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Mars Curiosity Rover’s ‘anniversary’ in ancient glacial landscape

Torrejon - Ancient glaciers shaped the landscape of Gale Crater on Mars, while, in lower lying areas, rivers and lakes of extremely cold liquid water formed landscapes resembling those found in Iceland and Alaska.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Man claims to have lived on Mars for the last 17 years

An ex-marine under the pseudonym name of Captain Kaye claims he has spent the last 17 years living on Mars defending the human colonies from martians.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 10 comments

NASA announces plans for a greenhouse on Mars

Wednesday, NASA announced that plants on Mars may begin growing by 2021 in isolated conditions. The next Mars rover will launch in mid-2020 and an experiment to send growing plant life with the rover to the Red Planet is in the works.
In the Media by Syra Sharif - 3 comments

Mars attacked! How microbes pose the risk

Most sci-fi movies show Martians attacking humans. The real worry for scientists is from microbes from Earth reaching Mars and growing.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

P&G sells most pet-care assets to Mars for $2.9 bn

New York - Procter & Gamble will sell most of its pet care business to Mars for $2.9 billion as the US consumer-products giant streamlines its businesses, the companies announced Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

NASA acknowledges strange light on Mars

Pasadena - NASA acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that a camera on one of its Mars rovers had captured an image of what could be artificial light emanating from the planet's surface.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

Scientists recreate Mars in England

To test out Europe’s first Mars rover, space technologists have attempted to re-create the Martian surface in a tiny area of England.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Inhabiting Mars may be closer than expected

Washington - The common science-fiction theme of interplanetary colonization may not be too far away, if a recent NASA report and subsequent follow-ups prove right and we bring our species to the brink of extinction due to not having a suitable place to live.
In the Media by Joe Duarte - 7 comments

Mars One and Uwingu join in launching Mars Crater Naming Project

Mars One, a not-for-profit foundation working to establish the world's first human settlement on the planet Mars, has partnered with Uwingu, a company with the primary mission of creating a personal connection between the world and space exploration.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

Mojave crater is source of most Martian meteorites

It has been estimated that most of the 150 or so Martian meteorites that have been found on Earth were launched into space during an impact that created the Mojave Crater on Mars.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 7 comments

Mars Orbiter spots Star Trek logo in dunes on Mars

Tucson - This spooky image of dunes seemingly treading across the surface of Mars was acquired by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Dec. 30, 2013.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 4 comments

New evidence for ancient ocean on Mars

Up to one-third of the surface of Mars may once have been covered by a vast ocean, a new study of the planet suggests. And because water is needed for life, proving the presence of water has become the Holy Grail of Mars research for more than a century.
In the Media by Martin Laine

NASA sued over ignoring 'jelly donut' rock on Mars

The National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) carelessly overlooked hard evidence of life on Mars, according neurologist Dr. Rhawn Joseph, who is suing the agency for shirking its scientific duty.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle

Canadian start-up makes affordable robot rover for schools

A robot has been designed for home and school use by a Canadian start-up company. It acts very much like the Curiosity Rover that touched down on Mars recently. Fortunately, this robot comes with a lower price tag.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

TopFinds: Caught in the polar vortex, waiting to live on Mars

North America endures the chilly temperatures of the polar vortex. How to make crude oil out of algae in less than an hour. How many people want to live on Mars? Welcome to TopFinds.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Op-Ed: To live and die on Mars — 1,058 people on short-list

Imagine if you will, being one of the lucky few chosen to make a one-way manned mission to the red planet. It will take a special kind of person, one with strength of character and ambition, and with a willingness to see the future in a new frontier.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 17 comments

Review: ‘The Last Days on Mars’ isn’t the final frontier Special

In ‘The Last Days on Mars,’ a group of astronauts succumb to a mysterious and disturbing contaminant while collecting specimens on the red planet.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 1 comment

India's Mars Orbiter leaves Earth orbit heading for Red Planet

Bangalore - India’s Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter spacecraft left Earth orbit early Sunday, at the start of a 300-day trek, covering 680 million kilometers (425 million miles), to Mars.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

India launches spacecraft to Mars

In an attempt to become the fourth country to reach the Red Planet, India has successfully launched a spaceship to Mars. The spaceship left at 9:08 GMT Tuesday.
In the Media by Mike White - 3 comments

Remarkable footage of Red Planet marks 10 years of Mars Express

Cologne - As the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter approaches the tenth anniversary of arrival in orbit at the Red Planet, the ESA has assembled a fascinating topographical ‘fly-by’ of Mars.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Meteorite study suggests carbon capture locked up Mars atmosphere

East Kilbride - Examination of a meteorite that’s believed to have fallen to Earth around 3,000 years ago has provided clues as to how Mars lost its atmosphere, previously rich in carbon dioxide (CO2).
In the Media by Robert Myles

North American moms want M&M's to change their recipe

M&M’s candies contain petroleum-based, artificial dyes that can trigger hyperactivity in sensitive children. M&M's are made without most of those dyes in Europe and one mother wants to know why they are still being used in North America.

