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How Physicists Trapped Photons in a Box

Physicist and Nobelist Serge Haroche describes using a mirrored box to trap photons  to spy on them as they bounce around inside. This Nature Video was produced with support from Mars,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

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SpaceX test-fires new Raptor rocket engine that could take humans to Mars

Elon Musk has just posted photos of SpaceX's new Raptor engine undergoing its first successful test fire......»»

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SpaceX Test Fires Mars Engines

Hawthorne-based SpaceX has test fired the "Raptor" rocket engines it intends to use to take humans to Mars, according to a tweet from Elon Musk over the weekend. SpaceX has not detailed all of the specs on the new engine, which is intended to propel its s.....»»

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SpaceX"s humans-to-Mars rocket gets fired up - CNET

The Raptor rocket gets an inaugural test firing ahead of a speech in which Elon Musk will outline his plan to colonize the Red Planet......»»

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SpaceX Just Passed a Major Milestone on Its Mission to Mars

SpaceX has been talking up its Martian travel plans for a while now, but we still don’t know how it intends to get (or survive) there. As of today, however, it’s cleared a major hurdle: the rocket engine it will use to get to the Red Planet just fired.....»»

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SpaceX fires first test of Raptor rocket designed to take humans to Mars - CNET

Musk tweeted the rocket's inaugural flight ahead of a speech in which he will outline his plan to colonise the Red Planet......»»

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NASA: Odds Favor Successful SpaceX Mars Mission

Elon Musk's space company aiming for first flight to the Red Planet in 2018 and the US space agency says the time is right......»»

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SpaceX fires its Raptor engine for Mars flights for the first time

 SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is set to deliver a keynote address at the 67th annual International Astronautical Congress tomorrow, where he’ll outline his plan for interplanetary colonization beginning with Mars. As a bit of a teaser, Musk posted a co.....»»

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Elon Musk test fires the Raptor engine meant for exploration of Mars and beyond

The engine is going to be used in the next generation of SpaceX launch vehicles, that are expected to take humans to Mars and other planets and moons. The post Elon Musk test fires the Raptor engine meant for exploration of Mars and beyond appeared first.....»»

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New set of instruments will help Nasa understand the prospect of habitability on Mars

Scientist have developed a set of five instruments that can potentially advance Nasa's understanding of wind and weather conditions on the surface of Mars that can help ascertain the planet’s habitability. The post New set of instruments will help Nasa .....»»

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The Mars Orbiter Mission by Isro celebrates second anniversary of orbital insertion maneuver

The first interplanetary mission by Isro was originally expected to last six months, but the scientists have managed to extend the duration of the mission. The post The Mars Orbiter Mission by Isro celebrates second anniversary of orbital insertion maneu.....»»

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SpaceX test-fires "Raptor" rocket that will take humans to Mars

SpaceX has done its first test of the Raptor rocket engine that will take humans to Mars as early as 2024, Elon Musk said in a series of tweets. It was fired at the company's McGregor, Texas facility on a stand that can handle the extreme thrust. Poi.....»»

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Elon Musk will soon tell the world how he plans to colonize Mars

Elon Musk is over Earth and onto Mars. That, at least, appears to be the thesis of his planned talk at the upcoming 67th International Astronautical Congress, which will take place on September 27 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The post Elon Musk will soon tell.....»»

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160-Day Mars Mission Simulation Kicks Off in Utah

A 160-day-long simulated Red Planet mission began today (Sept. 24) at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), a facility in the Utah desert operated by nonprofit group The Mars Society......»»

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This week in space: Mars missions, a space blob, and a falling satellite

We found a galaxy nursery inside a huge space blob, which is cool. There will probably also be a Chinese satellite falling out of the sky in 2017. Less cool......»»

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Bioengineered bacteria could be used to 3D print food and tools on Mars

A synthetic biology project called CosmoCrops wants to use bacteria to make it possible to 3D print everything needed for a respectable space mission in space itself. Here's what you need to know. The post Bioengineered bacteria could be used to 3D print .....»»

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Elon Musk to share his plan for colonizing Mars - CNET

The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors predicts a manned expedition to Mars by 2025, and will detail how he plans to do it at a conference this week......»»

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80-Day Mock Mars Mission Begins Saturday in Utah

On Saturday (Sept. 24), the crewmembers of the Mars 80 mission — who hail from France, Japan, Russia, Australia, India and Canada — will begin work at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), a facility in Utah run by the Mars Society......»»

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What We Need to Know Before Landing Astronauts on Mars

Elon Musk and his SpaceX rocketeers are blueprinting a plan to land humans on Mars in 2025 and to land payloads onto the Red Planet’s surface at each 26 month opportunity starting in 2018......»»

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New research collaboration explores microbiome of the space station

More than 200 people have crossed the airlock threshold to the International Space Station to conduct research that benefits people on Earth and the agency's Journey to Mars. The microbes they brought with them—and left behind—are the focus of a new .....»»

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