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Mars rover Curiosity finds something it has never found before

Mars Curiosity rover has come across bedrock with surprisingly high levels of silica – something it has never come across before in its nearly three years of operations on the[...] The post Mars rover Curiosity finds something it has never found bef.....»»

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Magnetic Discovery Hints Why Earth Supports Life and Mars Doesn"t

Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from harmful blasts of solar radiation, is much older than thought......»»

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Image: Frosty gullies on the northern plains of Mars

Seasonal frost commonly forms at middle and high latitudes on Mars, much like winter snow on Earth. However, on Mars most frost is carbon dioxide (dry ice) rather than water ice. This frost appears to cause surface activity, including flows in gullies......»»

Source:  PhysorgCategory: TopJul 31st, 2015Related News

This Earth-Like View Is Actually on Mars

Rugged rock, naturally carved gullies and even a dusting of frost. This could almost be a satellite of a particularly remote part of Earth—but in fact you’re looking at the surface of Mars.Read more........»»

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The mysterious Face on Mars was first spotted in 1959

Comic master Jack Kirby showed us the mysterious "Face on Mars" decades before it was imaged by the Viking 1 orbiter in 1976 and ultimately became an iconic example of pareidolia or proof of an ancient civilization on the red planet. Read the rest.....»»

Source:  BoingboingCategory: TopJul 30th, 2015Related News

Mars orbiter prepares for next year"s InSight lander arrival [Science]

The InSight Mars lander mission may be more than a year away, but NASA is already moving its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) to provide communications during the landing. #Mars #space #NASA #InSight #planet #space explorati.....»»

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NatGeo is making miniseries about quest to colonize Mars

LOS ANGELES — NatGeo's latest miniseries should satisfy any space nerd who's eager to get off the planet for good. The network announced Wednesday it has ordered a miniseries from executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard that will follow ma.....»»

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NASA Mars orbiter preparing for Mars lander"s 2016 arrival

With its biggest orbit maneuver since 2006, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) will prepare this week for the arrival of NASA's next Mars lander, InSight, next year......»»

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Mars Orbiter gets ready for InSight Lander"s touchdown

NASA's InSight Lander won't be reaching the red planet until 2016, but the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is already preparing for its welcome party. In order to make sure that it's at the right place to be able to receive radio transmissions from InSig........»»

Source:  EngadgetCategory: TopJul 29th, 2015Related News

NASA"s Curiosity Rover Eyes Weird Rock on Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity went out of its way to investigate a rock the likes of which it has never seen before on the Red Planet......»»

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NASA Awards Wyle Laboratories With $1.44 Billion Mars Mission Contract

El Segundo-based Wyle Laboratories, a provider of biomedical, medical, and health services, has been awarded a $1.44 billion contract from NASA, to support human spaceflight programs at NASA--to help enable the human journey to Mars. NASA announced the co.....»»

Source:  SocaltechCategory: TopJul 29th, 2015Related News

How a New Spacesuit Will Help Us Live on Mars

Amy Ross is an engineer who has been designing and building new spacesuits for NASA since the ‘90s. We sat down with her to find out what the spacesuits of the future will look like, and what we need to do before our spacesuits can let us live our lives.....»»

Source:  GizmodoCategory: TopJul 27th, 2015Related News

NASA Windbots to explore complex atmosphere of Jupiter and Saturn

NASA on Wednesday announced that “windbots” might hold the key to explore mighty giants of the outer solar system — Jupiter and Saturn. Unlike the Mars Rover, which had the advantage of landing a rover on the surface, it is not possible .....»»

Source:  ThenextdigitCategory: TopJul 26th, 2015Related News

Watch The First Soviet Science Fiction Film, Aelita: Queen Of Mars

Here’s something cool to watch: the first ever Soviet science fiction movie, Aelita: Queen of Mars, directed by Yakov Protozoan from 1924. Read more........»»

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NASA’s “windbots” to explore Jupiter’s complex atmosphere

NASA on Wednesday announced that “windbots” might hold the key to explore mighty giants of the outer solar system — Jupiter and Saturn. Unlike the Mars Rover, which had the advantage of landing a rover on the surface, it is not possible .....»»

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Most powerful rocket ever edges closer to lift-off [Science]

NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) has completed its critical design review; a major stepping stone on the way to becoming certified for manned spaceflight.  #space #NASA #SLS #Space Launch System #space exploration #Mars.....»»

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NASA"s Curiosity rover inspects unusual bedrock

Approaching the third anniversary of its landing on Mars, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has found a target unlike anything it has studied before—bedrock with surprisingly high levels of silica. Silica is a rock-forming compound containing silicon and oxyg.....»»

Source:  PhysorgCategory: TopJul 24th, 2015Related News

NASA completes rocket design review for future Mars journey

NASA's new Space Launch System (SLS) is about to go into full-scale fabrication after a detailed review. SLS Block 1, which just passed a design review milestone, will go to an asteroid placed in lunar orbit, and eventually to Mars. Read the rest.....»»

Source:  BoingboingCategory: TopJul 24th, 2015Related News

"Windbots" could explore Jupiter"s stormy atmosphere

Getting humans to other planets is not yet within our technological capabilities as a species, but we're getting quite good at exploring them with robots. We've got rovers on Mars, and we've sent landers to several other members of the inner solar system......»»

Source:  TechradarCategory: TopJul 24th, 2015Related News

So How Does Mangalyaan Stay In Touch With Home?

The biggest rocket India launched in 2013's Diwali was PSLV C25. The payload was MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission) or simply referred as 'Mangalyaan'. The spacecraft successfully started orbiting the Mars in September 2014. India became the first Asian nation to.....»»

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