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The scars of impacts on Mars

ESA's Mars Express has returned new images of an elongated impact crater in the southern hemisphere of Mars. Located just south of the Huygens basin, it could have been carved out by a train of projectiles ...

Mar 04, 2011
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Waiter, there's metal in my moon water

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bring a filter if you plan on drinking water from the moon. Water ice recently discovered in dust at the bottom of a crater near the moon's south pole is accompanied by metallic elements like ...

Feb 18, 2011
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Happy Valentine's Day from Mars

(PhysOrg.com) -- An image taken by the Context Camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a heart-shaped feature that the camera's team at Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, wants to share with ...

Feb 15, 2011
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Features on asteroid revealed by radar

(PhysOrg.com) -- Radar imaging at NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in the California desert on Dec. 11 and 12, 2010, revealed defining characteristics of recently discovered asteroid 2010 JL33. The images ...

Jan 12, 2011
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Mars's mysterious elongated crater

(PhysOrg.com) -- Orcus Patera is an enigmatic elliptical depression near Mars's equator, in the eastern hemisphere of the planet. Located between the volcanoes of Elysium Mons and Olympus Mons, its formation ...

Aug 27, 2010
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Man in the Moon has 'Graphite Whiskers'

Up to now scientists thought that the trace amounts of carbon on the surface of the Moon came from the solar wind. Now researchers at the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory have detected and dated ...

Jul 01, 2010
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Rocky mounds and a plateau on Mars

(PhysOrg.com) -- When Mars Express set sail for the crater named after Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan, it found a windblown plateau and mysterious rocky mounds nearby.

Jun 28, 2010
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Volcanic ash in Meridiani Planum

Deposits of volcanic ash colour this view of the Meridiani Planum, as seen by the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera. They also give clues to the prevailing wind direction in this region of Mars.

May 12, 2010
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To see Mars, visit Australia

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ever wondered what it would be like on the planet Mars? You can see the next best thing right here on Earth in Australia's vast and ancient desert regions, according to a new scientific study.

Mar 19, 2010
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