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Marsquake recorded: listen to the audio … geology or aliens?

April 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Marsquake recorded: listen to the audio … geology or aliens?

NASA’s Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely “marsquake.” The faint seismic signal, detected by the lander’s Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure instrument, was the first recorded trembling that appears to have come from inside the planet, as opposed to being caused by forces above the surface, such […]

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NASA says they will go from the Moon to Mars.

March 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA says they will go from the Moon to Mars.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine had this to say to SFcrowsnest yesterday, speaking about their plans to go from the Moon to Mars. “President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 NASA budget is one of the strongest on record for our storied agency. At $21 billion, this budget represents a nearly 6 percent increase over last year’s request […]

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Mars by Rod Pyle (book review).

March 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
Mars by Rod Pyle (book review).

Mars is the planet most like the Earth in terms of environmental conditions and the one that holds most tightly to popular imagination. When HG Wells published his ‘War Of The Worlds’ in 1897, scientists couldn’t quite resolve surface details through the telescopes of the time and some believed they could see canals criss-crossing the […]

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The icy cold waters of Mars.

March 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
The icy cold waters of Mars.

The Mars Express orbiter has revealed the first geological evidence of a system of ancient interconnected lakes that once lay deep beneath the Red Planet’s surface, five of which may contain minerals crucial to life. Mars appears to be an arid world, but its surface shows compelling signs that large amounts of water once existed […]

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Opportunity Rover says a goodbye that will break your heart.

February 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Opportunity Rover says a goodbye that will break your heart.

One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA’s Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet. The Opportunity rover stopped communicating with Earth when a severe Mars-wide dust storm blanketed its […]

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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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