable of supporting life.
A new study from University of Oregon geologist Gregory Retallack suggests that soil samples taken by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover contain evidence that Mars was once much warmer and wetter.
Billions of years ago when the planets of our solar system were still young, Mars was a very different world.
Forty of the volunteers chosen to take a one-way trip to the Red Planet gathered in Washington, DC yesterday to hear Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp explain his plans to build a permanent base on Mars by 2023.
NASA announced on Thursday during a teleconference that its Curiosity rover has experienced its first whirlwind on Mars.
Curiosity got a taste of solids from the Martian surface on November 9th, when a pinch of fine sand and dust was deposited in the biggest instrument on the rover: the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM).
NASA announced on Tuesday the first analysis of Martian soil by the Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) experiment on NASA's rover.
Curiosity has taken in its first Martian soil sample into its laboratory on board in search for extraterrestrial life on Mars.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.