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03

Jul

Salt on Mars may turn ice into liquid waterThe Earth-side studies are not a guarantee of life on Mars, but the researchers point out that microbes have been found in salty waters on Earth.

Salt on Mars may turn ice into liquid water
The Earth-side studies are not a guarantee of life on Mars, but the researchers point out that microbes have been found in salty waters on Earth.

30

Jun

NASA launches ‘flying saucer’ in Hawaii to test Mars landing techAfter nearly a month’s delay, the test for the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hit a snag when the parachute didn’t deploy correctly.

NASA launches ‘flying saucer’ in Hawaii to test Mars landing tech
After nearly a month’s delay, the test for the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hit a snag when the parachute didn’t deploy correctly.

25

Jun

Students would like to send a time capsule to MarsThe CubeSat time capsule will be funded by crowdsourcing, with people able to pay 99 cents to upload an image aboard the spacecraft.

Students would like to send a time capsule to Mars
The CubeSat time capsule will be funded by crowdsourcing, with people able to pay 99 cents to upload an image aboard the spacecraft.

17

May

Microbes that hitch rides with spacecraft could colonize MarsUV radiation is a big threat to space-living bacteria, so the microbes would need to be well-protected if they were to make the journey from Earth.

Microbes that hitch rides with spacecraft could colonize Mars
UV radiation is a big threat to space-living bacteria, so the microbes would need to be well-protected if they were to make the journey from Earth.

30

Apr

NASA’s Curiosity rover to drill into third Mars rockAfter analyzing a sandstone rock, called Windjana, the Curiosity team has decided to collect samples for more information on Mars’ geology and habitability.

NASA’s Curiosity rover to drill into third Mars rock
After analyzing a sandstone rock, called Windjana, the Curiosity team has decided to collect samples for more information on Mars’ geology and habitability.

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.