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16

Apr

Vision risks for astronauts could put an early end to Mars missionsScientist theorize that pressure from cerebrospinal fluid in microgravity could be contributing to the degradation of eyesight among some astronauts.

Vision risks for astronauts could put an early end to Mars missions
Scientist theorize that pressure from cerebrospinal fluid in microgravity could be contributing to the degradation of eyesight among some astronauts.

01

Apr

Mars One to build simulated Red Planet colonies on EarthThe pseudo-Martian living space would be used to acclimate members to living on the planet during their one-way trip to Mars.

Mars One to build simulated Red Planet colonies on Earth
The pseudo-Martian living space would be used to acclimate members to living on the planet during their one-way trip to Mars.

13

Mar

The International Astronomical Union will not recognize purchased names for Martian cratersThe IAU’s statement flies in the face of space-funding company Uwingu’s plan to create a ‘people’s map’ of Mars by selling craters for people to name.

The International Astronomical Union will not recognize purchased names for Martian craters
The IAU’s statement flies in the face of space-funding company Uwingu’s plan to create a ‘people’s map’ of Mars by selling craters for people to name.

07

Mar

A meteorite slamming into Mars gave Earth most of its Martian meteoritesThe meteorite crashed into Mars at what is now called the Mojave Crater. Scientists think the area could give insights into life on the Red Planet.

A meteorite slamming into Mars gave Earth most of its Martian meteorites
The meteorite crashed into Mars at what is now called the Mojave Crater. Scientists think the area could give insights into life on the Red Planet.

28

Feb

Odd ‘tunnels’ & ‘spheres’ revive questions about ancient Martian lifeScientists aren’t ruling out the potential proof of life in a meteorite from Mars, but acknowledge they need an uncontaminated sample for Mars itself to be sure.

Odd ‘tunnels’ & ‘spheres’ revive questions about ancient Martian life
Scientists aren’t ruling out the potential proof of life in a meteorite from Mars, but acknowledge they need an uncontaminated sample for Mars itself to be sure.

20

Feb

Mars rover’s milestone inspires 5K runThe rover’s wheels are showing some signs of wear and tear, so NASA has decided to steer it toward gentler terrain.

Mars rover’s milestone inspires 5K run
The rover’s wheels are showing some signs of wear and tear, so NASA has decided to steer it toward gentler terrain.

17

Feb

Mystery of NASA’s ‘jelly doughnut’ rock solvedDespite the mundane way the rock arrived near Opportunity, it did yield some interesting results when the rover analyzed the weird-looking stone.

Mystery of NASA’s ‘jelly doughnut’ rock solved
Despite the mundane way the rock arrived near Opportunity, it did yield some interesting results when the rover analyzed the weird-looking stone.

11

Feb

NASA photos show possible water flows on MarsDark lines in the Martian surface hint at the potential for water, but as the streaks only appear in certain spots, scientists wonder if there’s a mysterious factor at work.

NASA photos show possible water flows on Mars
Dark lines in the Martian surface hint at the potential for water, but as the streaks only appear in certain spots, scientists wonder if there’s a mysterious factor at work.

24

Jan

Ancient Mars may have been habitable for hundreds of millions of yearsSome rocks on Mars have BB-size ‘spherules’ and fissures that water may have flowed through possibly 4 billion years ago.

Ancient Mars may have been habitable for hundreds of millions of years
Some rocks on Mars have BB-size ‘spherules’ and fissures that water may have flowed through possibly 4 billion years ago.

22

Jan

NASA ponders mysterious ‘jelly donut’ rock on MarsThe rock is composed of minerals normally not seen in such high concentrations, and scientists aren’t exactly sure how it ended up in front of the rover.

NASA ponders mysterious ‘jelly donut’ rock on Mars
The rock is composed of minerals normally not seen in such high concentrations, and scientists aren’t exactly sure how it ended up in front of the rover.