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2010-09-03 14:35:00

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander discovered a surpise chemical in 2008, which suggests that carbon-based chemicals found in 1976 by Viking Mars landers could be from the Martian soil and not from cleaning fluids.

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2010-06-11 06:30:00

The ongoing search for evidence of past or present life on Mars includes efforts to identify organic compounds such as proteins in Martian soil, but their absence to date remains a mystery.

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2009-11-07 07:15:00

Once upon a time — roughly four billion years ago — Mars was warm and wet, much like Earth.

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2009-09-18 10:55:00

The widespread idea that Mars is red due to rocks being rusted by the water that once flooded the red planet may be wrong.

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2009-07-07 16:20:00

The US space agency says it's using a test rover placed in a sandbox to simulate how best to get the rover, Spirit, extracted from loose Martian soil.

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2009-06-25 19:00:00

NASA's Mars rover Spirit, lodged in Martian soil that is causing traction trouble, is taking advantage of the situation by learning more about the Red Planet's environmental history.

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2009-06-25 15:48:59

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2009-05-19 10:15:00

The US space agency says it's considering the best maneuvers for freeing the Mars rover Spirit, which has become immobilized in soft martian soil.

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2009-05-18 18:30:00

NASA's rover project team is using the Spirit rover and other spacecraft at Mars to begin developing the best maneuvers for extracting Spirit from the soft Martian ground where it has become embedded.

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2009-03-25 10:45:00

Researchers at the 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in the Woodlands, Texas have been discussing the possibility that water may actually exist on Mars.


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