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The new findings come after more than 10 years of observation.

Christian Fogerty, Contributor

A small robot sits atop a pile of poppy seeds meant to represent shifting soil.

Researchers have developed unique gaits for rovers to prevent them from getting stuck in deep sand or soil.

Meredith Fore, Contributor

NASA will soon see if specially designed blades spinning really fast can carry a small chopper through the planet’s barely there atmosphere.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Fifty years ago, an explosion changed the flight of Apollo 13 into a saga of skill, fortitude, and resilience. A reporter who covered the mission recounts the details.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

The space agency’s InSight lander has detected hundreds of marsquakes since arriving on the red planet about 15 months ago.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

New design is able to stabilize itself.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Several exoplanets were found before the 1995 discovery that netted Mayor and Didier this year’s physics Nobel. Why weren’t the others honored?

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Bacteria in one of the most extreme places on Earth point toward past life on Mars.

Sofie Bates, Contributor

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