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May 30, 2016
SwRI scientists discover evidence of ice age at Martian north pole
San Antonio TX (SPX) May 30, 2016
Using radar data collected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a Southwest Research Institute-led team found evidence of an ice age recorded in the polar deposits of Mars. Ice ages on Mars are driven by processes similar to those responsible for ice ages on Earth, that is, long-term cyclical changes in the planet's orbit and tilt, which affect the amount of solar radiation it receives at each latitude. "We found an accelerated accumulation rate of ice in the uppermost 100 to 300 meters of the p ... read more

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Mars Webcam goes pro
A modest 'webcam' on Mars Express has proven useful for outreach, education and citizen-science. Now ESA have decided to adopt it as a professional science instrument. Mars Express was launched in 2 ... more

NASA Radar Finds Ice Age Record in Mars' Polar Cap
Scientists using radar data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have found a record of the most recent Martian ice age recorded in the planet's north polar ice cap. The new results agree w ... more

NASA to try again to inflate spare room in space
NASA will try again Saturday to inflate an add-on room at the International Space Station, after the first attempt ran into problems due to too much friction. ... more
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Temporary space station habitat fails to inflate
NASA aborted an attempt to deploy a temporary habitat at the International Space Station after it failed to inflate to full size on Thursday. ... more


Opportunity takes panorama; uses wheel to scuff soil
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 23, 2016 Opportunity is exploring 'Marathon Valley' on the rim of Endeavour crater, searching specific outcrops for evidence of clay minerals. The rover is currently con ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Potential Habitats for Early Life on Mars
Recently discovered evidence of carbonates beneath the surface of Mars points to a warmer and wetter environment in that planet's past. The presence of liquid water could have fostered the emergence ... more

Are mystery Mars plumes caused by space weather?
Mysterious high-rise clouds seen appearing suddenly in the martian atmosphere on a handful of occasions may be linked to space weather, say Mars Express scientists. Amateur astronomers using telesco ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Upgrade to SM-3 missile engines validated

HawkEye 360 selects DSI to build Pathfinder satellites

Airbus concedes some A400M problems are 'home-made'

Senate committee passes FY2017 defense bill

Uganda angered at claim of halt to N.Korea military ties

Satcoms is changing lives in South African rural schools

DRS Technologies, Roboteam partner for Army program


Mars - Closest, Biggest and Brightest in a Decade
Look low in the southeast at nightfall, and an unusually bright, fire-yellow "star" will be staring back at you. It's the planet Mars, closer to Earth now than it has been since November 2005. Mars ... more

Ancient tsunami evidence on Mars reveals life potential
The geologic shape of what were once shorelines through Mars' northern plains convinces scientists that two large meteorites - hitting the planet millions of years apart - triggered a pair of mega-t ... more

Hubble Takes Mars Portrait Near Close Approach
Bright, frosty polar caps, and clouds above a vivid, rust-colored landscape reveal Mars as a dynamic seasonal planet in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope view taken on May 12, 2016, when Mars was 50 ... more
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Mars Rover Scientist Hopes to Find More Evidence of Liquid Water on the Red Planet
Although the existence of liquid water on the Red Planet was confirmed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) last year, the scientific community is gearing up for a more thorough analysis of t ... more

AAC Microtec to develop miniaturized motion controller for space rovers and robots
The European Space Agency ESA has awarded Uppsala-based AAC Microtec the contract to develop an advanced miniaturized motion controller for future robotic exploration missions to Mars. The contract ... more
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Out of this world: 'Moon and Mars veggies' grow in Dutch greenhouse
Establishing a human colony on the Moon and travelling to Mars has been the stuff of dreams since the dawn of the space age. ... more

The rise and fall of Martian lakes
There is a wealth of evidence, collected over the past few decades, that suggests liquid water was abundant in the early history of Mars - one of our nearest and most studied neighbours. However, th ... more

Second cycle of Martian seasons completing for Curiosity Rover
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has completed its second Martian year since landing inside Gale Crater nearly four Earth years ago, which means it has recorded environmental patterns through two full cy ... more

Opportunity microscopic imaging camera back to normal operations
Opportunity is exploring 'Marathon Valley' on the rim of Endeavour crater, searching specific outcrops for evidence of clay minerals. The rover is currently conducting an in-situ (contact) sci ... more

Largest unnamed world in the solar system 2007 OR10
Dwarf planets tend to be a mysterious bunch. With the exception of Ceres, which resides in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, all members of this class of minor planets in our solar sy ... more


Flying observatory detects atomic oxygen in Martian atmosphere
An instrument onboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) detected atomic oxygen in the atmosphere of Mars for the first time since the last observation 40 years ago. These ... more

Robot built to aid astronauts nearly ready for Mars
A robot developed in Scotland could be ready to set foot on Mars by 2021. Valkyrie, the humanoid is 1.8 meters tall, weighs 125 kilograms, walks on two legs and has arms that can grasp objects - per ... more
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Beyond Ikea: Swedish Gadget to Harvest Water on Martian Surface


Clues about Volcanoes Under Ice on Ancient Mars


Second ExoMars mission moves to next launch opportunity in 2020


Although Boiling, Water Does Shape Martian Terrain


Boiling water may be cause of Martian streaks: study


Phase two of ExoMars mission delayed to 2020


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Opportunity robotic arm camera passes diagnostic test


Curiosity Mars Rover crosses rugged plateau


Opportunity completes mini-walkabout

SpaceX vows to send capsule to Mars by 2018

Space X's Red Dragons to start Mars exploration in 2018

Mars' surface revealed in unprecedented detail

NASA rocket fuel pump tests pave way for methane-fueled Mars lander

NASA rocket fuel pump tests pave way for methane-fueled Mars lander

NASA seeks industry ideas for an advanced Mars satellite

China targets 2020 Mars mission launch: official

Mice in space showed liver damage after two weeks

Rover mini-walkabout to find clay mineral continues

Russia, Italy plan first bid to explore beneath mars surface in 2018

First light for ExoMars

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Opportunity's Devilish View from on High

Help keep heat on Mars Express through data mining

Ancient Mars bombardment likely enhanced life-supporting habitat

Scientists study gypsum to better understand water on Mars

Scientists find Mars surface replica in India

Martian winds slowly build enormous mounds over billions of years

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