News tagged with red dust

Mars Express zeroes in on erosion features

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mars Express has uncovered geological evidence suggesting that some depositional process, revealed by erosion, has been at work on large scales in the equatorial regions of the planet. If so, this would provide ...

dateMar 19, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Astronomers spot cosmic dust fountain

(PhysOrg.com) -- Space dust annoys astronomers just as much as the household variety when it interferes with their observations of distant stars. And yet space dust also poses one of the great mysteries of astronomy.

dateFeb 05, 2009 in Astronomy
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Countering contamination for Mars spacesuits

To search for life on Mars, future astronauts would naturally want to step outside their living habitat for a walk. But the spacesuits keeping them alive might also carry Earth microbes or ingredients of life that could contaminate ...

dateJun 16, 2011 in Space Exploration
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It's a grind to make Mars red

(PhysOrg.com) -- The widespread idea that Mars is red due to rocks being rusted by the water that once flooded the red planet may be wrong. Recent laboratory studies show that the red dust may be formed by ongoing grinding ...

dateSep 18, 2009 in Space Exploration
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