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Undersea anchors of ice that help prevent Antarctica's land ice from slipping into the ocean are shrinking at more than twice the rate compared with 50 years ago, research shows. More than a third of these frozen...
An international team of scientists from China, the U.S. and Europe has studied new fossils of the marine reptile Dinocephalosaurus orientalis. This research has made it possible to fully describe the bizarre, very impressive animal for...

Mars has a water reservoir two-miles deep, enough to fill Earth’s Red Sea

Over a decade and a half ago, the Mars Express embarked on a journey to unravel the secrets of the Martian surface, focusing on the...

Lake sediments found in Jezero crater hint at past life on Mars

In a significant discovery published in the journal Science Advances, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Oslo have uncovered evidence suggesting the...

NASA helicopter’s mission ends after three years on Mars

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter, which made history by achieving the first powered flight on another world, has officially ended its nearly three-year mission after...

Confirmation of ancient lake on Mars offers hope that Perseverance rover’s soil and rock samples hold traces of life

If life ever existed on Mars, the Perseverance rover's verification of lake sediments at the base of the Jezero crater reinforces the hope that...

Mars photo shows planet in true color, like you’ve never seen it before

Twenty years ago, the European Space Agency’s Mars Express embarked on a journey to the Red Planet. Today, we’re celebrating this milestone with a...

Recent volcanism on Mars reveals a planet more active than previously thought

A vast, flat, "featureless" plain on Mars surprised researchers by revealing a much more tumultuous geologic past than expected, according to a study led...

The longstanding mystery of Mars’ moons—and the mission that could solve it

The two small moons of Mars, Phobos (about 22km in diameter) and Deimos (about 13km in diameter), have been puzzling scientists for decades, with...

Zhurong rover detects mysterious polygons beneath the surface of Mars

China's Zhurong rover was equipped with a ground-penetrating radar system, allowing it to peer beneath Mars's surface. Researchers have announced new results from the...

NASA feels a ‘sense of urgency’ to get to Mars: Idaho scientists could help us get there

China has repeatedly stunned the U.S. intelligence community in the last five years with rapid progress in its space exploration program, landing a rover...

NASA uses two worlds to test future Mars helicopter designs

For the first time in history, two planets have been home to testing future aircraft designs. In this world, a new rotor that could...

NASA’s Curiosity rover clocks 4,000 days on Mars

Four thousand Martian days after setting its wheels in Gale Crater on Aug. 5, 2012, NASA's Curiosity rover remains busy conducting exciting science. The...

A collapsed Mars lava chamber seen from space

Lava tubes and chambers attract a lot of attention as potential sites for bases on the moon and Mars. They provide protection from radiation,...

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