Geological discoveries hint at conditions when life arose on Earth — and possibly on Mars — ScienceDaily

The accepted view of Mars is red rocks and craters as far as the eye can see. That’s much what scientists expected when they landed the rover Perseverance in the Jezero Crater, a spot chosen partly for the crater’s history as a lake and as part of a rich river system, back when Mars had … Read more

Using new technique, researchers make surprising discoveries about how flies’ brains respond to tastes

A new imaging technique called trans-Tango(activity), developed by researchers with the Brown’s Carney Institute for Brain Science, reveals how specific neurons in brain circuits of fruit flies respond to stimuli such as sweet and bitter tastes. Credit: Gilad Barnea Taste matters to fruit fries, just as it does to humans: like people, the flies tend … Read more

Curiosity marks 10 years on Mars as discoveries continue

After successfully landing on Mars on August 6, 2012 (UTC), Curiosity continues to unlock the secrets of the Red Planet as the vehicle explores Gale Crater. Since landing, the rover has traveled over 17.5 miles (28.1 km) and made multiple scientific discoveries. Curiosity is now in the process of exploring and traversing Mount Sharp, the … Read more

Five of the top discoveries aboard NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars

This self-portrait of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013), plus three exposures taken during Sol 270 (May 10, 2013) to update the appearance of part of the ground beside … Read more