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NASA wants to build airship cities in the Venus sky

Since Venus is closer to Earth than Mars -- both in size and distance -- it would be a much more convenient candidate for manned exploration. There's just a slight hitch: the average temperature is 850 degrees F, and the atmosphere is 90 times denser........»»

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More on the search for possible life on Mars [Science]

Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere and detected other organic molecules in a rock sample collected by the robotic drill. #Mars #space #life #NASA #curiosity #biolog.....»»

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Top great space moments in 2014 (pictures)

It was a big year for space exploration, from rodeo-riding a comet to getting more familiar with Mars, distant planets and the beginning of it all......»»

Source:  CnetCategory: GadgetDec 20th, 2014Related News

NASA Releases Mesmerizing Video of Orion’s Landmark Test Flight

Earlier this month, NASA took a big step toward its journey to Mars, proving that its Orion spacecraft is up for the daunting journey. The agency has released a new ten-minute video that shows Orion’s thrilling re-entry, which subjected the... Earlier .....»»

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The year in space: Rodeo-riding a comet and more

In 2014, humanity tagged a comet and became better acquainted with Mars and our place in the universe. Take a tour through the year in space......»»

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Tech Fetish Podcast 219: See You Next Year!

The whole crew closes up 2014 with talk about Windows 10, real-time translation tech, and the discovery of organic material on Mars. In this last episode for 2014, Alaina, Alex, Justin, and Mark Ryan gather to discuss Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10.....»»

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DNews: Reasons for Methane on Mars that Aren"t Biological

Methane is such a promising sign for the existence of biological life that it's hard not to get excited when it's detected on Mars. But Amy Shira-Teitel runs down some other ways the gas could be observed on the Red Planet without their being li.....»»

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Did life forms exist on Mars? Curiosity makes a big find, Ep. 187

It's the last Crave show of 2014. This week, Curiosity makes a huge discovery, the US Navy has a shark drone and American satellites detect an increase in holiday lights from space. Happy New Year from all of us at Crave!.....»»

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Crave Ep. 187: Did life forms exist on Mars? Curiosity makes a big find

Mars Curiosity makes an amazing discovery, organic matter on the Red Planet that makes up the building blocks of life......»»

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A huge ice reservoir could be hiding inside Mars

A vast cache of water or ice could be lurking just beneath the surface of Mars, scientists claims, using meteorite research to figure out where the "missing Martian water" might have actually ended up. While signs of the historic effects of subsurface and.....»»

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Mars burps methane. Scientists want to know why.

Nasa's Curiosity rover found methane at about 1 part per billion in the atmosphere of Mars. That's 4,000 times less than in the air on our own planet. Gotta be all the farts. Photograph: Nasa/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/EPA NASA scientists reported results from th.....»»

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Red Planet Rover: Discovery Channel Mars Curiosity Exclusive

Tonight, at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT), Discovery Channel will air a behind-the-scenes documentary of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission......»»

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Burps on Mars... the results of Curiosity

NASA scientists reported results from the Mars Curiosity roving science lab at the American Geophysical Union to a packed room of press chomping at the bit for a big story. Read the rest.....»»

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Is There Life on Mars? New Signs Indicate There May Have Been

Looks like David Bowie was right, new discoveries from NASA's Curiosity rover has led to the possibility that there may be - or have been - life on Mars. NASA's Curiosity rover has detected organic molecules in the atmosphere and soil of Mars. Acco.....»»

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Mars has gas; a fuzzy sign of life?

A NASA rover has found the building blocks of life on Mars. They might be the product of past or present life on the red planet -- or they might not be......»»

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Curiosity Rover discovers ancient Martian organic molecules

NASA has just reached another breakthrough in its exploration of Mars' landscape and history. Barely two weeks after revealing their findings and theories about the Gale Crater, the scientists are now announcing that the Mars Rover has found two things: a.....»»

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NASA planning to explore Venus in manned solar-powered airship

NASA's Langley Research Center proposes exploring Venus with an airship first before mankind sets foot on Mars. It's not as crazy as it sounds......»»

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Curiosity has discovered organic matter on Mars

Molecules found by Curiosity on Mars have been confirmed as organic matter -- the building blocks of all known forms of terrestrial life......»»

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Curiosity’s New Discovery Further Suggests Life on Mars

On its endless quest for evidence of water, Curiosity has stumbled upon new data that suggests life on Mars may exist right now. As in, NOW. The brave rover this week detected a “tenfold spike in methane” in the atmosphere,... On its endless quest fo.....»»

Source:  TechnobuffaloCategory: TopDec 17th, 2014Related News

NASA planning to explore Venus in manned solar-powered ariship

NASA's Langley Research Center proposes exploring Venus with an airship first before mankind sets foot on Mars. It's not as crazy as it sounds......»»

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