The structure could help the red planet slowly restore its atmosphere and eventually bring back its oceans
The 'microfossils' date from around 4.3 billion years ago
'For the first time in human history, we can actually build the missions that could go out and answer this fundamental question of whether or not biology works beyond Earth'
Gulf state unveils ambitious new initiative spearheading international efforts to ‘make this dream a reality’
Hot spring deposits in Chile have been found to be very similar to deposits found on the surface of Mars
Toblerone came under fire last week after the space between the distinctive triangles of its bars increased
Red Planet is up to 10,000 times drier than the driest deserts on Earth
Photos show a dark patch around the probe which suggests a possible fuel tank explosion
If the lander has failed to land safely on the planet's surface, it has grim echoes of the Beagle 2's problems
The mission has echoes of Beagle 2 – but hopes to avoid the same fate
The president announced the partnership with private space companies on Tuesday
Astronauts may end up suffering from 'anxiety, depression and impaired decision-making' after being bombarded by radiation
‘Suddenly, Mars may look even more promising than before as a potential abode for past life’
The team of six could only communicate through e-mail – which had a 20 minute delay to simulate being deep in space
'These ancient Martian flood plains would be great places to explore to search for evidence of past life'
China claims that the space programme is for peaceful purposes – but the US doesn't entirely agree