A new type of impact crater found on Mars

Denver - Nadine Barlow, professor of physics and astronomy at Northern Arizona University, has found a new type of impact crater on Mars — the Low-Aspect-Ratio Layered Ejecta (LARLE) Craters. She presented her findings at Denver's Division for Planetary Science
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 2 comments

Liquid water found on Mars

After breaking down a sample of sand, Mars Rover Curiosity has discovered that the soil on the Red Planet is composed of 2 percent water.
In the Media by Dinh Nguyen - 5 comments

Mars to approach Earth and 'look like two moons' hoax resurfaces

A hoax that had previously circulated the Internet has resurfaced this August. The message claims Earth will have a close encounter with Mars and it will appear the Earth has two moons. It is a hoax and experts say no such event will occur.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

Barbie becomes first astronaut on Mars

London - NASA and Mattel have teamed up to send the 54-year-old doll on a mission to turn the red planet pink. It has been launched to celebrate the Mars Curiosity rover’s first birthday.
In the Media by Eduardo Arrufat - 1 comment

NASA releases photograph of Curiosity's path to date

London - NASA has released a high-resolution photograph depicting the path left behind by Curiosity rover over its first 36 weeks of Martian exploration
In the Media by Eduardo Arrufat - 1 comment

Marks on Martian dunes likely to be 'dry-ice sleds'

No process like this occurs on Earth: NASA says that tracks photographed on Martian sand dunes are made by frozen carbon dioxide (dry ice) gliding down hills on cushions of air, similar to the way a hovercraft operates.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 3 comments

Radiation risk from Mars could pose a problem for astronauts

An instrument aboard the spaceship that carried Curiosity to Mars has found that deep space travelers would face worrying levels of radiation.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Photo: Blogger spots alien 'lizard' creature on NASA Mars photo

A Japanese blogger claims to have spotted a lizard running loose on the Martian landscape in a NASA photo. The blogger alerted the website, UFO Sightings Daily, and incredibly, the "discovery" of "life" on Mars has sparked frenzied speculation.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 6 comments
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This artist s concept of NASA s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter at Mars features one of its instruments ...
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This artist's concept of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter at Mars features one of its instruments -- the Mars Climate Sounder -- in action.
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Diagram of Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometers for Mars  one of six scientific instruments ...
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Diagram of Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometers for Mars, one of six scientific instruments on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/UA
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Artist s representation of a habitation on Mars.
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Artist's representation of a habitation on Mars.
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The NASA Mars rover Curiosity used its left navigation camera to record this view of the step down i...
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The NASA Mars rover Curiosity used its left navigation camera to record this view of the step down into a shallow depression called Yellowknife Bay in Gale Crater on the red planet. The distinctive mudstone formation of the surrounding terrain can be seen in the background.
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Curiosity looking out toward the Martian northern horizon.
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Curiosity looking out toward the Martian northern horizon.
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Artist s impression of Curiosity rover on the Martian surface
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Artist's impression of Curiosity rover on the Martian surface
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Second perspective view of Reull Vallis on Mars
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Second perspective view of Reull Vallis on Mars
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The Mars Curiosity rover
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The Mars Curiosity rover
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Mars-manned-mission vehicle (NASA Human Exploration of Mars Design Reference Architecture 5.0) feb 2009
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Comparison shows the X-ray diffraction patterns of two different samples collected from the Martian ...
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Comparison shows the X-ray diffraction patterns of two different samples collected from the Martian surface by NASA's Curiosity rover.
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A NASA photo of linear gullies  caused by dry ice sliding down sand dunes
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A NASA photo of linear gullies, caused by dry ice sliding down sand dunes
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The Mars Initiative - artistic representation of human habitats on Mars.
The Mars Initiative
The Mars Initiative - artistic representation of human habitats on Mars.
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Mars-manned-mission vehicle (NASA Human Exploration of Mars Design Reference Architecture 5.0) feb 2009
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Images like this from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA s Mars ...
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
Images like this from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show portions of the Martian surface in unprecedented detail.
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Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Landing: Its approximately 352 million mile (567 million kil...
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Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Landing: Its approximately 352 million mile (567 million kilometer), 36-week journey from Earth. NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft and its Curiosity rover landed on Mars
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Images compares rocks seen by NASA s Opportunity rover and Curiosity rover at two different parts of...
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Images compares rocks seen by NASA's Opportunity rover and Curiosity rover at two different parts of Mars. On the left is " Wopmay" rock, in Endurance Crater, Meridiani Planum, as studied by the Opportunity rover. On the right are the rocks of the "Sheepbed" unit in Yellowknife Bay, in Gale Crater, as seen by Curiosity.
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A depiction of Mars if it had life by Kevin Gill
Kevin Gill
A depiction of Mars if it had life by Kevin Gill
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