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New Research Shows Ocean Existed On Ancient Mars
2012-02-06 10:40:33

The European Space Agency's Mars Express has revealed strong evidence that an ocean once covered part of Mars.

Image 1 - NASA Mars Tech Aids In Search For Earth's Hidden Water
2011-09-15 12:36:48

A NASA-led team has used radar sounding technology developed to explore the subsurface of Mars to create high-resolution maps of freshwater aquifers buried deep beneath an Earth desert, in the first use of airborne sounding radar for aquifer mapping.

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2010-04-02 06:45:00

A NASA radar probe being used to find underground ice on Mars could be used to help find water in the desert climates of the Middle East.

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2010-03-03 11:00:00

ESA’s Mars Express will skim the surface of Mars’ largest moon Phobos on Wednesday evening.

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2008-11-21 09:00:00

Scientists using ESA’s Mars Express have produced the first crude map of aurorae on Mars.

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2008-04-17 10:05:00

ESA’s Mars Express radar sounder, MARSIS, has looked beneath the Martian surface and opened up the third dimension for planetary exploration. The technique’s success is prompting scientists to think of all the other places in the Solar System where they would like to use radar sounders.

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2007-11-16 10:55:00

With ESA’s Mars Express, scientists continue to gain new insight into the mysterious Martian environment. Some of the most exciting results are being sent back by the MARSIS (Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionospheric Sounding) experiment.

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2007-11-01 14:05:00

The radar system on the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter has uncovered new details about some of the most mysterious deposits on Mars: the Medusae Fossae Formation.

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2007-03-15 13:20:00

The amount of water trapped in frozen layers over Mars' south polar region is equivalent to a liquid layer about 11 metres deep covering the planet.

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2006-10-16 15:40:00

For a number of decades now, astronomers have wondered about water on Mars. Thanks to ESA's Mars Express, much of the speculation has been replaced with facts. Launched on June 2 2003, Mars Express has changed the way we think of Mars.


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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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