Mars Archives - State of the Planet

Space Glaciers: Carbon Dioxide Ice Forms Glaciers on Mars

A modeling study recently found that the carbon dioxide ice deposits at the South Pole of Mars flow as glaciers do, highlighting the importance of understanding ice in outer space.

by |July 11, 2022

Can a New Type of Glacier on Mars Aid Future Astronauts?

A recent publication identifies evidence of glacial activity and underground ice on Mars in an unusually flat and temperate area, which could serve as a future human landing site.

by |April 19, 2021

Fresh Evidence of Life on Mars?

In a landscape shaped by wind and water, is it possible that microbial life was found on Mars in 1976? A new paper indicates life may be present, and a new mission to Mars may confirm the results.

by |May 30, 2012