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November 29, 2015
ExoMars has historical, practical significance for Russia, Europe
Cannes, France (Sputnik) Nov 27, 2015
The ExoMars program to explore the environment on Mars has historical and practical significance for Russia and Europe, deputy-head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Sergei Savelev, said Thursday. In 2012, the European Space Agency and Roscosmos agreed to develop the ExoMars program with the objective of investigating the environment on Mars to find out whether life ever existed on the planet. "The ExoMars project certainly has historical and practical significance for Russia and Europe ... read more
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ExoMars prepares to leave Europe for launch site
The two ExoMars spacecraft of the 2016 mission are being prepared for shipping to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan ahead of their launch in March. A joint endeavour with Russia's Roscosmo ... more

Tracking down the 'missing' carbon from the Martian atmosphere
Mars is blanketed by a thin, mostly carbon dioxide atmosphere--one that is far too thin to prevent large amounts of water on the surface of the planet from subliming or evaporating. But many researc ... more

Mars to lose its largest moon, Phobos, but gain a ring
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Study: Mars to become a ringed planet following death of its moon
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A witness to a wet early Mars
Vast volumes of water once flooded through this deep chasm on Mars that connects the 'Grand Canyon' of the Solar System - Valles Marineris - to the planet's northern lowlands. The image, taken by ES ... more

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NASA completes heat shield testing for future Mars exploration vehicles
As NASA missions to Mars progress with science and complex human exploration missions, spacecraft will require larger heat shields to protect against the extreme heat of entering a planet's atmosphe ... more

Curiosity Mars Rover Heads Toward Active Dunes
On its way to higher layers of the mountain where it is investigating how Mars' environment changed billions of years ago, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover will take advantage of a chance to study some m ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia's nuclear weapon arsenal surpasses US

Elbit to supply Hermes 900 HFE UAVs to Switzerland

U.S. Navy's USNS Maury completes acceptance trials

General Dynamics receives sub contract modification

Philippine Air Force receiving South Korean FA-50 jets

Saab to modernize Sweden's RBS 97 Hawk missile system

Polish call to scrap NATO-Russia deal 'extraordinarily dangerous': Moscow


Upgrade Helps NASA Study Mineral Veins on Mars
Scientists now have a better understanding about a site with the most chemically diverse mineral veins NASA's Curiosity rover has examined on Mars, thanks in part to a valuable new resource scientis ... more

Dust devils detected by seismometer could guide Mars mission
Buried in the shallow soft mud of a dry California lake bed, a seismometer was able to detect the tiny tilts of the ground as it was pulled up by passing dust devils. The experiment, described onlin ... more

Amnesia Event Slows Down Opportunity Robotic Arm Work
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Swiss Camera Leaves for Mars
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NASA's RS-25 flight engine getting ready to fly
NASA took the next big step on its Journey to Mars on Nov. 4 by placing the first RS-25 flight engine, engine No. 2059, on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center. The engine will be tested ... more
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NASA mission reveals speed of solar wind stripping Martian atmosphere
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Delving into the atmosphere of Mars
This issue of Science features four studies highlighting results from the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission, designed to study Mars' upper atmosphere, ionosphere, and magnetosph ... more

Martian desiccation
Mars has been all over the news, from the blockbuster finding of seasonal water on the Red Planet to the wildly successful film, The Martian. Now, researchers--including those at the University of I ... more

Shining a light on the aurora of Mars
ESA's Mars Express has shed new light on the Red Planet's rare ultraviolet aurora by combining for the first time remote observations with in situ measurements of electrons hitting the atmosphere. O ... more

China's self-developed Mars probe to be on show
A model of China's Martian probe will debut at China International Industry Fair, it was announced Monday. The 17th China International Industry Fair will open on Tuesday in Shanghai, lasting ... more

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Could Sino-U.S. cooperation bring the Martian home?
In the new Hollywood blockbuster, The Martian, U.S. astronaut Mark Watney is stranded on Mars. At a critical moment, China offers to help NASA bring him back to Earth. But can these two countries co ... more

Signs of Acid Fog Found on Mars
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The Journey to Mars: Bridging the Technology Gap

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NASA outlines obstacles to putting a human on Mars

NASA unveils missing pieces in journey to Mars

Latest Mars film bespeaks potential of China-U.S. space cooperation

Curiosity Rover Team Confirms Ancient Lakes on Mars

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MRO imagery reveals Red Planet's stressed substrate

NASA Lays the Groundwork for Homesteading in Space

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