Mars the Red Planet: Latest News and Discoveries

Mars, The Red Planet, Fourth Planet From The Sun
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Was Ancient Mars Warm? Planet's History Takes Watery New Twist
Early Mars Artist's Impression
May 12th, 2015
A new study suggests that Mars has lost the equivalent of an ocean's worth of water over the past four billion years. However, the question of whether Mars was ever warm enough to have hosted such an ocean has sparked debate.
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Is This 'International Flag of Planet Earth' the One We'll Plant on Mars?
'International Flag of Planet Earth' Planted on Mars
May 20th, 2015
A Swedish university student has created a design for an "International Flag of Planet Earth" that could be planted on planets during future human exploration. The banner depicts seven interlocked circles, symbolizing the unity of all people.
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Why Colonize Mars? Sci-Fi Authors Weigh In
Future Mars Explorers
May 15th, 2015
Settling Mars could help humanity escape and mitigate the problems our species is facing here on Earth, several science-fiction authors said.
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Mars One Execs Dispute Criticism of Red Planet Colony Mission
Artist's concept of Mars One's planned colony on the Red Planet, which would begin with the touchdown of four people in 2027.
May 11th, 2015
Mars One CEO Bas Lansdorp and astronaut-selection chief Norbert Kraft dispute allegations by a former astronaut candidate that the colonization effort judges its applicants unfairly and is unable to finance itself.
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Hang Gliders on Mars: Innovative Idea to Land Probes on Red Planet
MARSDROP Mission Concept
May 18th, 2015
An innovative concept for tiny probes attached to gliders could one day allow small robots to explore intricate locales on Mars that probes never could reach before, scientists say.
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New Elon Musk Biography Hits Stores Next Week
SpaceX’s Elon Musk and Falcon 9 Rocket
May 15th, 2015
"Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future," by tech journalist Ashlee Vance, will be released on May 19. But you can get a sneak peak at the book now, via a lengthy excerpt published Thursday (May 14) on
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Curiosity Rover Sees Stunning Blue-Tinted Sunset on Mars (Video)
Curiosity Rover Sees Martian Sunset
May 11th, 2015
Curiosity captured the images, which mission team members combined into a Martian sunset video, with its Mast Camera between dust storms on April 15, NASA officials said.
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