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DNA Sequencing Microchip Tested For Trip To Mars
2013-07-09 11:11:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As space agencies make plans to send scientific equipment to Mars, they must take into consideration the demands of a grueling trek across the solar system. The journey exposes spacecraft and their precious cargo to frigid temperatures and harsh solar radiation, meaning the often sensitive equipment onboard must be designed to handle these physical challenges. Aiming to build a system that excavates the Red Planet's surface for genetic...

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2011-03-23 13:45:00

Planetary scientists claim that all life on Earth could be descended from organisms that originated on Mars which were carried over by meteorites. MIT research scientist Christopher Carr and post doctoral associate Clarissa Lui, along with other colleagues, based their study on several facts that have been well established. Scientists believe that in the early days of the solar system, climates on Mars and Earth were more similar than they are now.  They also say that about one billion...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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