Mars

Mars, Sun, Line up for Solar Show

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) _ Last week, Mercury stole the show. Now it’s Mars’ turn. On Sunday morning, Mars, Earth and the sun will line up perfectly in the sky. This once-every-two-years event is called Mars opposition. That’s because Mars and the sun will be on opposite sides of Earth. Right now, Mars is about 48 million miles from us….

Mars May Have Been Hit by Mega-Tsunamis Billions of Years Ago

A true-color globe of Mars showing Terra Meridiani is seen here, Sept. 28, 2015. NASA/Greg Shirah Evidence of powerful ancient tsunamis on Mars are lending new credibility to the idea the red planet was once home to a northern ocean. Scientists have long believed ancient Mars had a northern ocean but had struggled to support the theory with evidence. A…

Candy Maker Mars Adding GMO Labeling to Its Products

Some M&M candies’ packaging includes the words, “Partially produced with genetic engineering.” Getty Images (ABC News) — In such small print that it’s easy to miss, Mars has started to include the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMO) on its candy and chocolate packaging. The words, “Partially produced with genetic engineering,” are printed on the back of M&M bags. You…

Mars Recalls Candy Bars in 55 Countries After Plastic Find

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. chocolate maker Mars says it’s recalling candy bars and other items in 55 countries after plastic was found in one of its products. Roel Govers, spokesman for Mars in the Netherlands, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the recall affects 55 countries but didn’t immediately provide further details. The German dpa news agency, citing Mars…