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mars weather
2014-11-17 04:30:23

Weather, which changes day-to-day due to constant fluctuations in the atmosphere, and climate, which varies over decades, are familiar. More recently, a third regime, called “macroweather,” has been used to describe the relatively stable regime between weather and climate.

2014-11-14 12:24:26

M&M'S® Racing Driver Surprises Consumer with Delicious New Product Before It Hits Store Shelves HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., Nov.

mars maven relay
2014-11-11 03:30:18

The newest node in NASA's Mars telecommunications network -- a radio aboard the MAVEN orbiter custom-designed for data links with robots on the surface of Mars -- handled a copious 550 megabits during its first relay of real Mars data.

Comet Siding Spring
2014-11-07 14:46:12

The debris from Comet Siding Spring during its recent flyby of Mars added a temporary and exceptionally strong layer of ions to the electrically charged layer of the planet’s atmosphere.

2014-11-07 12:21:33

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two NASA and one European spacecraft that obtained the first up-close observations of a comet flyby of Mars on Oct.

2014-11-05 16:20:24

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EST on Friday, Nov.

MAVEN Continues Mars Exploration That Mariner 4 Began 50 Years Ago
2014-11-05 03:33:14

When the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft arrived at the Red Planet on Sept. 21, it marked the continuation of exploration of one of Earth’s nearest celestial neighbors that began 50 years ago.

2014-11-03 23:03:29

TEDx Speaker Simon Sinek Discusses Fulfillment at Work During NYC FLAVIA Barista Launch Event NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) November 03, 2014 What if coffee breaks

RESOLVE concept
2014-11-03 04:12:40

In order to achieve its goals of conducting prolonged operations on Mars and sending astronauts on missions that would take them into deep space, NASA is investing in new technologies designed to help them find and use breathable air, drinkable water and other natural resources originating from places other than Earth.

Hubble Sees Comet Siding Spring Make Close Encounter With Mars
2014-10-24 03:20:41

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has produced a unique composite image of comet Siding Spring as it made its never-before-seen close passage of a comet by Mars.


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
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.