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2014-02-01 23:01:01

2014 Grammy winner Bruno Mars extends his "Moonshine Jungle World Tour" fans can find event schedules and Tickets Online Beginning Today at TicketProcess.com. (PRWEB) February 01, 2014 Pop star Bruno Mars who will play at the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show and has recently added additional dates to his popular "Moonshine Jungle Tour". Tickets are on sale now and available to the general public through Ticket Process. Fans can access tickets online at...

2014-01-31 08:23:23

Bruno Mars presale tickets are available now, and QueenBeeTickets.com is kicking off Bruno Mars ticket sales with price cuts across its entire inventory of seats for the Moonshine Jungle tour of 2014. Tickets for newly announced dates go on sale to the general public on Monday, but many fans are securing seats early due to probable sell outs. GERMANTOWN, Wis., Jan. 31. 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Bruno Mars presale tickets are expected to sell out at QueenBeeTickets.com for each of...

2014-01-30 16:24:42

Beloved Character Yellow Pairs with Super Bowl MVP to Deliver Content During Game Day HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Football color commentary just got a lot more colorful. With millions of fans expected to use social media as a "second screen" to enhance their Super Bowl XLVIII viewing experience, today Mars Chocolate North America announced an innovative plan to deliver fun, real-time social content to fans during the game featuring three-time Super Bowl MVP Joe...

2014-01-29 12:24:34

Greatest M&M'S® Spokescandy (aka me) Willing to Star in Any Company's Big Game Commercial HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An open announcement from the desk of Red (which is really more of a TV tray, but I digress): This week, M&M'S® Brand made a monumental mistake: they passed over the reigning advertising MVP - moi - and instead chose my fellow spokescandy Yellow to star in the brand's new Big Game commercial. At the risk of over-reacting, this "benching"...

NASA Preparing Martian Spacecraft For Close Passing Comet
2014-01-29 10:41:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists at NASA said they are busy prepping for observations of a comet that is expected to streak across the Martian sky later this year. Comet Siding Spring, officially dubbed C/2013 A1, is projected to pass about 10 times closer to Mars than any identified comet has ever flown past Earth. "Our plans for using spacecraft at Mars to observe comet Siding Spring will be coordinated with plans for how the orbiters will duck and...

Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity Finds New Evidence Of Ancient Wet Environment
2014-01-24 05:45:59

Dwayne Brown/Guy Webster/NASA New findings from rock samples collected and examined by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity have confirmed an ancient wet environment that was milder and older than the acidic and oxidizing conditions told by rocks the rover examined previously. In this week's edition of the journal Science, Opportunity Deputy Principal Investigator Ray Arvidson, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, writes in detail about the discoveries made by the...

Opportunity Rover’s 10th Anniversary Honored By Ray Arvidson
2014-01-23 16:24:20

[ Watch The Video: Celebrating the Opportunity Rover’s 10th Anniversary ] Washington University in St. Louis Whirlwind tour of the past 10 years of adventures and discoveries by mission scientist Ray Arvidson Ten years ago, on Jan. 24, 2004, the Opportunity rover landed on a flat plain in the southern highlands of the planet Mars and rolled into an impact crater scientists didn't even know existed. The mission team, understandable giddy that it hadn't crashed or mysteriously...

2014-01-22 23:27:06

On January 29, 2014, at the Wayra Academy in Caracas, Venezuela will be launched a contest among university students to think about how to colonize Mars (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Going to Mars has been the dream of many people for ages and might soon become a reality. National governments of several countries (including China, the European Union, India, Japan, Russia, and the USA) and private initiatives (such as MarsOne, SpaceX, and Virgin Galactic) have plans for both manned and unmanned...

2014-01-21 16:20:45

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Opportunity rover was built for a three-month mission on Mars, but continues to return valuable scientific data 10 years later. NASA will reflect on the rover's work in a news conference at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) Thursday, Jan. 23. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The event will originate from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., and be carried live on NASA Television and...

2014-01-19 23:00:03

New book ‘Rise of the Human Androids’ follows James as he embarks on a quest of finding a powerful weapon to combat the Altararians before they will conquer Mars. Des Plaines, IL (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 “Rise of the Human Androids” continues the story of the Human Androids struggle along with their human Beltoid compatriots to establish and maintain a new society from the traditions of Earth. Even though Beltoids are dealing with very advanced races, they still struggle with...


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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