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Cosmic Rays Could Threaten Future Mars Missions

Crewed missions to Mars is an essential goal for NASA, but researchers are started to understand and characterize the radiation hazards that could make such missions risky......»»

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First Images of Comet Siding Spring Released by NASA

The first images of Comet Siding Spring, taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, suggest it's smaller than previously believed......»»

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First Mars settlers may last only 68 days

The Mars One project aims to send people to the Red Planet ,but a new analysis suggests oxygen poisoning from growing their own food could kill them.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top14 hr. 22 min. ago Related News

NASA looks to SpaceX for Mars landing tips [Science]

The powered landing capability of SpaceX's Falcon 9 makes it a good test bed for studying how to land on Mars #space #SpaceX #Elon Musk #NASA #rocket #Mars.....»»

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Our Ancestor Snoozed Through Dino Extinction

Our ancestor's ability to survive the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs could have important medical applications that one day could help a manned trip to Mars......»»

Source:  DiscoverCategory: TopOct 21st, 2014Related News

Another John Carter Movie?!

The estate of John Carter of Mars author Edgar Rice Burroughs regains rights to the sci-fi icon and announces its intent to make a new John Carter movie. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc -- founded in 1923 by the John Carter of Mars and Tarzan author himse.....»»

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NASA unveils fascinating images of Mars-buzzing comet

A large comet swooped in close to Mars over the weekend. NASA's orbiters had to hide from the debris, but still captured some great shots......»»

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Sleepy sun could make Mars trips deadly

An unexpected lull in the sun's activity will let more cosmic radiation into the solar system, endangering astronauts on long interplanetary missions.....»»

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First Up-Close Images of Mars"s Near-Miss Comet

It may not look much, but these are the first images of Comet C/2013 A1, known as Siding Spring , as it passed by Mars on Sunday . The images were captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.Read more........»»

Source:  GizmodoCategory: TopOct 21st, 2014Related News

NASA Mars Orbiter Beams Back Images of Comet"s Tiny Nucleus

The HiRISE camera on board NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has become the first instrument orbiting Mars to beam back images of comet Siding Spring's nucleus and coma. Continue reading →.....»»

Source:  DiscoverCategory: TopOct 20th, 2014Related News

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

In February of 1960, the American magazine Look ran a cover story that asked, "Should a Girl Be First in Space?" It was a sensational headline representing an audacious idea at the time. And as we all know, the proposal fell short......»»

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NASA orbiters hide behind Mars to avoid comet debris

A rare close flyby of a comet near Mars put NASA's orbiters in a potentially dangerous situation, but also allowed them to study the moving space object......»»

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Mars Missions Report in After Comet Close Encounter

As comet Siding Spring speeds away after its Martian encounter on Sunday, our armada of satellites have reported in to signal that they are OK. NASA’s Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and MAVEN missions, plus the European Mars Express have ….....»»

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Comet Siding Spring Soars Past Mars in Rare Flyby

A comet soared past Mars today (Oct. 19) in a rare close encounter that researchers called a "once-in-a-lifetime" occurrence that could help scientists better understand the earliest days of our solar system......»»

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Comet Siding Spring Whizzes Past Mars

A comet the size of a small mountain and about as solid as a pile of talcum powder whizzed past Mars......»»

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Comet C/2013 A1, known as Siding Spring, passes Mars, just yesterday.

Comet C/2013 A1, known as Siding Spring, passes Mars, just yesterday. In fact, it passed closer to Mars than any comet has ever passed by Earth in recorded history—so scientists are excited to see what the craft orbiting Mars made of it. [SEN/Damian Pea.....»»

Source:  GizmodoCategory: GadgetOct 20th, 2014Related News

NASA satellites safe as comet Siding Spring buzzes past Mars (updated)

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft, which arrived at Mars last month, has sent back its first images of the Red Planet's atmosphere as it was battered by a large solar storm. These images are the first of their kind, providing us with information about Mars' ozone l.....»»

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NASA records Falcon 9 rocket"s descent as research for Mars landings

NASA wants to refine the ability of future spacecraft to land on Mars, since they'll have to ferry humans and other large payloads to the red planet. To that end, the agency has teamed up with SpaceX to record thermal camera footage of the Falcon 9........»»

Source:  EngadgetCategory: GadgetOct 20th, 2014Related News

Mars and Comet Unite in Stunning Close Approach Photo

As we await a close-up view of comet Siding Spring making its closest approach with Mars, astronomers on Earth have been busy doing some of their own comet spotting from afar. Continue reading →.....»»

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Recruiters Are From Mars, Job Seekers Are From Venus

In the midst of the job search, it feels like you’ve been waiting forever to get a call back from your recruiter. After you finally get the nerve to call, you hear, "We’ll keep your resume on file." Does that mean the recruiter will call you a.....»»

Source:  MashableCategory: TopOct 20th, 2014Related News