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Martian methane fades away but mystery remains

BELLEVUE, Wash. — NASA says the record-setting belch of Martian methane that its Curiosity rover detected last week has faded away, leaving some big questions hanging in the air: Where did the gas come from, and what were its origins? Much of … Continue reading

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Is there life on Mars? The answer may be squishy

BELLEVUE, Wash. — NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected fresh whiffs of Martian methane, once again sparking speculation about a potential biological source — but researchers at the space agency say it’s too early to raise the alert for life on Mars. … Continue reading

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Mars rover makes ‘breakthroughs in astrobiology’

The latest evidence for methane and other organic chemicals on Mars isn’t the smoking gun for life on Mars that some folks may have been hoping for, but it gives astrobiologists much more to go on. Readings gathered by NASA’s … Continue reading

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Curiosity rover fleshes out picture of old Mars

Scientists say they’re putting together the puzzle pieces provided by NASA’s Curiosity rover to get a better picture of how the outlook for habitability on Mars brightened and dimmed over the course of billions of years. “We see all the … Continue reading

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Sand ripples tell tales about Mars’ climate

The sands of Mars move in mysterious ways – including one way that’s not seen on Earth’s surface, but only on the sandy bottom of bodies of water. And the scientists behind NASA’s Curiosity rover mission say those weird medium-sized ripples can … Continue reading

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Curiosity rover might scout for water on Mars

NASA says one of the Curiosity rover’s future tasks could be to check out sites on Mars that may harbor trickles of salty water. It’s been nearly four years since Curiosity was dropped into Gale Crater by a rocket-powered crane. Since that … Continue reading

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Get a 360-degree view of monster dune on Mars

The 16-foot-high sand dune that NASA’s Curiosity rover has been skirting around on Mars looks even more imposing in a 360-degree panoramic view you can explore on the Internet. NASA passed along the spherical panorama, as well as a red-blue … Continue reading

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