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Mystery of Martian glaciers revealed

On Earth, glaciers covered wide swaths of the planet during the last Ice Age, which reached its peak about 20,000 years ago, before receding to the poles and leaving behind the rocks they pushed behind. On Mars, however, the glaciers never left, remaining frozen on the Red Planet's cold surface for more than 300 million years, covered in debris.
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NASA's New Mars Rover Has Some Fun Easter Eggs

One of the few non-shitty things to happen in the recently-deceased (see you in hell) year 2020 was that the next generation of Mars rover, Perseverance, was launched, and is currently on its way to the Red Planet, where it will land on February 18. If my local CVS feels comfortable putting up Valentine’s Day crap…Read more...
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New stunning HD images show the largest canyon in our solar system

Ten times longer than the Grand Canyon, and three times as deep, the Valles Marineris (The Mariner Valley) cuts through the surface of Mars. This grandest canyon in the Solar System stretches 4,000 km (2,500 miles) across the Red Planet — nearly covering a quarter of the circumference of that ruddy world. Now, images released on Christmas Day, utilizing the HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, show this mighty rift in stunning detail. Where...
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Feast Your Eyes on New Photos of the 'Grand Canyon of Mars'

There’s still so much we don’t know about Mars, but thanks to some recently released photos, we’ve gotten a much better look at the Red Planet’s equivalent of the Grand Canyon. Although, that’s not exactly accurate: the one on Mars—called Valles Marineris—is nearly 10 times as long and three times as deep as ours on…Read more...
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Elon Musk, now the world's richest person, is selling all his possessions so people know he's serious about colonizing Mars

Reuters Elon Musk, who on Thursday surpassed Jeff Bezos to become the world's richest person, says he is selling all his possessions.  The billionaire wants to have as much capital as possible to fund a future colony on Mars, he told Insider in an interview last month.  "I'm also just trying to make clear that I'm serious about this. And it's not about personal consumption. Because people will attack me and say, oh, he's got all these possessions," Musk said. "OK, now I don't have them an...
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Booze has a long history on the space station - even though NASA has banned drinking in space for almost 50 years

Researchers with Space Cargo Unlimited prepare bottles of French red wine to be flown aboard a Northrop Grumman capsule to the International Space Station, November 2, 2019. Associated Press Researchers sent red wine into orbit last year so astronauts could study how space affects it. It's not the first time booze launched into space: Russian cosmonauts have smuggled liquor into orbit, and NASA astronauts have occasionally indulged, though NASA banned drinking in orbit. More alcohol consu...
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Insider Transportation: The tricky math of Starlink subscriptions, Tesla's missing millions, and more

Jay Skylus, the CEO of autonomous launch startup Aevum, has big plans for the world's heftiest drone. Aevum If Elon Musk can be counted on for anything, it's weird tweets. Also, high hopes, like the idea that SpaceX's rocket launching business could eventually bring in $3 billion a year - or that Starlink, its budding satellite-internet service, could produce 10 times that and become the economic flywheel that funds voyages to Mars. But before SpaceX can put that cash toward a Red Plane...
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UAE mission to Mars on course to arrive in February 2021

Spacecraft known as Hope carries instruments designed to study the tenuous Martian atmosphereThe Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) is on course to arrive at the Red Planet on 9 February. A third and final major trajectory correction manoeuvre (TCM) was completed on 10 November. An additional minor TCM in December will tee it up for a Mars orbit insertion manoeuvre next year. Without the need for further major course corrections, the mission team can begin early science observations of Mars and interpl...
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Heat and dust help launch Martian water into space, scientists find

Scientists using an instrument aboard NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, spacecraft have discovered that water vapor near the surface of the Red Planet is lofted higher into the atmosphere than anyone expected was possible.
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The Moon’s tiny twin is stalking Mars

Mars is accompanied by a pair of small moons — Phobos and Deimos — as well as four Trojan asteroids that follow the Red Planet in its trips around the Sun. Trojan asteroids follow planets, including Mars, Earth, and Jupiter, placed 60 degrees ahead of or behind their worlds. This angle provides stable gravitational points in the orbit for the asteroids as they move around the Sun. Each orbit of two massive objects produces five places, known as Lagrange (or Lagrangian) points, where gravity of t...
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US-EU project to bring Mars samples back to Earth needs two more years, extra $4bn, watchdog warns

First stage already on its way to the Red Planet, full steam ahead A joint American-European effort to bring Martian soil back to Earth will need an extra two years and cost about $4bn more than anticipated, an independent review board (IRB) has warned in a report.…
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NASA's Perseverance Rover Is Midway To Mars

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission has logged a lot of flight miles since being lofted skyward on July 30 -- 146.3 million miles (235.4 million kilometers) to be exact. Turns out that is exactly the same distance it has to go before the spacecraft hits the Red Planet's atmosphere like a 11,900 mph (19,000 kph) freight train on Feb. 18, 2021. From a report: "At 1:40 p.m. Pacific Time today, our spacecraft will have just as many miles in its metaphorical rearview mirror as it will out its...
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Hell Yes, InSight’s Heat Probe Is Now Completely Buried on Mars

There’s some happy news to report from the Red Planet, as the stubborn Mars InSight heat probe, known as “the mole,” is now completely buried. It’s an encouraging development, as the surrounding dirt could coax the device into drilling deeper through the Martian crust.Read more...
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Mars hasn’t been this close to Earth in 15 years — here’s how to spot it

Finding Mars is easy this week, as it shines brightly in the eastern sky, offering observers a chance to see a stunning view of Mars. Mars is currently the target of multiple spacecraft, journeying to the planet in search of water, and perhaps signs of life. But, while space agencies around the globe send robotic explorers to Mars, the Red Planet also offers skygazers a chance to view the world as it shines brightly in the eastern sky each evening. [Read: The first black hole ever photographed g...
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Buried lakes of liquid water discovered on Mars

