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NASA"s Curiosity Rover on Mars Is Climbing a Mountain Despite Wheel Damage

Rugged Martian terrain is taking its toll on the Curiosity rover's six metal wheels, but the robot should be able to complete its science mission regardless, NASA officials said......»»

Source:  SpaceCategory: Science8 hr. 38 min. ago Related News

Amazing Mars Photos by NASA"s Curiosity Rover (Latest Images)

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is beaming home amazing photos of the Red Planet......»»

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Mercury and Mars Star in Rare Celestial Sights This May

This month, look skyward to see Mercury transit across the disc of the sun and witness Mars make its closest approach to Earth since 2005......»»

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Found: Clues about volcanoes under ice on ancient Mars

Volcanoes erupted beneath an ice sheet on Mars billions of years ago, far from any ice sheet on the Red Planet today, new evidence from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests......»»

Source:  PhysorgCategory: Top10 hr. 11 min. ago Related News

Boiling water on Mars may create channels on the red planet

Much of what we know about Mars we have learned from looking at its complicated, sometimes confusing surface features In 1813, astronomer Honore Flaugergues suggested that Mars was warmer than Earth because he observed the red planet’s polar ice cap.....»»

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Offworld Trading Company Review

Like failed empires of the past, I found myself caught in a hyperbolic debt spiral in Offworld Trading Company. My Mars-based colonial corporation had invested into energy production, and one of my rivals detonated an EMP through my plants, disabling them.....»»

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Trump: Before going to Mars, America needs to fix its economy

Likely Republican nominee favors more partnerships between NASA and private space. Donald Trump hasn't spoken much about space on the campaign trail, but his campaign did provide some answers to a technical space organization, AIAA. (credit: D.....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: Top13 hr. 38 min. ago Related News

Boiling Water May Have Carved Mysterious Streaks on Mars

Those mysterious dark lines that grow and fade on some of the Red Planet's slopes might not have all been caused by water flowing on the surface, but violently boiling off of it, a new laboratory study finds. The findings, published in the journal Nature.....»»

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Boiling water may be the cause of the Martian streaks, a study says [Science]

The results of lab experiments appear to back up the theory that dark lines on Martian slopes are created by water, though in an otherworldly manner, scientists said. #Mars #space #astronomy #research #planet.....»»

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Mars rover project slips to 2020

As expected, the European and Russian space agencies have delayed the launch of their ExoMars robot rover by two years to 2020......»»

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Microbes make tubular microtunnels on Earth and perhaps on Mars

Tubular microtunnels believed to be the trace fossils formed by microbes inhabiting volcanic rock interiors have only been reported in oceanic and subglacial settings. This is the first observation of such features in basaltic volcanic glass erupted in a .....»»

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Will SpaceX Get People to Mars Before NASA?

Will the first astronaut on Mars work for SpaceX or NASA — or both?.....»»

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Researchers Solve One Of The Biggest Mysteries About How Water Flows On Mars

An anonymous reader writes: Not only is water flowing on Mars, it's also boiling. This experiment published today in Nature Geoscience solves one of the major mysteries about the surface of the red planet. Gizmodo writes, "Researchers built a chamber simu.....»»

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Europe and Russia Push Back Next Mars Rover Mission to 2020

Space agencies in Europe and Russia have sadly announced that their next mission to the surface of Mars with a rover will be delayed by two years, from 2018 t0 2020.Read more........»»

Source:  GizmodoCategory: Top21 hr. 25 min. ago Related News

Europe and Russia Push Back Next Mars Rover Mission By 2 Years to 2020

Space agencies in Europe and Russia have sadly announced that their next mission to the surface of Mars with a rover will be delayed by two years, from 2018 t0 2020.Read more........»»

Source:  GizmodoCategory: TopMay 3rd, 2016Related News

Departure of Europe’s first Mars rover delayed to 2020

Europe's ExoMars rover will not be ready for launch in 2018, officials said Monday, forcing a two-year delay for the ambitious mission to drill into the Martian surface and search for the remnants of past life. Artist’s concept of the ExoMars r.....»»

Source:  SpaceflightnowCategory: ScienceMay 3rd, 2016Related News

Mars slope lineae landscapes may be etched by boiling water

A simulation of a Martian day has revealed the possible cause of Mars’ extensive seasonal gullies: boiling water. The conclusion was made after researchers used Open University’s Large Mars Chamber, a steel decompression chamber equipped with simulate.....»»

Source:  SlashgearCategory: GadgetMay 2nd, 2016Related News

Mercury Transits The Sun And Mars Is Close In May 2016 Skywatching | Video

On May 9th, 2016, all or part of the transit will be visible from most of the Earth (it will not occur again until 2019). Towards the end of the month the Red Planet will be the closest it has been to Earth in 11 years......»»

Source:  SpaceCategory: ScienceMay 2nd, 2016Related News

Europe"s Mars Life-Detection Mission Postponed

The ExoMars life-scouting rover mission to Mars will stay on the ground an extra two years......»»

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Boiling Water on Mars May Have Carved Out Streaky Slopes

Dark streaks on Martian slopes may have been carved by boiling water, new research suggests......»»

Source:  SpaceCategory: ScienceMay 2nd, 2016Related News