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How long is a day on Mars?

Mars represents something of a conundrum for scientists. In many respects, it is significantly different from Earth. It's cold, it's dry, there is little atmosphere or precipitation to speak of, and nothing grows there. ...

dateDec 15, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Mars compared to Earth

At one time, astronomers believed the surface of Mars was crisscrossed by canal systems. This in turn gave rise to speculation that Mars was very much like Earth, capable of supporting life and home to a native civilization. ...

dateDec 07, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Should we go to Mars or back to the moon?

When humans finally blast off for another world, where will we be going? Will we return to the moon, and take over where the Apollo astronauts left off, or will we press onto Mars, and set foot on a whole new planet?

dateDec 04, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Swedish Mars instrument selected by ESA

HABIT is the name of the first Swedish instrument to be placed on the surface of Mars. It was developed by an international research team led by Professor Javier Martín-Torres and Professor María-Paz Zorzano at Luleå University ...

dateDec 03, 2015 in Space Exploration
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