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space.com — A small space rock crashed into the Martian surface recently, producing a fresh crater that researchers estimate is 49 feet to 53 feet (15 to 16 meters) wide. The dramatic feature is clearly visible in a newly released image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). The spacecraft has been ima…
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space.com — It looks like Starfleet is literally embedded on the planet next door: A dune in the shape of the famous logo from "Star Trek" appears prominently in a new picture from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Even Captain Kirk himself (actor William Shatner) has weighed in. Full Article >>
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space.com — A day after President Trump appeared to cast doubt on NASA's plans to send humans to the moon, a White House official said the moon remained a goal of the agency's programs as a step towards Mars. In a luncheon speech at the National Space Society's International Space Development Conference here J…
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iflscience.com — There are many challenges that humanity has to overcome to go farther into space than ever before, and one of those is lack of oxygen. Researchers from Caltech have a new device that may one day be key to a solution. They've developed a method to extract oxygen from carbon dioxide inspired by comets…
28.05.2019 0 comments From Alex
nasa.gov — Although it will be years before the first humans set foot on Mars, NASA is giving the public an opportunity to send their names — etched on microchips — to the Red Planet with NASA's Mars 2020 rover, which represents the initial leg of humanity’s first round trip to another planet. Full Article &g…
22.05.2019 0 comments From Alex
nationalgeographic.com — NASA's InSight Mars lander has recorded its first “marsquake,” making waves among Earthling seismologists tens of millions of miles away and kicking off a new era in our study of the red planet. The faint signal, which came on April 6, is the first tremble that scientists believe comes from the…
24.04.2019 0 comments From Alex
newscientist.com — NASA’s Curiosity rover is just beginning to explore what may be the best region on Mars for life to flourish now or in the past, according to a new analysis of the kind of Martian clays it will study. Patricia Craig at the Planetary Science Institute in Arizona and her colleagues placed microbes in…
02.04.2019 0 comments From Alex
space.com — An autonomous mini-helicopter flying to Mars with NASA. A few brief hops in the Martian air two years from now could help open alien worlds to an entirely new kind of exploration. An autonomous mini-helicopter will fly with NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission, which is scheduled to launch in July of t…
24.03.2019 0 comments From Alex
cnbc.com — The golf cart-size Opportunity outlived its twin, the Spirit rover, by several years. The two slow-moving vehicles landed on opposite sides of the planet in 2004 for a mission that was meant to last 90 days. Its greatest achievement was discovering, along with Spirit , evidence that ancient Mars ha…
14.02.2019 0 comments From Alex
cnbc.com —   Elon Musk says he is "confident" moving to Mars will "one day" cost less than $500,000 and "maybe even" cost below $100,000. While the final cost is "very dependent on [the] volume" of travelers, Musk said the cost of moving to Mars will be "low enough that most people in advanced economies coul…
12.02.2019 0 comments From Alex