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Mars may be too small to have ever been habitable
New research shows that size matters when cultivating a world that can hold onto water and sustain life.
First Martian rock samples from Perseverance edge closer to settling water question
Returned Martian rock cores will aid the search for habitable environments and could finally nail down the ages of Martian features.
SpaceX’s growing Starbase casts a shadow over Boca Chica
As Elon Musk expands his space flight command center, locals are fed up with the damage on the landscape.
After a few hiccups, NASA’s Perseverance begins its main missions on Mars
The NASA rover is gearing up for a long Martian trek in search of answers.
Sorry, there’s probably no water under the South Pole of Mars
It might just be clay (not water) under Mars’ South Pole.
Marsquakes reveal the red planet is way more radioactive than we thought
Three new studies reveal the inner layers of Mars with data from NASA’s InSight lander.
‘Robot swarms’ could one day build underground shelters for humans on Mars
A European robotics team won a grant to study how robots could 3D-print underground shelters on Mars.
These astronauts are preparing for life on Mars by living in Hawaiian lava tubes
The caves are an excellent facsimile of lava tubes on other planets.
Why does NASA keep launching Wright brothers’ stuff into space?
Ingenuity, the Mars Helicopter, has a tiny piece of the 1903 Wright Flyer on board. Here's why.
Mars may have had recent volcanic eruptions—which is great news for finding life
New evidence points to volcanic activity just 50,000 years ago, a short timespan in the grand scheme.