Mars the Red Planet: Latest News and Discoveries

Mars, The Red Planet, Fourth Planet From The Sun
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Want to Find Life on Mars? Start in Antarctica (Podcast)
Airborne electromagnetic sensor at Bull Pass
June 26th, 2015
Barren wastelands are not as barren as they first appear.
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Earth and Mars May Have Shared Seeds of Life
Martian Rockbed
June 25th, 2015
The extreme environments of Earth could serve as a time machine to Mars' past, showing us how microbial life could have coped with the changes on the red planet.
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Mice of Mars: Rodents Pave Way to Red Planet
Mars, the red planet, deep space trip
June 23rd, 2015
Astromice are helping people chart the course to Mars, and revealing that voyage's risks.
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Astronauts Need Flexible Spacesuits for Mars
One of NASA's Z-2 Spacesuit Design
June 25th, 2015
The next couple of decades could see astronauts go to many places: an asteroid, the moon, even Mars. But the current spacesuits used on the International Space Station will likely need replacing to get those exploration jobs done.
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Martian 'Impact Glass' Could Potentially Preserve Signs of Life
Alga Crater on Mars
June 24th, 2015
On the surface of Mars, researchers have identified deposits of impact glass created in meteorite collisions, which could potentially hold signatures of life.
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NASA Spacecraft Completes 60,000th Orbit of Mars
Curiosity Gale Crater
June 23rd, 2015
During its 13.5 years in orbit, Mars Odyssey has spotted the first evidence of water ice on Mars, mapped the entire Red Planet surface in vivid detail, and coordinated the Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity rovers' communications with Earth.
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Red Planet, Icy World? New Picture of Ancient Mars Emerges
Mars Hot and Wet vs. Cold and Icy
June 18th, 2015
Ancient Mars could have looked more like an icy snowball than the warmer, wetter planet that many researchers have suggested, according to a new study.
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Destination Mars: NASA Asks Where Astronauts Should Land
NASA Seeks Input on Mars Astronauts' Landing Site
June 25th, 2015
The space agency will hold a workshop in Houston this October to kick off serious discussions about possible landing sites for NASA's first manned mission to the Red Planet, which the agency aims to launch by the mid- to late 2030s.
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Mars Astronauts Could See Blue Auroras on Red Planet
Mars' Blue Auroras: Artist's Concept
June 24th, 2015
While previous research had confirmed the presence of beautiful "southern lights" on Mars, the new study predicts for the first time that the auroras of the Red Planet may be visible to the human eye.
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Best Space Stories of the Week – June 21, 2015
Ancient Mars
June 21st, 2015
Crashed comet lander Philae phones home. A dead satellite falls to Earth. Mars shows both methane-laced meteorites and a possibly icy past, and the moon's dust gets a source in the best of this week's space news.
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