What do quakes on Mars feel like?

Data from NASA's Insight mission let researchers experience what a "marsquake" might feel like, and compare to quakes on Earth and the moon.

ETH Zurich | July 30, 2019 | futurity
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Hurricanes need water, right? Not necessarily

"We wanted to know if hurricanes really need water. And we've shown that they don't—but in a very different world."

Kayla Zacharias-Purdue | July 24, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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‘Unearthly’ factors move the sand on Mars

New research on Mars sand movement reveals that the largest shifts occur in three distinct regions.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona | May 30, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Buried north pole ice on Mars dates to ancient past

If the newly discovered ice under Mars' north pole melted, it could cover the planet in 5 feet of water.

Anton Caputo-UT Austin | May 29, 2019 | futurity
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Ancient ash is likely behind odd mineral deposit on Mars

A strange mineral deposit in the Nili Fossae region of Mars has puzzled scientists, but there's a new explanation for how it got there.

Kevin Stacey-Brown | May 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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Did hidden volcanoes heat up the ice cap on Mars?

Last year, research indicated there might be water under the south ice cap on Mars. Now, researchers say volcanoes must've been involved.

U. Arizona | Feb. 21, 2019 | futurity
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Farewell: Opportunity ends 15-year mission to Mars

Built to last 90 days, the Mars rover Opportunity finally ended its mission this week after 15 years. "It was an honorable end..."

Blaine Friedlander-Cornell | Feb. 14, 2019 | futurity
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Mars trip could mess with ‘rookie’ immune systems

"What NASA and other space agencies are concerned about is whether or not the immune system is going to be compromised during very prolonged spaceflight missions."

U. Arizona | Feb. 4, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Years-old Mars rover gets a new trick

Six and a half years into its mission on the red planet, scientists are still finding new ways to use NASA's Curiosity rover.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins | Feb. 1, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Ancient asteroid strike may explain Martian moon’s odd grooves

Scientists have debated how Phobos got its strange grooves for 40 years. Now, new research may bring them closer to an answer.

Kevin Stacey-Brown | Nov. 26, 2018 | futurity
~6 mins   

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