Mars

The Biggest Barrier To Future Space Exploration Is In Our Heads

With enough time, the technological challenges of sending humans to Mars and beyond are solvable. But psychologically, we’re not ready to leave our home. In 1945 British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke—now best known...
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A Photo Tour Of The Creepy Mars Base From 'moons Of Madness'

A brand new video game out today (Oct. 22) is best described as Mars exploration meets Lovecraftian horror.
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Nasa Aims For Mars Landings In 2035 While Building Support For Lunar Gateway

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is looking to land humans on Mars in the 2030s as he recruits partners of the International Space Station to help the agency land humans on the moon by 2024.
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Hope Mars Mission: Launching The Arab World Into The Space Race

When the UAE president announced that his country would make a satellite to study Mars' atmosphere in unparalleled detail, he set an unprecedented goal for the Arab world.
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Nasa Rebuts Claim Life Was Discovered On Mars In 1970s, But Search Continues

Last week a former NASA researcher published an article claiming that an experiment that tested samples from Martian soil back in 1976 had discovered signs of life.
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Mars Once Had Salt Lakes Similar To Those On Earth

Mars once had salt lakes that are similar to those on Earth and has gone through wet and dry periods.
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Aerogel Mars

A novel idea for the local terraforming of Mars raises interesting possibilities -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Report: No Spinach On Mars

Good news for kids around the world! Researchers at Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands have determined that it is possible to grow food on Mars except for spinach. Of course, Matt Damon was the first to demonstrate this finding. ...
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Mars 2020 Unwrapped And Ready For Testing

In this time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 4, 2019, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, bunny-suited engineers remove the inner layer of protective antistatic foil on the Mars 2020 rover after the vehicle was relocated from...
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Space News

Make no mistake: we are currently living in the Golden Age of space exploration. Right now, as you read these words, we have robots on the Moon, autonomous rovers on Mars, and roughly a half dozen asteroid mining companies prospecting for precious...
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It Worked! Nasa’s Plan To Get Its Insight Tool Digging Again Pays Off

NASA's InSight lander is doing some great work on Mars. It's been listening closely for rumblings from inside the planet and even provides timely weather reports back to Earth. It's great... but it could be even greater. Shortly after deploying its...
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There’s The Curiosity Rover, On The Move, Seen From Space

If the Curiosity rover was paranoid, would it feel like it was being watched? Well, it is being watched, by its brother in orbit, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The MRO watched Curiosity as it travelled through the ‘Clay-Bearing Unit‘...
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What's The Scoop With Mars Insight's Mired Mole? It's Digging Again, Thanks To Trowel Trickery

Heat probe tentatively resumes journey 5m into the red planet There was good news for Martian miners this week as NASA's stuck mole began making progress into the red planet's soil once more.…
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Scientists Believe Earth-like Planets Might Be Common Outside Solar System

After studying the remains of exoplanets that crashed into dead stars, scientists tend to believe that rocky planets similar to Earth and Mars are likely common outside of our solar system.
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Artemis Astronauts Share Risks And Rewards Of Deep Space Exploration In The Nasa Video ‘space Is...

While preparing for the 2020 launch of the Artemis Moon to Mars mission, NASA has released “Space Is Hard”, an honest video in which astronauts and mission employees share their feelings about the challenges and triumphs of deep space...
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Mars Insight's 'mole' Is Moving Again

NASA's InSight spacecraft has used its robotic arm to help its heat probe, known as "the mole," dig nearly 2 centimeters (3/4 of an inch) over the past week. While modest, the movement is significant: Designed to dig as much as 16 feet (5 meters)...
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Space Probe Captures Startling Images Of Dried-up River System On Mars

The ESA’s Mars Express Orbiter is imaging and mapping the entire surface of Mars with the help of its High Resolution Stereo Camera, in a long-term effort to help unlock some of the secrets of the red planet.
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Virgin Galactic Passengers Will Wear These Under Armour Spacesuits

Yesterday, NASA revealed the spacesuits its astronauts will wear on future Moon and Mars missions. They're impressive but clunky and a little heavy-handed on the patriotic theme. As you might expect, commercial space travel will be a bit more...
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Nasa Denies Finding Life On Mars, Countering Scientist’s Claims

It's been one heck of an exciting week for anyone who dreams of one day hearing about extraterrestrial life. In a recent op-ed, former NASA scientist Gilbert Levin claims that not only has the space agency found evidence of life on Mars, but it did...
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"mars-quakes" Could Reveal How Mars Was Built

Rumblings on the Red Planet act like x-rays, allowing scientists to probe the hidden interior of Mars. Christopher Intagliata reports.  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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