Mock Mars rover takes a test drive in the desert
May 15, 2012, 4:56 p.m. by SPACE.com
Scientists used the California dunes to prepare for maneuvering the Curiosity rover across Martian dunes in and around the Gale Crater.
Mars' sand dunes move surprisingly fast
May 9, 2012, 1:15 p.m. by Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com
Using a computer program used to examine earthquakes and landslides on Earth, scientists measured movements of the Martian dunes over 105 days.
NASA's new Mars probe will spy on Red Planet from above
May 1, 2012, 6:52 a.m. by Denise Chow, SPACE.com
The MAVEN mission will be the first to investigate Mars' upper atmosphere — an attempt to understand what caused the loss of the Martian atmosphere.
Mars lava spirals reveal volcanic secrets
April 26, 2012, 2:14 p.m. by Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
By looking more closely at the lava coils, scientists can learn more about Mars's crust and mantle.
NASA captures Martian dust devil in new photo
April 6, 2012, 1:07 p.m. by SPACE.com Staff
The 12-mile high funnel reaches heights far above those that its counterparts on earth could ever attain.
Mars, moon and star to form bright sky triangle
April 3, 2012, 1:22 p.m. by Joe Rao, SPACE.com
The Red Planet will shine bright with the moon and star Regulus, and here's how you can see them in the nighttime sky.
NASA's future is riding on Mars rover's success
March 21, 2012, 12:05 p.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
When the new rover lands and begins it science campaign on Mars, support for NASA's entire planetary science program could be galvanized.
Mars skywatching tips: See Red Planet this week
March 1, 2012, 5:21 p.m. by Geoff Gaherty, SPACE.com
Mars will be impossible to miss, even in the brightest city skies, so get out the telescopes.
Marsquake! What's shaking up the Red Planet?
February 22, 2012, 10:04 a.m. by SPACE.com
The earthquakes point to the possibility of active volcanoes on Mars that could in turn melt subterranean ice.
NASA scales back Mars plans to fit budget
February 14, 2012, 11:21 a.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
NASA will develop different Mars plans in an effort to meet President Obama's goal of putting humans on Mars by the 2030s.
NASA budget cuts to put Mars mission on ice
February 10, 2012, 11:48 a.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
The budget for Mars missions are likely being cut to make up costs and delays associated with the James Webb Space Telescope.
Don't miss this Mars, moon rendezvous
February 9, 2012, 11:05 a.m. by Joe Rao, SPACE.com
Despite being being 69 million miles from Earth and the Moon shining bright, Mars will be very easy to see in the night sky.
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