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June 29, 2016
NASA Weighs Use of Rover to Image Potential Mars Water Sites
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 28, 2016
Ever since it was announced that there may be evidence of liquid water on present-day Mars, NASA scientists have wondered how best to further investigate these long, seasonally changing dark streaks in the hope of finding evidence of life - past or present - on the Red Planet. "It's not as simple as driving a rover to a potential site and taking a scoop of soil," said Jim Green, NASA's director of planetary science. "Not only are these on steep slopes, we need to ensure that planetary protection c ... read more

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Opportunity is on its Final Science Campaign at 'Marathon Valley'
Opportunity is exploring 'Marathon Valley' on the rim of Endeavour crater, investigating outcrops for evidence of clay minerals. The rover is nearing the completion of its investigation within Marat ... more

Curiosity rover analysis suggests Mars has oxygen-rich history
Analysis of rocks and sand by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity suggests Mars was once much more like Earth than previously thought. ... more

NASA Scientists Discover Unexpected Mineral on Mars
Scientists have discovered an unexpected mineral in a rock sample at Gale Crater on Mars, a finding that may alter our understanding of how the planet evolved. NASA's Mars Science Laboratory r ... more
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Hardware for Journey to Mars is a 'Big Catch'
A key piece of hardware for NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System, completed a five-hour journey by barge June 19 along the Tennessee River in North Alabama. Fishermen may have caught a glimpse ... more


Opportunity Wraps up Work on 'Wheel Scuff'
Opportunity is exploring 'Marathon Valley' on the rim of Endeavour crater, investigating outcrops for evidence of clay minerals. The rover is close to completing its investigations within Mara ... more

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

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Dutch crops grown on 'Mars' soil found safe to eat
Dutch scientists said Thursday crops of four vegetables and cereals grown on soil similar to that on Mars have been found safe to eat, amid plans for the first manned mission to the planet. ... more

Efficient hydrogen production made easy
In the 2015 movie "The Martian," stranded astronaut Matt Damon turns to the chemistry of rocket fuel, hydrazine and hydrogen, to create lifesaving water and nearly blows himself up. But if you turn ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
New antenna brings enhanced capabilities to the battlefield

EU should do more for its own defence: Mogherini

US destroyer came 'dangerously close' to Russian ship: Moscow

Insitu gets Coast Guard drone contract

Lockheed's Q-53 shows drone tracking capability

Hesco achieves body armor certification

Exide Technologies gets $30.7 million DOD grant


CaSSIS Sends First Image of Mars
The Mars Camera CaSSIS on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter captured its first images of the Red Planet this week. The pictures are a part of the mission's preparations for arriving at its destination i ... more

NASA Ignites Fire Experiment Aboard Space Cargo Ship
Understanding how fire spreads in a microgravity environment is critical to the safety of astronauts who live and work in space. And while NASA has conducted studies aboard the space shuttle and Int ... more

A little help from friends
ESA's first Mars orbiter will provide an important helping hand when the second arrives at the Red Planet in October. Following lift off in March, the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and the Schiapa ... more
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Rover Opportunity Wrapping up Study of Martian Valley
"Marathon Valley," slicing through a large crater's rim on Mars, has provided fruitful research targets for NASA's Opportunity rover since July 2015, but the rover may soon move on. Opportunity rece ... more

Delayed ExoMars mission gets 77-mln-euro boost
The second part of a delayed joint European-Russian mission to probe Mars for traces of life has received a crucial 77 million euros ($86 million) cash injection, the European Space Agency said Thursday. ... more
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Insects were already using camouflage 100 million years ago

What did Earth's ancient magnetic field look like

Researchers discover oldest evidence of farming by insects

Google brings Earth into better focus

As Alaska warms, methane emissions appear stable

Future global warming could be even warmer

'Amazing protein diversity' is discovered in the maize plant


NASA signs space deal with United Arab Emirates
The United States has announced it will be forging a deal with its long term allies the United Arab Emirates, specifically concerning aeronautics research and space exploration. This collabora ... more

NASA Mars Rover Descends Plateau, Turns Toward Mountain
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has analyzed its 12th drilled sample of Mars. This sample came from mudstone bedrock, which the rover resumed climbing in late May after six months studying other feature ... more

Remarkably diverse flora in Utah, USA, trains scientists for future missions on Mars
Future Martian explorers might not need to leave the Earth to prepare themselves for life on the Red Planet. The Mars Society have built an analogue research site in Utah, USA, which simulates the c ... more

Musk explains his 'cargo route' to Mars
SpaceX chief Elon Musk shed light Saturday on his new plan to send an unmanned spaceship to Mars as early as 2018, as part of his quest to some day colonize the Red Planet. ... more

NASA Mars Orbiters Reveal Seasonal Dust Storm Pattern
After decades of research to discern seasonal patterns in Martian dust storms from images showing the dust, but the clearest pattern appears to be captured by measuring the temperature of the Red Pl ... more


Study of Opportunity Wheel Scuff Continues
Opportunity is exploring 'Marathon Valley' on the rim of Endeavour crater, investigating outcrops for evidence of clay minerals. The rover is continuing to examine a previously trenched (scuffed) su ... more

SpaceX could send people to Mars by 2024, Elon Musk says
SpaceX Chief Elon Musk is predicting his company will be able to launch humans to Mars by 2024. ... more
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Eating air, making fuel

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Made in China plane makes first commercial flight

Next-generation fluorescent and LED lighting thanks to new phosphor

A new bio-ink for 3-D printing with stem cells

Explosive renewables development can deliver on Paris

Coal to solar: Retraining the energy workforce

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Mars 'colonists' to undergo five days of tests


Red and Golden Planets at Opposition


Opportunity investigating soil exposed by rover wheel


Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 11 years


SwRI scientists discover evidence of ice age at Martian north pole


Mars Webcam goes pro


NASA to try again to inflate spare room in space


NASA Radar Finds Ice Age Record in Mars' Polar Cap


Temporary space station habitat fails to inflate


Opportunity takes panorama; uses wheel to scuff soil

Potential Habitats for Early Life on Mars

Are mystery Mars plumes caused by space weather?

Mars - Closest, Biggest and Brightest in a Decade

Ancient tsunami evidence on Mars reveals life potential

Hubble Takes Mars Portrait Near Close Approach

Mars Rover Scientist Hopes to Find More Evidence of Liquid Water on the Red Planet

AAC Microtec to develop miniaturized motion controller for space rovers and robots

Out of this world: 'Moon and Mars veggies' grow in Dutch greenhouse

The rise and fall of Martian lakes

Second cycle of Martian seasons completing for Curiosity Rover

Opportunity microscopic imaging camera back to normal operations

Largest unnamed world in the solar system 2007 OR10

Flying observatory detects atomic oxygen in Martian atmosphere

Robot built to aid astronauts nearly ready for Mars

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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