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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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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Drills for the First Time Since 2016
March 01, 2018
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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Drills for the First Time Since 2016

NASA’s Curiosity rover has conducted the first test of a new drilling technique on Mars since its drill stopped working.  The Martian rover drilled into a red planet rock for the first time since 2016. Curiosity dug a hole about 0.5 inches (1.3 centimeters) deep into a Martian rock on Monday (Feb. 26). This was just the...

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NASA Mars Rover Finds Another Surprise
February 17, 2018
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NASA Mars Rover Finds Another Surprise

NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity surprises scientists with observations of “rock stripes”. They resemble stone stripes on some mountain slopes on Earth. NASA launched Opportunity to Mars in 2003 for what was supposed to be a 90-Martian-day mission. However, the rover has outlived and outperformed...

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Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Weird Structures on Mars
January 05, 2018
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Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Weird Structures on Mars

NASA is investigating the new collection of 2018 photos taken by the Curiosity rover. The weird structures on the new image look like squiggles left on top of a rock formation. So, Curiosity rover took the images with its Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI). The weird structures in the photo look like squiggles left on top of a...

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NASA and Bradley University to Create 3D-Printed Habitats for Mars
December 04, 2017
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NASA and Bradley University to Create 3D-Printed Habitats for Mars

NASA is planning to send astronauts to Mars by 2030. So, they are working with Bradley University from Illinois to create 3D-printed habitats. The US space agency in partnership with Bradley University organized a 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge. “A competition brings people that are outside of our area of expertise to the...

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