The Martian atmosphere might be cruel and inhospitable but at least it has metal ions

Studying Mars’ ionosphere and its metal ions might explain how the planet lost most of its atmosphere (and liquid water).

Mars’ Arsia Mons and the dinosaurs went extinct at the same time. Coincidence?! Definitely

#sync.

From fiction to reality: scientists grow potatoes in Mars-like conditions

Interplanetary potato, yeah!

Geological deposits hint at ancient ocean on Mars’ surface

Can’t have a devastating water wave without water!

Curiosity’s wheel grousers show damage after five years of off-roading on Mars

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Magnets anchored on Mars’ orbit would make the planet a second Earth, NASA says

Shields up!

Earth-born methanogen bacteria species could survive in Mars’ crust, new study shows

Life can be surprisingly hardy.

NASA establishes first Space Technology Research Institutes to make Mars a self-sufficient colony

“Producing > packing” — NASA.

UAE unveils plans for new city on Mars, to be built in 2117

It’s a pretty pretty city, too.

Mystery of Mars’ liquid past deepens. New study finds CO2 levels were too low to keep the planet warm

Things just got a whole lot more complicated.