Workshop on Volatiles in the Martian Interior; Houston, Texas, 3–4 November 2014
"Knobby Terrain" a Sign of Mars's Explosive Past
Newly identified knobby terrain related to ancient volcanoes on Mars hint that pyroclastic ash and rock flowed down slopes early in the red planet's history.
Traces of Glass-Eating Microbes Found in Ancient Lake Bed
A serendipitous discovery of tiny tunnels in lava that cooled rapidly under fresh water could help scientists search for life on Mars.
MAVEN Unlocks Secrets of the Martian Atmosphere
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
Learn about the MAVEN Mission to Mars at the 2014 Public Lecture
The 2014 AGU Public Lecture will feature a panel of expert scientists who will speak about the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission.
Measuring Solar Wind Interactions in Mars’s Exosphere
An updated analytical technique gave researchers a new look at ion cyclotron waves in Mars’s extended hydrogen exosphere.
Manganese Deposits on Mars Suggest a Highly Oxidized Past
Data from the Curiosity rover suggest that the surface of Mars has experienced more strongly oxidizing conditions than previously thought.
Minerals in Martian Meteorite Illuminate Magnetic Mysteries
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.
Developing an Updated, Integrated Understanding of Mars
The Eighth International Conference on Mars;
Pasadena, California, 14–18 July 2014
The New Geologic Map of Mars: Guiding Research and Education
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.