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'Mars Buddha' Rock Formation Sends Imaginations Running Wild
Another day, another discovery on Mars -- although this one is up for debate. We've spotted rock formations on the Red Planet resembling everything from faces, animals and even a floating spoon. Go ahead and add an area that looks a lot like a Buddha statue to that list. Some enthusiasts say the
NASA Probes How Mars Became the Red Planet
NASA is sifting through new clues that could yield insights about how ancient Mars went from a planet with surface water to the dry, Red Planet it is today. It is believed ancient Mars had a thicker atmosphere, allowing water on its surface to not immediately evaporate while the Martian atmosphere
Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Mysterious 'Floating Spoon' on the Red Planet
We've spotted faces, animals and now even a kitchen utensil on the surface of Mars. The Mars Curiosity Rover captured a photo of the Red Planet 's surface showing a mysterious rock formation that looks a lot like a floating spoon. Located in the center of the photo, the feature appears to be
Mars Rover Shows Blue Sunset on the Red Planet
Sunset on Mars looks drastically different than the warm colors seen on Earth. NASA 's Mars Curiosity rover sent back a stunning image of a deep blue sunset on the Red Planet as it faded into the Martian horizon. "The colors come from the fact that the very fine dust is the right size so that blue
NASA Finds New Evidence of Life-Supporting Ingredient on Mars
NASA 's Curiosity rover has found new evidence of nitrogen on Mars, proving that the red planet has -- or at least had -- the right stuff to sustain life. The rover drilled into Martian rocks and discovered evidence of nitrates, which are essential compounds to the building blocks of life. "The
Mars Curiosity Rover Findings Fuel Theories of Ancient Life
The Mars Curiosity Rover has measured a 10-fold spike in methane gas and detected organic material that might support the theory that life once existed there billions of years ago, NASA scientists said today. Since its landing in 2012, the robot rover has recorded a spike in methane levels and
How the Maven Spacecraft Is Helping NASA Prepare to Send Humans to Mars
NASA is inching closer to its goal of sending humans to Mars after the Maven spacecraft successfully entered into orbit around the red planet. After an arduous 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles, NASA's Maven hit the brakes late Sunday night as it entered into Mars' orbit. The unmanned
NASA Curiosity Rover Celebrates First Martian Year
Today marks the first Martian year -- 687 Earth days -- since NASA’s Curiosity rover landed safely on Mars. The robot has had a string of groundbreaking discoveries since it landed on the red planet in August 2012. In addition to taking a self-portrait that trumped all selfies on Earth, the rover
Instant Index: Life on Mars? How Else to Explain This Mars Rover Picture?
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Life on Mars? How Else to Explain This Mars Rover Picture?
Could it be a Martian's campfire? A UFO? A rival planet's rover cooking along on the horizon with sterno? What appear as glints of light on new photos from NASA's Mars Curiosity rover probably are just a reflection, glare on a lens or a technical error, but that hasn't stopped speculation about