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Martian Meteorites May Be Younger Than Thought, Studies Suggest

The riddle of the age of meteorites from Mars might now be solved, with researchers finding these rocks from the Red Planet might not be billions of years old as some studies have suggested. Full story

Mars Rover Curiosity Spied from Space

A new photo by a sharp-eyed NASA Mars orbiter shows the agency's Curiosity rover wrapping up work near its landing site on the Red Planet before beginning the long trek to a huge and mysterious mountain. Full story

Curiosity rover confirms Martian air is mostly CO2

The Curiosity rover has tasted Mars' air: It's made mostly of carbon dioxide with hints of other gases. Full story

Mars Rover Curiosity Rolls Past Mileage Milestone

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has notched a mileage milestone, reaching 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) of total driving distance as it heads toward a huge and mysterious Red Planet mountain. Full story

Ancient Mars River May Have Flowed into Huge Ocean

Scientists have spotted more evidence that an enormous ocean on Mars covered much of the planet's surface billions of years ago. Full story

NASA Mars rover Curiosity begins delayed road trip

Martian mountain, here Curiosity comes. Full story

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Some Mars Gullies May Be Carved by Dry Ice 'Sleds'

Ancient Mars Had Component Key to Life, Meteorite Reveals

Second rover finds hint of a life-friendly ancient Mars

'Mars Rat' Taking Internet by Storm

Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Pebbles Likely Shaped by Ancient River

The good, the bad and the ugly on a Hawaiian Mars

NASA's Curiosity Rover Drills Into 2nd Mars Rock

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  Life on Mars? Rover shows it was possible

According to NASA, powder from a rock found on Mars indicates the Red Planet may have been able to support microbes billions of years ago. NBC’s Katie Wall reports.

  Which companies are the best to work for?

Fortune magazine’s Andy Serwer talks about the publication’s top picks, which include Google and MARS, Inc.

  Mars colonies no longer science fiction, say experts

NASA’s curiosity rover may not have found organic life, but many experts believe colonization of the red planet is within our reach. Jerry Stone from the Mars Society tells NBC’s Keir Simmons there’s reason to get excited.

  Scientists working on suit for walking on Mars

Mars has long held a fascination for those of us on Earth, but recent NASA pictures of Martian landscapes are giving us a much better understanding of the red planet, while scientists across the globe are working on robots and space suits with the hope that humans may soon explore Mars in person. NB

  The curiosity over Mars

Speculation is running rampant over what’s been found in the first soil samples taken from the Red Planet but the findings won’t be announced until Monday. NBC’s Mike Taibbi reports.

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Related Photos

A lone boulder leaves a track in the Martian soil on a slope at Nili Fossae, as seen by the high-resolution camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in an image released on June 7, 2013, on beautfulmars.tumblr.com.

The High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA?s Mars Express has returned images of Echus Chasma
The High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA?s Mars Express has returned images of Echus Chasma

The High-Resolution Stereo Camera on board ESA's Mars Express has returned images of Echus Chasma, one of the largest water source regions on the Red Planet. REUTERS/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/G.Neukum/Handout

Solander Point
Solander Point

This panorama from NASA's Opportunity rover, made on June 1, shows Solander Point rising up on the Martian horizon. Mission managers plan to get the solar-powered rover to a north-facing slope on Solander Point by August, so that it can shelter there during the Martian winter.

Mars and solar wind
Mars and solar wind

An artist's conception shows how Mars' atmosphere was stripped away by charged particles from the sun.