Mars the Red Planet: Latest News and Discoveries

Mars, The Red Planet, Fourth Planet From The Sun
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Who Owns the Moon? (Op-Ed)
Real estate on the moon
October 19th, 2014
Without proper regulation, the moon risks becoming an extra-planetary Wild West.
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Comet Siding Spring at Mars: How a Rare Celestial Event Was Discovered
Hubble Space Telescope Views Comet Siding Spring.
October 18th, 2014
Comet Siding Spring — unknown and undiscovered until 2013 — will zoom past the Red Planet Sunday afternoon (Oct. 19) in an encounter that could help scientists better understand how the solar system came to be.
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Comet Buzzes Mars in Once-in-a-Lifetime Flyby
Comet Siding Spring's Mars Flyby: Artist's Concept
October 19th, 2014
Comet Siding Spring came within just 87,000 miles of the Martian surface at 2:27 p.m. EDT today — about one-third of the distance between Earth and the moon. The comet barreled by at 126,000 mph relative to the Red Planet, NASA officials said.
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Private Mars Colony Project May Not Be Feasible, Study Suggests
Artist's Impression of Mars One Colony
October 16th, 2014
A new analysis has pinpointed a few purported problems with the blueprint laid out by the Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One, which aims to land four people on the Red Planet in 2025 as the vanguard of a permanent settlement.
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Curiosity Rover Surveys Wind-Rippled Sandy 'Sea' on Mars (Photo)
Curiosity at 'Pahrump Hills' on Mars
October 14th, 2014
At first glance you'd be forgiven for thinking NASA's Mars rover Curiosity had stumbled across a wind-rippled lake or sea at the base of Mount Sharp.
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Comet's Mars Flyby Sunday Has Scientists Abuzz
Artist's Concept of Comet Siding Spring Flying by Mars
October 17th, 2014
Comet Siding Spring will zoom within 87,000 miles of Mars at 2:27 p.m. EDT on Sunday (Oct. 19). Scientists will observe the flyby using the fleet of spacecraft already at Mars, studying the comet and any effects its dust has on the planet's atmosphere.
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