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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!

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2015-04-01 14:09:48

Poor Opportunity! This little rover is having memory problems again just 5 days after its memory was reformatted.

2015-03-31 12:30:52

Brand Returns to TV Advertising with "Sorry I Was Eating a MILKY WAY" Video Campaign HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tattoo artists, lumberjacks and ship captains

martian lake
2015-03-27 14:21:45

An ancient Martian lake system in the Jezero Crater, near the planet’s equator, is high on a list of possible landing sites for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. The site shows clear signs of water and may therefore hold significant clues to the presence of ancient life on Mars. Researchers from Brown University have completed a new analysis of the Jezero area which found that water filled the crater at least twice in separate periods of water activity. This makes Jezero a prime target in the...

Mars One
2015-03-23 08:59:34

Last week, the Mars One “mission” stirred up a bit of a public relations battle. First, Dr. Joseph Roche, an astrophysics professor at Trinity College in Dublin and one of the Mars One 100 "finalists", revealed through an interview with the website Matter that the whole thing just might be a scam. Then, another finalist – Ryan MacDonald, a physics student at Oxford University – posted an online video hitting back at Roche’s claim.

MAVEN Auroras Mars
2015-03-19 08:36:23

Just a day after skywatchers at mid- to upper-latitudes around the world were treated to a particularly energetic display of auroras on the night of March 17 as a result of an intense geomagnetic storm, researchers announced findings from NASA’s MAVEN mission of auroral action observed on Mars – although in energetic ultraviolet wavelengths rather than visible light.

2015-03-18 12:21:22

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: an unexplained


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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