Mysterious Clouds on Mars Formed by ‘Meteoric Smoke,’ Study Says

Scientists have identified a kind of cloud on Mars that has been neglected in past climate models.


How Mars Lost Its Atmosphere and Liquid Water

The NASA MAVEN team believes the planet was once warm and wet. What happened?


NASA Releases a Year's Worth of Data About the Habitability of Mars

MAVEN gathers data on Mars's atmosphere that could reveal more habitable times on the Red Planet.


NASA's MAVEN Probe Is Already Sending Back New Data on Mars' Climate Past

The agency's newest Mars mission is already shaping up to be awesome.


India's Mars Mission Costs Less Than Movies About Mars Missions

Mars Needs Moms cost twice as much as the real MOM orbiting Mars.


NASA's Atmosphere-Monitoring Probe Joins the Party of Orbiters Around Mars

MAVEN adds to the growing collection of spacecraft orbiting Mars, and will gather data that could help develop a manned mission.


To Unlock Mars's Wet Past, NASA's Next Orbiter Will Scan the Martian Sky

The MAVEN mission to Mars isn't going to land on the red planet, but it's still going to be awesome.