Chemical compounds found in Martian soil suggest the planet’s surface is highly toxic

The prospect of finding life on Mars is getting bleaker.

Elon Musk shares his view of Mars colonization: one million people living in a self sustainable city

Shoot for the stars and you might just land on Mars.

Halos on Mars suggest the red planet may have been hospitable for far long longer than thought

Life had more time to appear or even thrive on Mars than we imagined.

Terraforming Mars: what it is and why we’d do something this crazy

Two planets are better than one. Here’s everything you need to know about Mars terraformation.

It used to rain so hard on Mars it shaped the planet’s geology

A first of its kind study found rain on Mars was quite abundant.

Turns out you can make harder-than-concrete bricks on Mars simply by compressing soil

That’s surprisingly convenient.

NASA is designing small away-from-home-ecosystems to make space exploration sustainable

Recycle everything!!!

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.

Microorganisms can survive in space and on other planets, safe behind dried-up biofilms

Worry and excitement, all in one paper.

NASA’s ‘Mars Explorers Wanted’ posters will set you packing for space

Where’s my toothbrush?

Martian minerals might bear signatures of ancient life

Findings alien life on barren planet like Mars seems unlikely, but the discovery of the century might that of past life.