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2015-05-18 00:00:00

The efforts of NASA and the European Space Agency have brought us tantalizingly close to concrete evidence of life on Mars, even discovering evidence that the planet was once covered with water, but the “aha!” moment where we find biological life is yet to come.

2015-05-13 08:34:13

150 cross-sector experts, innovators and policymakers will convene today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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2015-05-11 10:36:16

Curiosity took some time to relax and enjoy the sights of Mars as he sipped a beer. Okay, maybe that last part wasn't true.

2015-05-06 12:21:16

DUBAI, UAE, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The blueprints and science goals for the first Arab mission to Mars have been revealed for the first time.

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2015-05-06 09:26:45

It's like rush hour around Mars. With 5 orbital missions and 2 natural satellites, NASA is playing traffic cop to make sure nothing collides.

2015-04-28 12:30:13

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketing leader The Mars Agency announces today that it has been

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2015-04-20 12:51:47

NASA's got its eye on the prize as admin Charles Bolden said that he expected the agency will not only be the first to land a person on Mars, but that no other organization could do so without their help.

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2015-04-18 16:02:45

Curiosity is doing all of us down here on Earth proud as he completed a total drive of 10 km on his way to analyze the Washboard unit.

2015-04-08 16:27:57

Program Builds on Award-Winning 'You're Not You When You're Hungry' Campaign HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- From beauty experts eschewing make-up to home improvement hacks

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2015-04-08 10:08:59

Huge news! According to our pal the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the glacier belts around Mars are made of...frozen water!


Latest Mars Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 10:41:56

Hematite (AE) or haematite (BE) is the mineral form of Iron (III) oxide, (Fe2O3), one of several iron oxides. The ore sometimes contains slight amounts of titanium. When shaped into ornaments, it is often called black diamond. Hematite is a very common mineral, coloured black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. It is mined as the main ore of iron. Varieties include Bloodstone, Iron Rose, Kidney Ore, Martite, Paint Ore, Specularite (Specular Hematite), Rainbow Hematite...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Terraforming -- Terraforming (literally, "Earth-shaping") is the process of modifying a planet, moon or other body to a more habitable atmosphere, temperature or ecology. The term was first used in a science fiction novel, 'Seetee Shock' (1940?) by Jack Williamson, but the actual concept is older than that. An example in fiction is 'First and Last Men' by Olaf Stapledon in which Venus is modified, after a long and destructive war with the original inhabitants, who naturally object to the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Extraterrestrial Life -- Extraterrestrial life is life beyond planet Earth (apart from humans travelling in space, and living organisms they bring along or send). There are many questions about extraterrestrial life, including: -- Does it exist? -- Where? -- What kind? -- Could there be non-carbon based life forms, e.g. life forms based on other elements like silicon (See Carbon chauvinism)? -- How does life differ depending on the type of structure (unicellular life,...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Drake Equation -- The Drake equation (also known as the Green Bank equation) is a famous result in the speculative fields of xenobiology and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. This equation was devised by Dr. Frank Drake in the 1960s in an attempt to estimate the number of extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy with which we might come in contact. The main purpose of the equation is to allow scientists to quantify the uncertainty of the factors which determine the number...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Olympus Mons -- Olympus Mons is the tallest mountain in the solar system, at 25 km. Located on Mars, and officially called by its Latin name Olympus Mons. It is named for the mountain on Earth. Olympus Mons is an apparently extinct shield volcano, the result of highly fluid magma flowing out of volcanic vents over a long period of time, and is much wider than it is tall; the average slope of Olympus Mons' flanks is very gradual. The Hawaiian islands are an example of similar shield...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.