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How close are we to living on Mars?

Like any long-distance relationship, our love affair with Mars has had its ups and downs. The planet's red tint made it a distinctive – but ominous – nighttime presence to the ancients, who gazed at it with the naked ...

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JPL's role in making 'Th Martian' a reality

When fictional astronaut Mark Watney becomes stranded alone on the Red Planet in the novel and film "The Martian," people and technology from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, play important roles ...

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Image: The lunar North Pole

The pockmarked landscape captured in this image from ESA's SMART-1 mission is the surface of our moon. Some of the many craters scattered across the lunar surface are clearly visible, records of the many impacts that have ...

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The DAVINCI spacecraft

It's no secret that there has been a resurgence in interest in space exploration in recent years. Much of the credit for this goes to NASA's ongoing exploration efforts on Mars, which in the past few years have revealed things ...

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