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Mars had climate suitable for life four billion years ago

Mars had climate suitable for life four billion years ago

Since the 1970s, scientists have identified valleys and channels on Mars which they think were carved out and eroded by rain and surface runoff, just like on the Earth.

NASA's Curiosity rover captures 360-degree view of buttes and mesas on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover captures 360-degree view of buttes and mesas on Mars

The US space agency NASA has released a 360-degree view of eroded mesas and buttes on the red planet.

NASA shortlists six firms to develop habitats for Red planet

NASA shortlists six firms to develop habitats for Red planet

US space agency NASA has selected six US companies to develop habitats for Mars mission. This step comes in a bid to help advance the manned flight to Red planet as these firms will be responsible to develop prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats.

Mineral veins on Mars result of evaporating ancient lakes

Mineral veins on Mars result of evaporating ancient lakes

Providing evidence of a long and varied history of water on the Red Planet, a new study has shown that mineral veins found in Mars's Gale Crater were formed by the evaporation of ancient lakes.

Happy fourth, Curiosity: NASA celebrates rover's anniversary with new social media game!

Happy fourth, Curiosity: NASA celebrates rover's anniversary with new social media game!

4th August, 2016 marks Curiosity's fourth anniversary on the Red Planet and this evidently calls for a celebration, which NASA has wasted no time in doing!

NASA's Viking mission data to unfold Mars' mystery

NASA's Viking mission data to unfold Mars' mystery

The US space agency NASA's Viking mission made history forty years ago when it became the first to successfully land a fully operational spacecraft on the red planet, Mars.

Mars orbiter detects carbon dioxide ice on Red Planet

Mars orbiter detects carbon dioxide ice on Red Planet

Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted traces of carbon dioxide ice on Red Planet. The orbiter has found that carbon dioxide ice more often covers the ground at night in some mid-latitude regions than in polar regions of the Red Planet, where it is generally absent for much of summer and fall.

Dark streaks on Mars may indicate flowing water: Study

Dark streaks on Mars may indicate flowing water: Study

Recurring slope linae, dark streaks that change seasonally, on Martian slopes indicate presence of flowing water, according to a new study of thousands of such features in the red planet's largest canyon system.

Martian moons not 'captives' of Red Planet, say studies

Martian moons not 'captives' of Red Planet, say studies

Due to their small size and irregular shape, Phobos and Deimos strongly resembled asteroids but no one understood how Mars could have "captured" them and made them into satellites with almost circular and equatorial orbits. 

Atmosphere of ancient Mars had high levels of oxygen: NASA

Atmosphere of ancient Mars had high levels of oxygen: NASA

NASA draws parallel between ancient Mars and the Earth in terms of presence of oxygen and suggested that the atmosphere of the Red Planet had high levels of oxygen than it has now.

Nepal's quake-hit village Langtang gets tribute on Mars!

Nepal's quake-hit village Langtang gets tribute on Mars!

The International Astronomical Union has christened a 9.8 km (six mile) wide crater on Mars, Langtang.

NASA recruitment drive for Mars: Do you have what it takes to work on Red planet?

NASA recruitment drive for Mars: Do you have what it takes to work on Red planet?

The vibrant posters feature 'advertisements' for teachers, surveyors and farmers, among a raft of other occupations.

Check out: Beautiful view of frosted sand dunes on Mars

Check out: Beautiful view of frosted sand dunes on Mars

The US space agency NASA, recently released a beautiful view of the red planet, Mars covered with frosted sand dunes.

Watch: Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in 11 years today!

Watch: Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in 11 years today!

The Red Planet will be about 46.8 million miles away from the Earth, its closest distance since November 2005.

After 11 years Mars will come closest to Earth on May 30

After 11 years Mars will come closest to Earth on May 30

This close distance will make the Red planet appear slightly bigger and brighter than the usual in the sky.

Mars once hosted habitable environments, reveals study!

Mars once hosted habitable environments, reveals study!

"Identification of these ancient carbonates and clays on Mars represents a window into history when the climate on Mars was very different from the cold and dry desert of today," said Janice Bishop of the SETI Institute in the US.

Watch: New Hubble portrait of Red Planet ahead of Mars Opposition this weekend!

Watch: New Hubble portrait of Red Planet ahead of Mars Opposition this weekend!

The telescope, well known for its picturesque views of nebulae and galaxies, imaged this image on May 12, 2016, when Mars was 50 million miles from Earth. 

Mars Opposition on May 22, 2016: How to view as planet appears at its brightest in over a decade!

Mars Opposition on May 22, 2016: How to view as planet appears at its brightest in over a decade!

On Sunday, May 22, Mars, Earth and the sun will all line up, with Earth directly in the middle.

Volcanoes erupted beneath ice sheet on Mars billions of years ago

Volcanoes erupted beneath ice sheet on Mars billions of years ago

The new findings could help reveal if the Martian environment had flowing water and was once habitable.

From Jupiter to Mars: Five amazing things to know about our solar system!

From Jupiter to Mars: Five amazing things to know about our solar system!

Here are some amazing things you must know about our solar system this week.