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NASA's Mars rover two weeks from landing

( -- NASA's most advanced planetary rover is on a precise course for an early August landing beside a Martian mountain to begin two years of unprecedented scientific detective work. However, getting the Curiosity ...

dateJul 17, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Chemistry on Mars reveals cooling rate

( -- French researchers from the University of Toulouse have published a paper in Nature, that describes how they used data from NASA's Mars Odyssey (currently orbiting the planet) to ascertain the amount of cooling ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Space Exploration report
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A Tale of Planetary Woe (w/ Video)

Once upon a time — roughly four billion years ago — Mars was warm and wet, much like Earth. Liquid water flowed on the Martian surface in long rivers that emptied into shallow seas. A thick atmosphere blanketed the planet ...

dateNov 11, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Growing plants on Mars

We have been to the moon several times. Next time, we may go back for a considerable period. And concrete plans for a one-way ticket to Mars have already been forged. Food will have to be grown on location. Is this a distant ...

dateMar 28, 2013 in Space Exploration
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