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Beauty from Chaos
Topic: Mars
Beautiful streamlined islands and narrow gorges were carved by fast-flowing water pounding through a small, plateau region near the southeastern margin of the vast Vallis Marineris canyon system.

Gusev Crater Once Held a Lake After All
Topic: Mars
A new analysis of old data from the Spirit rover shows that a rock outcrop in Columbia Hills was likely shaped by low temperature surface waters.

From Martian Rocks, a Planet’s Watery Story Emerges
Topic: Mars
After 18 months on Mars, the rover Curiosity has taken more than 120,000 measurements of surface rocks and soil, painting a more detailed image of how much water was once on the Red Planet.

Mars in a Box: A Full-Spectrum Simulation
Topic: Mars
To gain insight into other worlds, we’ve re-created them here.

The Spinning Compass
Topic: Mars
Mars has no magnetic field, and instead has small fields concentrated in the crust and scattered over the surface. MAVEN will help scientists understand how well these crustal fields protect the planet.

The World Above and Beyond
Topic: Mars
MAVEN sensors measure all aspects of solar input to uncover the many ways Mars loses its atmosphere.

Mars Rover Heads Uphill After Solving 'Doughnut' Riddle
Topic: Mars
The martian rock resembling a jelly doughnut, dubbed Pinnacle Island, is a piece of a larger rock broken and moved by the wheel of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity in early January.

New Evidence For Ancient Ocean on Mars
Topic: Mars
A new study suggests that large boulders on Mars' northern plains were delivered to their location via massive underwater landslides--bolstering evidence for an ancient Martian ocean.

NASA Mars Orbiters See Clues to Possible Water Flows
Topic: Mars
New images are providing the strongest evidence so far that liquid water may exist on Mars today. The findings could have implications in understanding the potential for life on the red planet.

Fires in the Sky: MAVEN Satellite Looks for Mars' Missing Atmosphere
Topic: Mars
MAVEN will examine particles in Mars' atmosphere to tell story of the planet's four billion year old past.

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