Tag: Mars

Mars or Bust! InSight Lander probes the Red Planet.

November 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mars or Bust! InSight Lander probes the Red Planet.

Mars has just received its newest robotic resident. NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander successfully touched down on the Red Planet after an almost seven-month, 300-million-mile (458-million-kilometer) journey from Earth. InSight’s two-year mission will be to study the deep interior of Mars to learn how all celestial bodies with […]

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NASA will look for Martian life with 2020 Rover.

November 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
NASA will look for Martian life with 2020 Rover.

NASA has chosen Jezero Crater as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission after a five year search. The rover mission is scheduled to launch in July 2020 as NASA’s next step in exploration of the Red Planet. It will not only seek signs of ancient habitable conditions – and past microbial […]

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Dust Demons of Mars!

June 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dust Demons of Mars!

Dust Demons of Mars might sound like a nifty SF TV series episode from something like Doctor Who, but in actuality, it’s a real massive Martian dust-based super-storm currently affecting operations of NASA’s Opportunity Rover. Scientists from NASA are hoping they can learn from the various missions studying this unprecedented event – with particular emphasis […]

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Ancient organics found on Mars by NASA! Current “mysterious methane” signature announced, today.

June 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ancient organics found on Mars by NASA! Current “mysterious methane” signature announced, today.

NASA’s Curiosity Rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet. While not necessarily evidence of life itself, these findings are a good sign […]

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Missions: Mars gets deadly on BBC.

May 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Missions: Mars gets deadly on BBC.

BBC Four is to air the French TV science fiction series Missions. The ten-part series will be the channel’s first international drama acquisition with a sci-fi theme. In the not-too-distant future, the first ever manned mission to Mars is launched by the eccentric Swiss billionaire William Meyer (Mathias Mlekuz). Meyer himself forms part of the […]

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How Mars was made?

May 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
How Mars was made?

NASA’s Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission is on a 300-million-mile trip to Mars to study for the first time what lies deep beneath the surface of the Red Planet. InSight launched this Saturday 5th May 2018 from Vandenberg Air Force Base. “The United States continues to lead the […]

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Can you hear the heart of Mars beating?

March 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Can you hear the heart of Mars beating?

NASA is about to go on a journey to study the interior of Mars. Scheduled to launch as early as May 5th 2018, NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight), a stationary lander, will be the first-ever mission dedicated to exploring Mars’ deep interior. It also will be the first NASA […]

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Mars gets a full simulated domed city.

October 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mars gets a full simulated domed city.

Dubai’s head cheese, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has just launched Dubai’s Mars Science City project. The City will cover 1.9 million square feet, making it the largest simulated space domed city ever built and aims to provide a realistic model to simulate living on the surface of Mars. The project encompasses laboratories for […]

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The Space Between Us (film review by Frank Ochieng)

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Space Between Us (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Somehow Hollywood continues to search for different outlets in conveying young love at the box office. Sure, the goal is always the same in terms of tapping into the youth market by promoting yet another transparent teen weepie but, this time, among the planetary stars. Hey, youngsters need catering at the movie theaters as well, […]

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Mars’ Red Death: NASA discovers secret of what killed Mars!

November 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mars’ Red Death: NASA discovers secret of what killed Mars!

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution – MAVEN – mission has identified the process that appears to have played a key role in the transition of the Martian climate from an early, warm and wet environment that might have supported surface life to the cold, arid planet Mars is today. MAVEN data have enabled researchers […]

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