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NASA’s InSight Probe Just Landed on Mars
November 26, 2018
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NASA’s InSight Probe Just Landed on Mars

After a six-month (484,773,006km) voyage through space, NASA finally lands its InSight probe on the surface of the red planet. A few minutes after landing, InSight sent the official “beep” to NASA to signal that it was alive and well. To reach Mars, InSight cruised 301,223,981 miles at a top speed of 6,200 mph....

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NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Will Land in an Ancient River Delta
November 20, 2018
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NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Will Land in an Ancient River Delta

NASA selects an ancient lakebed (Jezero Crater) for 2020 rover touchdown. The rover will hunt for signs of past life on the red planet. Though bone-dry now, scientists think the Jezero Crater might have spent a large amount of time filled with liquid water. They have found clear evidence that this area was underwater for a...

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Researchers Capture the Sound of Sunrise on Mars
November 12, 2018
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Researchers Capture the Sound of Sunrise on Mars

NASA’s Opportunity rover captured the 5,000th sunrise on Mars. To celebrate that, scientists have reproduced it in sound. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Exeter in the UK used data sonification techniques to create a two-minute piece of music. For this achievement, they scanned a picture...

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Mars Could Have Enough Oxygen To Support Life
October 24, 2018
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Mars Could Have Enough Oxygen To Support Life

Salty Martian water could contain enough oxygen for life to exist. Researchers are confident they know exactly where to find it. Space innovation suitors are spending billions in the race to get humans to the red planet. A computer model developed by a US team suggests that salty water near the surface of Mars could contain...

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NASA Says “Mars Terraforming is Impossible”, Elon Musk Disagrees
August 01, 2018
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NASA Says “Mars Terraforming is Impossible”, Elon Musk Disagrees

According to a new NASA-sponsored study, Mars terraforming is impossible with the current technology. But SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk thinks otherwise. When we talk about terraforming Mars, we talk about turning the red planet into humanity’s second home. That means changing the environment so that humans can live there...

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Dust Clouds Storm Near Martian Ice Caps
July 22, 2018
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Dust Clouds Storm Near Martian Ice Caps

An image from the European Space Agency shows thick dust clouds approaching ahead of a giant storm. The dust moves near the planet’s north polar ice cap. ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft captured the stunning photo of the raging storm on the red planet. Everyone here on Earth has been following the latest news about...

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NASA Rover Finds Ancient Organic Matter on Mars
June 07, 2018
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NASA Rover Finds Ancient Organic Matter on Mars

Two studies shed light on the theory that Mars may have once been an inhabited world. Curiosity rover just found organic matter in the Martian soil. NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has identified a variety of organic molecules on 3 billion-year-old mudstone in the Gale crater. The rover has also detected methane...

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NASA’s Cubesats Head For Mars
June 03, 2018
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NASA’s Cubesats Head For Mars

Along with the InSight robotic lander, NASA also launched two CubeSats called MarCO-A and MarCO-B to planet Mars last month.  So, after a successful trajectory correction maneuver, CubeSats are now heading towards the red planet. The InSight spacecraft has also completed the process on 22 May. The pair of CubeSats that...

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NASA Launches Historic InSight Mission to Mars
May 05, 2018
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NASA Launches Historic InSight Mission to Mars

Today (May 5) NASA launched its historic InSight mission. The American space agency launched the spacecraft from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. NASA’s Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) is currently on a 300-million-mile trip to Mars. The historic probe will...

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NASA Developing Robot Bees for Exploring Mars
April 03, 2018
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NASA Developing Robot Bees for Exploring Mars

NASA is funding a project that will study the feasibility of using robot bees to study the Martian environment. A team of researchers from the University of Alabama and Japan is developing a new kind of Mars explorer. So, NASA is now funding their project called Marsbees. They have awarded the team $125,000. “The NIAC...

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