Perseverance: Nasa's Mars rover celebrates 1,000 days of science

Nasa says its Perseverance rover has essentially completed the job it was asked to do when it landed on Mars in February 2021.

Life on Mars seems very likely after recent Curiosity rover discovery

The mystery of life’s origins on Earth has long puzzled scientists, but a recent discovery on Mars might be shedding new light on this profound question, while also inching closer to finding life on Mars.

Orbiter Spots "Spiders" on Surface of Mars

These so called "spiders" are the result of a complex geological process that causes carbon dioxide to sublimate, digging up darker material from below the surface during the planet's spring.

A Single Asteroid Caused Two Billion Craters on Mars, Scientists Claim

A team of scientists have found that a single meteorite was likely responsible for creating billions of craters on the Martian surface.

Giant volcano on Mars hiding in plain sight

 Although more eroded and not as tall, the newly discovered volcano rivals the others in diameter. It’s about 450 km across. The volcano sits on the eastern edge of a broad rise called Tharsis, home to 3 other well-known giant volcanoes.

Scientists found astonishing link between Mars and Earth

Study reveals that deep-sea currents have been weakening, strengthening during 2.4m-year climate cycles

Ancient Volcanoes on Mars Hold Clues to Earth's Long-Lost Past

For a quiet, dusty lump of a planet we see today, Mars has had a surprisingly violent history, one that could reveal some clues about Earth.

Confirmation of ancient lake on Mars builds excitement for Perseverance rover's samples

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 traces might be found in the crater. 

Mars Express finds evidence of large water deposits

ESA's Mars Express has revisited one of Mars's most mysterious features to clarify its composition. Its findings suggest layers of water ice stretching several kilometers below ground—the most water ever found in this part of the planet.

Lava flows on Mars reveal a turbulent history

When researchers reconstructed lava flows on Mars, they realized the red planet is a lot more active than they previously thought.

Bizarre solar wind dramatically ballooned atmosphere of Mars

The scientists made a startling observation when they observed that the atmosphere of Mars dramatically ballooned outwards because of a void created due to a powerful gust of solar wind.

China's Mars Lander Detects Subsurface Geometrical Shapes

China's Zhurong rover, equipped with a ground-penetrating radar system, identified irregular polygonal wedges located at a depth of about 35 meters all along the robot's journey.

A green glow in the martian night

When future astronauts explore Mars's polar regions, they will see a green glow lighting up the night sky. For the first time, a visible nightglow has been detected in the martian atmosphere by ESA's ExoMars mission.

Most Martian meteorites are curiously young in age

Most meteorites from Mars are just a few hundred million years old, and likely come from relatively recent volcanic events such as the eruptions on the largest volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons.

Quakes on Mars Reveal We Were Wrong About Its Core

Two new papers show a 150 kilometer-thick layer of molten silicate rock at the base of the mantle envelopes Mars' liquid iron-alloy core.