Mars

Read The Fine Print: Service Terms Of Musk’s Starlink Say Users Must Recognize Mars As 'free...

Industrialist and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has slipped something unexpected into the terms of service for the beta version of his Starlink satellite internet provider: recognizing Mars as a “free planet” independent from any earthly authority.
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Water On Ancient Mars

A meteorite that originated on Mars billions of years ago reveals details of ancient impact events on the red planet. Certain minerals from the Martian crust in the meteorite are oxidized, suggesting the presence of water during the impact that...
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Researchers Tap Hubble Telescope For Closer Look At Rare Asteroid Worth $10,000 Quadrillion

Researchers say new information gathered on the asteroid 16 Psyche - a 140-mile-long minor planet situated within the main asteroid belt orbiting between Mars and Jupiter - via the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) will provide astronomical scientists...
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Spooky Space Shots Show Creepy Side Of The Cosmos - Cnet

Happy Halloween! Space is a vast, dark place full of cackling witch's heads, spiders, leering sun faces and body parts tucked into the soil of Mars.
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European Space Agency Spots Bizarre Triplet Of Craters On The Surface Of Mars

The craters are located on the Red Planet's southern hemisphere, in an area called Noachis Terra. During the Noachian era this region was constantly hit by asteroids and comets. Scientists say these craters are like a time-machine that allows them...
Related topics: European Space Agency, Space, Asteroids, Comets

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Geologists Dig Into Question Of Martian Soil Fertility

Humankind’s next giant step may be onto Mars. But before those missions can begin, scientists need to make scores of breakthrough advances, including learning how to grow crops on the red planet. Practically speaking, astronauts cannot haul an...
Related topics: Geology, Space, Astronaut

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Using Better Colours In Science

Colors are often essential to convey scientific data, from weather maps to the surface of Mars. But did you ever consider that a combination of colors could be "unscientific?" Well, that's the case with color scales that use rainbow-like and...
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Asteroid 16 Psyche Is Possibly Worth $10,000 Quadrillion Dollars

The Hubble Space Telescope discovered an asteroid in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter called 16 Psyche. The asteroid is approximately 230 million miles from Earth and is 140 miles across. Those dimensions make the asteroid roughly the...
Related topics: Asteroids, Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Space, Scientific Discoveries, Jupiter

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Nasa’s Perseverance Rover Just Hit A Major Milestone In Space

NASA's Perseverance rover and the Mars 2020 mission just nailed a huge milestone on its way to the Red Planet. The spacecraft has passed the halfway point on its route to Mars and is still on course for a landing in February 2021. The rover and its...
Related topics: NASA, Mars Rover Curiosity, Space, Spacecrafts

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What Martian Settlers Need To Know About Soil Can Teach Us How To Grow Better On Earth

The Soil Health in Space experiment is now being conducted on the ISS, which could lead to sustainable farming on the Moon, Mars, and also Earth! The post What Martian Settlers Need to Know About Soil Can Teach us How to Grow Better on Earth...
Related topics: International Space Station, Space, Moon

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Spacex Starts Rolling Out Starlink Internet, Hoping It'll Fund Mars Flights

SpaceX, having established a formidable reputation in rocket launches, is starting to roll out what it hopes will be an even more muscular arm of its business: broadband internet service.
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Scientists Prep For Farmers On Mars

Mixing artificial soil samples never seemed so exciting. University of Georgia geologists are currently preparing for the farming of crops on the red planet by simulating solid conditions here on Earth. A study on the process was published today...
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Geologists Simulate Soil Conditions To Help Grow Plants On Mars

Humankind's next giant step may be onto Mars. But before those missions can begin, scientists need to make scores of breakthrough advances, including learning how to grow crops on the red planet.
Related topics: Geology, Space

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Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Engine Could Mean A Three Month Trip To Mars

A company from Seattle called Ultra Safe Nuclear Technologies (USNC-Tech) has developed a concept for a new type of propulsion unit and delivered details to NASA. The company claims that the new Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) engine is safer and...
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Nasa Mars Selfie Shows Curiosity Rover Proudly Posing With Drill Holes - Cnet

Mars looks mighty appealing in the latest rover postcard from far away.
Related topics: NASA, Mars Rover Curiosity, Space, Selfies

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Meat On Mars: Aleph Farms Wants To Serve 'slaughter Free' Steaks In Space - Cnet

The Israeli company aims to make extraterrestrial food production a thing after successfully making a tiny beef steak on the ISS.
Related topics: Space, International Space Station

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Nasa Receives Signal From Perseverance’s Landing Sensors

NASA has communicated with Perseverance rover's Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing Instrumentation 2 (MEDLI2) sensor suite for the first time since the launch.
Related topics: NASA, Mars Rover Curiosity, Space

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Elon Musk's Company Spacex Plans To Bring Internet To Mars

Musk's brainchild is now working on a next-generation rocket, Starship, that will dramatically reduce the cost of space launches. Earlier this year, SpaceX announced that it plans an uncrewed mission to the Moon in 2022, which will be shortly...
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Here’s Why Scientists Think Women Are Better Suited To Space Travel

Are women better astronauts than men? This question will become central to the selection of crews to the Moon, Mars, and beyond as we undertake the colonization of space. In the struggle for gender equality, women have already proven they are...
Related topics: Space, Astronaut, Moon

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Designed By Spanish Scientists, This Is What A Martian City With A Million People Could Look Like

“Welcome to Nüwa, the capital of Mars. Mars settlers would live here and in four other vertical cities embedded in one of the hundreds of cliffs, which protect the planet against radiation while allowing sunlight to pass through.”
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