The underground lakes were detected in the Red Planet's south polar region.
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Pasadena’s JPL helps Perseverance shine light on Mars

PASADENA >> As NASA’s Perseverance spacecraft continues on its journey to Mars, scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena on Monday, Sept. 28 explained how the rover’s laser retroreflectors could be used to learn more about the Red Planet. Related links From fleeing Cambodia to helping build Mars rover, JPL engineer embodies ‘perseverance’ NASA launches Mars rover Perseverance to look for signs of ancient life History-making JPL-built Perseverance rover blasts off for Mars on...
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NASA's hefty Martian rover will use an AI brain on a robot arm to map out signs of ancient life on Red Planet

The tiny X-ray bullets are only the size of a grain of sand. Pew! Pew! Pew! Perseverance, NASA's latest Martian rover, will extend its two-metre robotic arm and use an AI-powered control system to carefully aim X-ray beams at ancient rock samples that might contain fossilised microbes.…
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Tools for Mars are being developed in preparation for colonization

Researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design constructed Mars-ready tools in preparation for colonization. The team chose chitin as a cheap and abundant material to fashion a wrench and habitat. Chitin occurs naturally in arthropod exoskeletons, fungus, and fish scales. In 1963, a spaceship crash-landed on Earth. The vehicle was carrying one Martian, a very man-like creature who would be called Uncle Martin. He was so named by Tim O'Hara, a local newspaper reporter that dis...
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Astroboffins reckon evidence of Martian life has probably been destroyed where liquid acid flowed on the Red Planet

Fortunately, it looks like Perseverance rover will start digging in the right place Evidence of ancient microbial life in Martian soil will not be easy to find, and some of it may have been destroyed by the flow of liquid acid, according to research published in Scientific Reports.…
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Mars colony: Humanity's greatest quest

We are closer than ever to actually putting human beings on Mars, but exactly how close is very much still up for debate. Getting there is one thing, and we eventually may not have a choice, but there are a number of problems that need to be solved before our species can call the Red Planet home.In this video, former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, educator Bill Nye, science journalist Stephen Petranek, astronomer Michelle Thaller, and theoretical physicist Michio Kaku consider mankind's fascinati...
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Here’s a map of Mars with as much water as Earth

Sci-fi visions of Mars have changed over time, in step with humanity's own obsessions.Once the source of alien invaders, the Red Planet is now deemed ripe for terraforming.Here's an extreme example: Mars with exactly as much surface water as Earth. Misogynists in space "Oh, my God, it's a woman," he said in a tone of devastating disgust. "Stowaway to Mars" hasn't aged well. First serialised in 1936 as "Planet Plane" and set in the then distant future of 1981, the fourth novel by sci-fi legend...
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From fleeing Cambodia to helping build Mars rover, JPL engineer embodies ‘perseverance’

The bird-chirp alarm in Ny Sou Okon’s Pasadena home went off at 4 a.m. Thursday morning, July 30, signaling to her 8-year-old and 4-year-old sons that it was time to wake up. The day had come. The boys climbed out of bed and met their parents in the living room. Okon’s older son still squinted at the light. The family sat on the sofa and tuned into YouTube Live on the television above their fireplace. They set up a laptop on the coffee table, where Okon and her husband logged into a digital view...
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NASA Launches New Rover, Perseverance, To Look For Ancient Life on Red Planet

NASA is heading back to the Red Planet. The agency launched a new rover, a car-size robotic explorer named Perseverance, to Mars on an ambitious mission to scour the planet for evidence of ancient life. From a report: The rover, which launched into orbit Thursday at 7:50 a.m. ET, is designed to study the geology and climate of Mars. NASA says the mission and its subsequent discoveries could lay the groundwork for eventual human exploration of the Red Planet. Perseverance is loaded with seven sci...
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And it's off! NASA launches nuke-powered, laser-shooting, tank Perseverance to Mars to search for signs of life

23 cameras, microphones and a helicopter on the rover to see and hear the Red Planet in living technicolor Perseverance, the heaviest and most complex Martian rover yet, is on its way to the Red Planet aboard an Atlas V rocket that blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Thursday.…
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NASA Launches Perseverance Rover to Mars, Capping Summer of Missions to Red Planet

The third and final mission to the red planet of the month lifted off on Thursday.
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Nasa Mars rover: Perseverance robot launches to detect life on Red Planet

The Perseverance robot launches from Florida on a seven-month flight to the Red Planet.
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How many Mars missions have been successful?

Getting to the Red Planet is challenging, and so it working out how many have failed.
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Airbus To Build 'First Interplanetary Cargo Ship'

Airbus-France will build the huge satellite that brings the first Martian rock samples back to Earth. The BBC reports: This material will be drilled on the Red Planet by the US space agency's next rover, Perseverance, before being blasted into orbit by a rocket. It'll be the Airbus satellite's job to grab the packaged samples and then ship them home. The joint American-European project is expected to cost billions and take just over a decade to implement. But scientists say it's probably the bes...
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China's Mars probe photographs Earth en route to Red Planet

China's first Mars probe has beamed back a photo of the Earth and the Moon as it heads toward its destination, the country's space agency said Tuesday. The image, which shows the two celestial bodies as small crescents in the empty darkness of space, was taken 1.2 million kilometres (746,000 miles) away from Earth three days after the Tianwen-1 mission was launched on Thursday, the China National Space Administration said. China joined the United States and United Arab Emirates this month in l...
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