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Mars-worms

By Miles Mathieu, Age 8, and IndyKids Staff   Scientists at the Wageningen University and Research Center in the Netherlands were surprised to discover that earthworms have the potential to thrive in Martian soil. For the study, the researchers purchased...

Water Discovered on Mars

By MARISA HIRSCHFIELD, age 11 PHOTO: Stuart Rankin There are still no signs of life on Mars, but flowing saltwater has been discovered. NASA’s Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has spotted dark streaks on Mars, which turned out to be saltwater trickling down slopes....

Curiosity Rover Finds Liquid Water on Mars

By AMIA McDONALD, age 11 PHOTO: NASA Recent discoveries have proven that Mars has liquid brine (salty water) slightly beneath its surface. Mars has extremely low surface temperatures, ranging between 27 degrees Celsius at its equator and -133 degrees Celsius at its...

Water on Mars?

Flickr.com/jdhancock By IK Kid Reporter ALEXIA ALMONTE, age 11 When I hear Mars, I think Martian. Who wouldn’t like to meet an alien? Recently, scientists discovered dozens of dark slopes across Mars’ southern hemisphere that may be salt water, but they are not...