Researchers aim to update Apollo-era information about rocket-powered landings on dusty celestial bodies like Mars with new supercomputer simulations.
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The chemical reactions that dust storms on Mars cause indicate that our quest to find life on the red planet may need to go beneath the surface.
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River delta deposits in Mars' Jezero crater formed on and off for 400,000 years—long enough to record evidence of ancient life, new research shows.
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Tiny nanocardboard probes that weigh less than a fruit fly could levitate through the Martian skies to gather data.
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Jezero crater, the landing site for NASA's Mars 2020 rover, appears to harbor a mineral that could preserve signs of ancient life, researchers say.
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