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What Sorts Of Life Forms Could Actually Live On Mars?

Yesterday, NASA reignited our hopes of finding alien life when it announced the first direct evidence of liquid water on Mars. But before we start indulging in fantasies of space crabs and reptilian beings, we ought to remember that Mars is a frigid world with a thin atmosphere. And that raises an obvious question: What sorts of life forms could actually live there?

Here's Everything We Know So Far About Finding Water On Mars

Big news broke yesterday as NASA scientists announced the first direct evidence for water on Mars. Let that sink in for a moment. Water. On Mars. It’s very exciting stuff, just in time for the big opening weekend of The Martian. Here’s what we’ve learned so far about this momentous discovery.

NASA Scientists Answer Your Burning Questions About That Martian Water Discovery

Over on reddit, an awesome AMA between readers and NASA Mars scientists plumbs deeper into today’s flowing water announcement. Here’re the highlights.

This Is How Foster And Partners Wants To 3D-Print A Martian Settlement

The acclaimed architecture firm Foster + Partners has unveiled a series of images that depict plans for a 3D-printed settlement that could be built on Mars.

NASA Says There's Strong Evidence Of Liquid Water On Mars

NASA has confirmed our suspicions: There’s probably liquid water on Mars today. The landmark finding makes the notion of life on the Red Planet all the more plausible.

Watch NASA Announce The Answer To One Of Mars' Greatest Mysteries

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, NASA says it will broadcast a special live event to answer to a major Mars mystery. Just what this mystery is, however, is all a part of the mystery, as NASA is not yet breathing a word of what this discovery may be about.

NASA Is Sending Bacteria To The Edge Of Space To See If They Can Hitchhike To Mars

Discovering life on another planet, only to contaminate that world with our own pesky microbes, is one of NASA’s nightmare scenarios. To find out whether single-celled Earthlings can hitchhike to Mars and survive on the Red Planet’s surface, NASA is going to see how they like it 36.57km up.

The Key To Colonizing Mars Could Be These Tiny Green Microbes

Long ago, a clan of hardy microbes called cyanobacteria helped terraform the lifeless Earth into a vibrant biosphere. Today, the very same critters could be the key to colonizing Mars.

Over 200 New 'Moonquakes' Discovered In Apollo 16 Data

The Apollo moon missions ended over 40 years ago, but incredibly, scientists are still learning from them. Case in point: A team of researchers has unearthed 210 previously unknown “moonquakes” in a slew of seismic data collected by Apollo 16.

Here Is A Rare View Of Mars' Icy Backside

This is one of the most fascinating images of Mars I’ve ever seen. The perspective — captured by Mars Express — makes it feel like I’m standing under our closest planetary neighbour, looking up at its south polar ice cap and its billion-year-old cratered highlands. In other words, this is Mars’ nether regions.

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