A serendipitous discovery of tiny tunnels in lava that cooled rapidly under fresh water could help scientists search for life on Mars.
In its first month, NASA’s orbiter saw effects of the solar wind at low altitude and tracked a plume of gases escaping into space
An updated analytical technique gave researchers a new look at ion cyclotron waves in Mars’s extended hydrogen exosphere.
Data from the Curiosity rover suggest that the surface of Mars has experienced more strongly oxidizing conditions than previously thought.
What causes the magnetic anomalies found on Mars? Scientists find revealing analogues in a tiny sample of Martian rock that could help answer this question.
The Eighth International Conference on Mars;
Pasadena, California, 14–18 July 2014
Currently, five spacecraft are investigating Mars, and a swarm of new missions will follow. Clues to where they should focus investigations can be gleaned from the planet’s new geologic map.
Where will the next Mars rovers will land? Think of the selection process as the science fair to end all science fairs, where participating scientists get first looks at the newest Mars data.