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One-way Mars missions mooted

Fancy watching the sun rise over Olympus Mons? Or perhaps taking a stroll across the vast plains of the Vastitas Borealis? The only catch is you can never return to Earth. In a paper published in the Journal of Cosmology, scientists Dirk Schulze-Makuch and Paul Davies contend that while a manned mission to Mars and […]

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Mars’ missing water

University of Colorado at Boulder scientists have uncovered new evidence for a massive ocean that covered a third of Mars’ surface some 3.5 billion years ago. And now they want to know; “where did all the water go?” “While the idea of a large, ancient ocean on Mars has been repeatedly proposed and challenged over […]

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Martian Caves Could Harbor Life

Scientists poring over images from Mars Odyssey believe they have identified what could be the entrances to seven large caves. Termed “skylight” entrances because they drop vertically from the surface of the planet, the entrances range in diameter from 100 to 300 meters. Because they sit almost “flat” on the surface of the planet, skylight […]

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Mars Rover Snapped From Orbit

A high resolution camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken a remarkable picture that shows the exploration rover Opportunity poised on the rim of Mars’ Victoria crater. “We’re poised to have a fantastic mission, and we’re not even at prime science mission yet,” said Alfred S. McEwen. “This was our very first attempt to […]

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Next Mars Lander Takes Shape

NASA’s next lander mission is set to gather samples from Mars’ surface and the frozen layer that lies beneath, and scientists are confident that this will provide new clues about whether life ever existed on the red planet. Soil scientist, Douglas R. Cobos, presented plans for this exciting new project at the recent 18th World […]

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You Can Lead A Martian Theory to Water, But…

According to researchers at Rutgers University, a geological structure, dubbed “Razorback“, filmed by the Mars rover Opportunity, is unlikely to be evidence of fluid flow as previously suspected by NASA researchers. These recent findings, published in thePhysical Review of Letters, regarding the possibility of water on Mars may show the folly in making assumptions about […]

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