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September 17, 2015

 

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Radiation in Deep Space

Mars-bound astronauts will face many dangers including extended exposure to galactic radiation, which has been shown to cause brain damage.

July 16, 2015

 

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Helicopter Drones on Mars  

Engineers are developing drone helicopters to fly on the red planet to assist the Mars rover's missions.

May 8, 2015

 

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Organic Molecules on Mars 

Life On Mars? The Curiosity rover found organic molecules on Mars. It’s not exactly “life on Mars” but it’s a good start: Organic compounds are the molecular building blocks of life on Earth. Scientists found the molecules in samples of mudstone in Gale crater, which—it is believed— was a lake billions of years ago. The mudstone contains special clays which […]

December 13, 2014

 

Water covers seventy percent of Earth's surface.

Searching For Water In Outer Space

Data from the Rosetta mission, the Mars rover and the Herschel space observatory point to water's extraterrestrial origins.

August 30, 2014

 

The Mars Pyramid won second place in the Mars Base challenge held by NASA and Makerbot.

Live On Mars

Mars One hopes to send settlers to the red planet by 2024.

July 8, 2014

 

Could Mars have harbored life a long, long time ago?

What We Can Learn From Martian Meteorites

Over the years, scientists have found many meteorites they believe came to Earth from Mars. These bits of debris have many interesting things to say.

January 31, 2014

 

It'll probably be quite awhile before our astronauts catch up with our Mars rovers.

Deep Space Rodeo!

In order to reach Mars, our astronauts may have to stop by a lassoed astroid first.

January 6, 2014

 

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Life Might Have Liked Parts Of Ancient Mars

While there's still no evidence that life evolved on Mars, we now know that it at least could have.

June 12, 2013

 

Curiosity rover at Yellowknife bay

Darwin’s Warm Little Martian Pond

NASA's Curiosity rover has found evidence for life-supporting conditions on ancient Mars.

April 3, 2013

 

Do you think earthquakes happen on Mars?

Mars May Have Tectonic Plates

For years scientists thought only two planets in our solar system had tectonic plates. But, now, it looks like Mars is joining the club.

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