Mars’ Briny Waters Might Have a Chance to Linger On the Surface

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When scientists first discovered what seemed to be liquid water on Mars’s surface in 2015, they were ready to examine it. There was, however, one problem: the United Nations’ Outer Space Treaty of 1967 didn’t allow such research due to the risk of contamination. And…

The Coronavirus Outbreak Raises Concerns About Retrieving Samples From Mars

NASA is sending a mission to Mars. The plan is to bring samples from the Red Planet, samples that will hopefully get answers about habitability up there. But the new Covid-19 virus here on Earth raises old fear — As early as Carl Sagan’s view…

Water from Mars is evaporating quicker than predicted

It is believed that billions of years ago, Mars might have been a planet very similar to ours, with abundant liquid water on its surface. However, as time passed, that water rose into the thin Martian atmosphere and then evaporated off into outer space. There…

Oxygen levels of Mars are rising

The Curiosity Mars Rover made by NASA continues to spark controversies back on Earth with each new discovery: The latest news sent home by the Rover show that there is a significant variation in the oxygen levels of the red planet’s surface, according to the…

NASA’s 2020 Rover will search for Microscopic Fossils

Scientists of the Mars 2020 rover project from NASA believe that the best place to search for traces of ancient life is the Jezero Crater, where the next Mars rover will land on Feb. 18, 2021. A recently published paper in the Icarus journal highlights…