Mars

Musk Eyes Mars After Second Starship Prototype Soars In The Sky

SpaceX successfully got its second Starship prototype off the ground and then landing it back down. Starship is a spacecraft that could one day transport people to Mars (and beyond!).w Read more...More about Space, Mashable Video, Mars, Elon Musk,...
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See Spring Arriving On Mars With These Exomars Images

Ice melts to reveal beautiful rock formations
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Q: What’s Big, Red And Pulses Uv Light Into The Cosmos Three Times A Night? A: Mars

Boffins find atmospheric oddities that make the planet blink in Spring and Autumn Mars pulses with ultraviolet light three times a night during spring and autumn, according to boffins from the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and...
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Nasa Spacecraft Watches As Mars Pulsates In Ultraviolet Light [video]

A robotic spacecraft launched by NASA was able to capture images of bright flashes of ultraviolet light in the atmosphere of Mars. Based on the data collected by the spacecraft, the flashes occur almost regularly. The latest images of the Red Planet...
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Martian Features Were Carved By Glaciers, Not Flowing Rivers

Orbiters are giving us a chance to study the surface of Mars closely, and some of the features that pop to prominence are dry river channels. There are over 10,000 of them. But a new study suggests that glaciers on ancient Mars are responsible for...
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Crater Investigators Explore Mars From Afar

What can impacts from space teach us about the red planet?
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Space Calendar 2020: Upcoming Rocket Launches, Meteor Showers, Mars Missions And More - Cnet

Here's everything significant happening in space science and solar system exploration for the rest of the year.
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Researchers Use Insight For Deep Mars Measurements

Using data from NASA's InSight Lander on Mars, seismologists have made the first direct measurements of three subsurface boundaries from the crust to the core of the red planet.
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There’s One Cloud On Mars That’s Over 1800 Km Long

Mars’ massive cloud is back. Every year during Mars’ summer solstice, a cloud of water ice forms on the leeward side of Arsia Mons, one of Mars’ largest extinct volcanoes. The cloud can grow to be up to 1800 km (1120 miles) long....
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Finally! Spacex Starship Prototype Sn5 Flies Just Over 150 Meters Into The Air

Yesterday, SpaceX moved one step closer to sending people to the Moon and Mars when its SN5 prototype successfully made a 150 m (~500 ft) hop test! The post Finally! SpaceX Starship Prototype SN5 Flies Just Over 150 Meters Into the Air appeared...
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Many Of Mars’ Stream Valleys Might Have Formed Under An Ice Sheet

Enlarge / Examples of different types of valleys on Mars. (credit: Galofre et al./Nature Geoscience) The further back into Earth’s history your mind wanders, the more work your imagination has to put in. That’s even more true for Mars. None of...
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Rice Researchers Use Insight For Deep Mars Measurements

Using data from NASA's InSight Lander on Mars, Rice University seismologists have made the first direct measurements of three subsurface boundaries from the crust to the core of the red planet.
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Lava Tubes On Mars And The Moon Are So Wide They Can Host Planetary Bases

The international journal Earth-Science Reviews published a paper offering an overview of lava tubes (pyroducts) on Earth, eventually providing an estimate of the (greater) size of their lunar and Martian counterparts.
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Letters To The Editor: 'but There's A Pandemic' Is A Small-minded Criticism Of Mars Exploration

Our world and our politics are limited; limitless space exploration provides a relief from humanity's harsh realities.
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Spacex Just Launched A Full-size Starship Rocket Prototype Hundreds Of Feet Above Texas

Before SpaceX can fly people to the moon or Mars with its new Starship-Super Heavy rocket, the company has to prove the system's core design works.
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Spacex Completes Test Flight Of Mars Rocket Prototype

SpaceX on Tuesday successfully completed a flight of less than a minute of the largest prototype ever tested of the future rocket Starship, which the company hopes to use one day to colonize Mars.
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Snowball Mars?

Guest “have rock hammer, will travel” by David Middleton Early Mars was covered in ice sheets, not flowing rivers SCIENCE, HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY Aug 3, 2020    |   For more information, contact Sachintha Wickramasinghe A...
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Glaciers Could Have Sculpted Mars Valleys: Study

The question of whether ancient life could have existed on Mars centers on the water that once flowed there, but new research published Monday suggests that many of the Red Planet’s valleys were gouged by icy glaciers not rivers. The study in...
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Early Mars Was Covered In Ice Sheets According To Scientists

Researchers from the University of British Columbia say that a large number of the valley networks guarding the surface of Mars were carved by water melting beneath the glacial ice, not by free-flowing rivers. Many scientists believe that ancient...
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Two Schoolgirls Spotted An Asteroid Headed Straight For Earth

A newly-detected asteroid has been spotted by a pair of schoolgirls in India. The two teenagers found the asteroid in images collected by a telescope in Hawaii. The asteroid is currently orbiting near Mars, but that orbit will change and bring it...
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