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SuperCam on-board NASA's Perseverance rover collected its first samples on Mars
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SuperCam on-board NASA's Perseverance rover collected its first samples on Mars

The laser can zap objects smaller than a pencil point as far away as seven metres and observes spots beyond the reach of the rover's arm.

Did life exist on Mars? Perseverance rover joins four centuries of work to find the answer
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Did life exist on Mars? Perseverance rover joins four centuries of work to find the answer

In 2000 scientists found that water had once flowed over its surface which rekindled interest in Mars exploration as they pored over images looking for evidence.

Water vapour from Mars is sent high into atmosphere where it gets lost in space
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Water vapour from Mars is sent high into atmosphere where it gets lost in space

Mars continues to lose water today as vapour is transported to high altitudes after sublimating from the frozen polar caps during warmer seasons.

Mars has multiple pools of liquid water around a main reservoir, astronomers argue in new study
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Mars has multiple pools of liquid water around a main reservoir, astronomers argue in new study

The area in question is the closest 'habitable' place on Mars that has been found so far, the study authors said.

Scars on Mars may have formed by melting below glaciers and not flowing rivers, new study suggests
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Scars on Mars may have formed by melting below glaciers and not flowing rivers, new study suggests

While examining climate models of ancient Mars they found that it was much colder during the time that the valleys were formed.

NASA’s Perseverance rover on its way to become fifth rover on Mars – its science objectives, instruments, the Ingenuity helicopter
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NASA’s Perseverance rover on its way to become fifth rover on Mars – its science objectives, instruments, the Ingenuity helicopter

Perseverance will land in the Jezero Crater, in February 2021, which is thought to have once been a water-filled lake 3.5 million years ago.

Possibility of life higher below surface of Mars, space radiation may act as catalyst, study suggests
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Possibility of life higher below surface of Mars, space radiation may act as catalyst, study suggests

While conditions are considered less harsh and traces of water have also been found, the subsurface has yet to be fully-explored.

On the move: NASA's pictures from Mars show where Curiosity rover is headed next
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On the move: NASA's pictures from Mars show where Curiosity rover is headed next

116 images that have been stitched together, show the path that the Curiosity rover will take as it drives to the 'sulfate-bearing unit.'

Scientists find microbial life on deep sea rocks; discovery offers hope of finding life on Mars
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Scientists find microbial life on deep sea rocks; discovery offers hope of finding life on Mars

The new discovery has made the scientists believe that such tiny, clay-filled cracks in rocks on Mars or below its surface could also be housing such microoganisms.

Mars could be losing water from its atmosphere at a faster rate than anyone predicted
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Mars could be losing water from its atmosphere at a faster rate than anyone predicted

Water vapour is accumulating in unexpected proportions near 80 km altitude in the Martian atmosphere.

Butterflies on Mars? Or is it snake or lizard? No, it's just spacecraft debris, says NASA
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Butterflies on Mars? Or is it snake or lizard? No, it's just spacecraft debris, says NASA

UFO expert says that the cocoon on Mars is proof that there is life on Mars because the butterfly flew away.

NASA's Curiosity rover finds seasonal changes in oxygen levels in Mars' atmosphere
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NASA's Curiosity rover finds seasonal changes in oxygen levels in Mars' atmosphere

Did Curiosity just discover the first proof of life on Mars? Scientists aren't quite sure.

Mustard on Mars? Czech scientists growing mustard plants for future colonies on Mars
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Mustard on Mars? Czech scientists growing mustard plants for future colonies on Mars

The technique of aeroponics is being used, to grow plants suspended in the air, without soil, and a limiting water supply.

NASA, ESA could find life on Mars in two years, but the world isn't prepared: NASA chief scientist
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NASA, ESA could find life on Mars in two years, but the world isn't prepared: NASA chief scientist

The interplanetary-themed weekend also brought news from Elon Musk, who unveiled the SpaceX Starship shuttle for crew and cargo trips to Mars and back.

Wine might be the answer to all our spacefaring woes, saving astronauts from muscle degeneration and worse
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Wine might be the answer to all our spacefaring woes, saving astronauts from muscle degeneration and worse

A daily dose of wine could help protect astronauts from the degenerative effects of space travel.

Blanket of silica aerogel around Mars could make it more habitable to grow crops
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Blanket of silica aerogel around Mars could make it more habitable to grow crops

The aerogel can help keep out harmful UV radiation & warm the icy surface of the planet.

Mars meteorite buried in Antarctica holds evidence of bacterial life on Red Planet
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Mars meteorite buried in Antarctica holds evidence of bacterial life on Red Planet

Mineralised forms of organic matter like different kinds of bacteria were found in the meteorite.

Liquid water lake on Mars may need an underground volcano to keep it from freezing
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Liquid water lake on Mars may need an underground volcano to keep it from freezing

If Mars experiences volcanoes, it could be a very favourable environment for water & life than thought.

Mars may have enough Oxygen to sustain subsurface life today, study finds
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Mars may have enough Oxygen to sustain subsurface life today, study finds

Oxygen content of Martian rocks & 2 recent discoveries show that life may exist on the planet today.

Water on Mars: What the latest discovery means for search for life beyond Earth
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Water on Mars: What the latest discovery means for search for life beyond Earth

Previous research had already found signs of intermittent water on Mars, so what's new now?