Curiosity did a lot in its first 100 Martian days, including finding evidence for surface water on Mars for extended periods in the past. Five new studies chronicle Curiosity's first findings.
With a powerful acoustic transmitter and receiver, researchers can take detailed and almost instantaneous pictures of ocean waves, currents, and the underwater structure of the sea.
Snow on Mars: The Martian south pole hosts a frozen carbon dioxide — or 'dry ice' — cap year-round, and the new discovery may help explain how it formed and persists, researchers said.
Two teams of researchers find that subtle changes brought about by global warming might be amplifying atmospheric blocking patterns, which keep weather conditions in place for a long time.
By analyzing how much light the clouds that hang over the red planet reflect, scientists found its snowflakes, which are made of CO2 instead of water, are mere thousandths of a millimeter across.
If temperatures reach 1.6 degrees C above preindustrial levels, the iconic ice sheet will probably tip toward irreversible loss. With climate change, temperatures have already risen 0.8 degrees C.
The recent solar flares provide a dramatic backdrop for a study that shows Mars gets far more of its atmosphere stripped away by solar storms than does Earth. Thank you, magnetosphere.
If seismic activity on Mars is recent, and it can be traced to a volcano, it could mean that there is a source of heat to melt ice and provide potential habitats for simple forms of life.
A new study finds that fracking is releasing methane, a greenhouse gas, from a Colorado field at a higher rate than estimates suggested. Researchers must determine if the field is an anomaly or part of a bigger problem.
New data indicates the continuation of a long-term decline in summer ice underway since at least 1979. Researchers say roughly half the decline can be attributed to global warming.