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Snowboarding Dry Ice On Martian Dunes
2013-06-12 08:58:14

[ Watch the Video: Dry Ice Moves on Mars ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hunks of dry ice — carbon dioxide — may glide down Martian sand dunes like miniature hovercraft, riding on cushions of gas and plowing furrows as they go, according to new research from NASA. The research team suggests that this process could explain an enigmatic class of gullies seen on Martian sand dunes, coming to this conclusion by examining images from NASA's Mars...

2013-06-11 16:21:18

PASADENA, Calif., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA research indicates hunks of frozen carbon dioxide -- dry ice -- may glide down some Martian sand dunes on cushions of gas similar to miniature hovercraft, plowing furrows as they go. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Researchers deduced this process could explain one enigmatic class of gullies seen on Martian sand dunes by examining images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and...

Did Dawn Mission Find Water-Carved Gullies On Vesta Asteroid?
2012-12-07 16:11:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In 2007, NASA launched the Dawn Mission to study the asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres. Carrying a visible camera, a visible and infrared mapping spectrometer, and a gamma ray and neutron spectrometer, Dawn set out on an 8 year mission to gather a wealth of data from these two celestial bodies. Dawn arrived at the first stop in its journey, the asteroid Vesta, in June 2011 and recently departed for Ceres this...

Melt Water On The Red Planet Could Support Life
2012-11-16 16:47:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Though Mars is 140 million miles away, it shares some similarities with Earth. Some of its landforms, for existence, closely resemble regions found here on Earth. It is by researching these similar landforms and landscapes that researchers are able to gather some assumptions about how these martian landscapes were formed. If the two areas look the same, perhaps they were created in the same way as well. Dr. Andreas...