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President Obama to NASA: Thanks for Sending My Signature to Mars

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover arrived at the Red Planet in 2012, carrying a special embellishment: a plaque with signatures from the country's top officials, including U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden......»»

Source:  SpaceCategory: ScienceJan 13th, 2017Related News

8 Months on "Mars"! Mock Space Mission to Launch in Hawaii

A crew of six scientists and engineers is geared up and ready for an eight-month mock mission to study how humans behave and interact when subjected to Mars-like conditions......»»

Source:  SpaceCategory: ScienceJan 12th, 2017Related News

Planet Earth observed through telescope orbiting Mars

One of NASA's satellites orbiting Mars has looked back home to record a Martians-eye view of the Earth and moon from 127 million miles across the solar system. Here is a view of Earth and its moon, as seen from Mars. It combines two images acqui.....»»

Source:  SpaceflightnowCategory: ScienceJan 11th, 2017Related News

NASA takes an amazing photo of Earth from Mars

The satellite is more than 100 million miles away, but it can still snap a nice photo of home. The post NASA takes an amazing photo of Earth from Mars appeared first on ExtremeTech......»»

Source:  ExtremetechCategory: TopJan 10th, 2017Related News

Earth"s Moon Formed in "Moonlet" Mash-Up After Many Earth Impacts

Earth's moon may be the product of many small moonlets that merged together after multiple objects as big as Mars collided with Earth, leaving disks of planetary debris orbiting the planet, a new study suggests......»»

Source:  SpaceCategory: ScienceJan 9th, 2017Related News

Image: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures the Earth and its moon

From the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars comes a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on the planet and the relative size of the moon......»»

Source:  PhysorgCategory: TopJan 9th, 2017Related News

From Mars to Earth and the Moon, 127 million miles away

The pale blue dot we call home is back in the limelight again. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter grabbed a shot of Earth and our moon with its High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) from a pretty staggering distance late last year.....»»

Source:  EngadgetCategory: TopJan 8th, 2017Related News

Astronauts could live inside ice domes on Mars [Science]

The astronauts who will someday go to Mars will be bombarded by radiation from space. #Mars #space #health #radiation #ice #NASA.....»»

Source:  PlanettechnewsCategory: TopJan 7th, 2017Related News

Incredible New Image Shows the Earth and Moon From Mars

During a recent calibration exercise, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a remarkable view of Earth and its moon from a distance of 127 million miles (205 million kilometers). It’s so clear, you can even make out our planet’s continent.....»»

Source:  GizmodoCategory: TopJan 6th, 2017Related News

See what Earth and its moon look like from Mars - CNET

Check out a Mars-orbiting spacecraft's striking view of Earth from 127 million miles away......»»

Source:  CnetCategory: GadgetJan 6th, 2017Related News

Wow! Mars Probe Snaps Stunning Photo of Earth and Moon

A NASA spacecraft has given humanity a breathtaking, Mars-eye view of Earth and its moon......»»

Source:  SpaceCategory: ScienceJan 6th, 2017Related News

9 Exciting Space Movies to Watch in 2017

Exciting space action will take center stage on the big screen this year, with the return of the "Guardian of the Galaxy" superheroes, a glimpse of what it might be like to live on Mars, and the next installment of the beloved "Star Wars" franchise......»»

Source:  SpaceCategory: ScienceJan 5th, 2017Related News

Mars should have loads more water – so where has it all gone?

We have either misunderstood what its early years were like – or it is hiding vast amounts of water beneath its surface.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopJan 5th, 2017Related News

Image: Hues in a Martian crater slope

Impact craters expose the subsurface materials on the steep slopes of Mars. However, these slopes often experience rockfalls and debris avalanches that keep the surface clean of dust, revealing a variety of hues, like in this enhanced-color image fro.....»»

Source:  PhysorgCategory: TopJan 5th, 2017Related News

Spacecraft "Sees" the Mysteries Buried Under the Polar Ice Caps of Mars

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has used its radar to reveal previously unknown structures hidden below the Red Planet's polar ice......»»

Source:  SpaceCategory: ScienceJan 4th, 2017Related News

Detailed 3D ocean map can help with marine conservation

We've explored such a small part of the ocean that we know more about the moon and Mars. This new three-dimensional map can help us get more acquainted with the body of water that occupies most of our planet, though. It sorts water mass.....»»

Source:  EngadgetCategory: TopJan 4th, 2017Related News

Mars, Venus and the moon are having a cosmic meet-up this week

The moon, Venus and Mars are getting close in the night sky this week.  Mars and Venus will appear just next to the crescent moon in a coincidental planetary meet-up Tuesday.  SEE ALSO: A comet will fly past Earth on New Year's Eve. No, it'.....»»

Source:  MashableCategory: TopJan 3rd, 2017Related News

NASA’s first Martians may take shelter in massive, 3D-printed igloos

The “Mars Ice Home” uses raw materials that are already on Mars. It’s a lightweight shelter that can be transported ahead of time and deployed by robotics, before astronauts arrive and fill the outer layer with water ice. The post NASA’s.....»»

Source:  DigitaltrendsCategory: TopJan 3rd, 2017Related News

Happy Anniversary, Spirit! Mars Rover Landed 13 Years Ago Today

NASA's epic and ongoing Mars Exploration Rover mission began its Red Planet operations 13 years ago today (Jan. 3), with the touchdown of a six-wheeled robot named Spirit......»»

Source:  SpaceCategory: ScienceJan 3rd, 2017Related News

NASA Designs "Ice Dome" For Astronauts On Mars

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: The "Mars Ice Home" is a large inflatable dome that is surrounded by a shell of water ice. NASA said the design is just one of many potential concepts for creating a sustainable home for future Marti.....»»

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