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A new survey of ancient lakebeds in the Nili Fossae region of Mars (above) revealed that only a third show evidence of deposits of mud and clay on the surface today. If life evolved on Mars, deposits of clay and sediment could contain fossil evidence of its existence as they have on Earth.

A Mosaic From Mars Odyssey "Colors indicate infrared emission signatures in this mosaic from NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter, showing a region o. Image courtesy of NASA/JPL/ASU

October 20, 2013 Is 21st-Century Technology Too Primitive to Detect Advanced Extraterrestrial Life?

Some of the world’s leading astronomers — including Great Britain’s astronomer royal, Sir Martin Rees — believe aliens, rather than using different radio…

A tiny, self-contained greenhouse has been selected to fly on the robotic lander that Red Planet colonization effort Mars One intends to launch in 2018, Artist's concept of Mars One's robotic lander, which the nonprofit group intends to launch toward the Red Planet in 2018.

Mars One proposes Phoenix-like lander for first privately funded mission to the Red Planet slated to blastoff in This film solar array experiment would provide additional power. Credit: Mars One

The sword on Orion. Interesting idea for nebula or universe tattoo. For similar photos... http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire/hires/true/

The Sword Of Orion ~ The Orion constellation is noticeable for three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row. These stars represent Orion’s Belt. If you look closely, you’ll notice a curved line of stars “hanging” from the three Belt stars.

Climbing up Mt. Sharp in the middle of Gale Crater, NASA’s Mars rover  Curiosity  has discovered two-tone veins of minerals that reveal multiple episodes of water flowing through rock — even after the lake that once filled the bottom of the crater had ceased to be.

Mars rover Curiosity spots strange, 2-tone veins on planet's surface

Mars Rover Curiosity Spots 'Ice Cream Sandwich' Rocks (Photos) The rocks, which lie at a site dubbed Garden City near the base of the kilometers) Mount Sharp, harbor ridges up to inches centimeters) tall that are composed of bright and dark mineral veins.

This May 2015 image from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a crater with dune formation located in a region on Mars called Acidalia Planitia. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

This May 2015 image from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a crater with dune formation located in a region on Mars called Acidalia Planitia. of Arizona

Curiosity rover snaps 1st photos of Mars at night  Ultraviolet illumination helps scientists look for fluorescent minerals

Curiosity rover snaps 1st photos of Mars at night

Curiosity rover snaps photos of Mars at night Ultraviolet illumination helps scientists look for fluorescent minerals

NASA's Curiosity Rover Discovers 1st Evidence That Points to Life-Habitable Water on Ancient Mars DailyGalaxy 12/14/16 discovery of boron as it is famously associated w/arid sites where water has evaporated away

NASA's Curiosity Rover Discovers Evidence That Points to Life-Habitable Water on Ancient Mars DailyGalaxy discovery of boron as it is famously associated w/arid sites where water has evaporated away

A Bird's-Eye View of Erebus "This false-color view combines frames taken by the panoramic camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on the rover's 652 through...  Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell

The 10 Most Stunning Images of Mars in History

A Bird's-Eye View of Erebus "This false-color view combines frames taken by the panoramic camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on the rover's 652 through. Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell

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