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  • NASA Unveils Mars Rover Concept Vehicle
    NASA unveiled a cool looking black Mars Rover concept vehicle at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex earlier this week. (June 10, 2017)

  • Scientists Complete Yearlong Mars Simulation in Hawaii
    Scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation. They lived in a dome on Mauna Loa, Hawaii for the entire period. (August 28, 2016)

    Hubble Takes New Mars Portrait
    NASA's Hubbe Space Telescope has taken a new Mars portrait showing bright polar caps. (May 20, 2016)

    NASA Releases New Mars Gravity Map
    NASA has revealed a new Mars gravity map that was created using three NASA spacecrafts. It provides a glimpse into the hidden interior of the planet. (March 21, 2016)

    Mars Moon Phobos is Slowly Being Ripped Apart by Gravitational Forces
    NASA researchers say Phobos is slowly being ripped apart by tidal forces between it and the planet Mars. It will be gone in 30-50 million years. (November 13, 2015)

    MAVEN Mission Reveals Speed of Solar Wind Stripping Martian Atmosphere
    Data from NASA's MAVEN mission has revealed the speed at which solar winds are stripping away the Martian atmosphere. (November 5, 2015)

    Mars Ice House Wins NASA's 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge
    The Mars Ice House design has won NASA's 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge. There were 165 submissions received in the design competition. (October 4, 2015)

    NASA Says Briny Liquid Water Flows on Mars
    NASA confirmed today that liquid water exists and is flowing on Mars. These briny water flows appear in several locations on Mars. (September 28, 2015)

    NASA: Primitive Mars Ocean Had More Water Than Earth's Arctic Ocean
    NASA scientists say a primitive ocean on Mars had more water than Earth's Arctic Ocean. (March 8, 2015)

    Mystery Plumes Spotted on Mars
    Mystery plumes have been spotted on Mars that reach high above the surface of the planet. They were spotted in March and April 2012. (February 16, 2015)

    NASA Developing Helicopter Scouts for Mars Rovers
    NASA engineers are designing helicopters that could act as scouts for Mars rovers. (January 30, 2015)

    NASA Locates Fresh Impact Crater on Mars
    NASA has located a fresh impact crater on Mars. The crater has been documented with before-and-after images. (May 25, 2014)

    Curiosity Rover to Drill Into Mars Rock Named Windjana
    NASA's Curiosity rover is getting ready to drill into a new rock on Mars. The target rock is a sandstone rock that has been named Windjana. (April 30, 2014)

    Liquid Water Flowing on Mars as Recently as 200,000 Years Ago Say Researchers
    Researchers from the University of Gothenburg say water was flowing on Mars as recently as 200,000 years ago. (April 27, 2014)

    Curiosity Rover Photos Appear to Capture Strange Light on Surface of Mars
    Photographs taken by the Curiosity rover appear to have captured a strange light source on the surface of Mars. (April 7, 2014)

    NASA Scientists Perplexed by Mystery Jelly Doughnut Shaped Rock on Mars
    NASA scientists are puzzled by a mystery jelly doughnut rock that seemed to appear in front of the rover. (January 20, 2014)

    NASA Releases Mars Evolution Animation
    NASA's Mars Evolution animation shows the planet's transition from a planet with a thick atmosphere and bodies of water to the dry, barren planet of today. (November 16, 2013)

    ESA Mars Express Video Shows Spectacular Flyover of Mars
    The European Space Agency released this video that shows a spectacular flyover of the Martian surface. The digital topographical map was built using data from the Mars Express. (November 3, 2013)

    NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds 2% of Soil on Surface of Mars is Water
    NASA's Curiosity rover has found that approximately 2% of the soil on the surface of Mars is water. (September 29, 2013)

    European Space Agency Considering Using Snake Robot to Explore Mars
    The European Space Agency is considering using a snake robot to explore Mars. (September 18, 2013)

    NASA's Curiosity Rover Celebrates First Year on Mars
    NASA's Curiosity rover has now been on Mars for over a year. (August 6, 2013)

    NASA's Curiosity Rover Shares 1.3 Billion Pixel Mars Panorama
    NASA's Curiosity rover has shared 1.3 billion pixel panorama of the Rocknest site. (June 19, 2013)

    Mars Pebble Discovery Indicates Ancient Flowing Stream
    Analysis of pebble-containing slabs on Mars indicates ancient, flowing stream that was ankle-deep to hip-deep. (May 31, 2013)

    78,000 People Apply for One-Way Trip to Mars Through Mars One
    Nearly 80,000 people have already applied for a one-way trip to Mars through Mars One, a Dutch non-profit that plans to establish a human settlement on Mars in 2023. (May 10, 2013)

    NASA's MAVEN Magnetometer to Measure Martian Magnetic Field
    NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) magnetometer will measure the magnetic field on Mars. (March 27, 2013)