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February 11, 2016
Site of Martian lakes linked to ancient habitable environment
Tucson AZ (SPX) Feb 10, 2016
Groundwater circulation beneath a massive tectonic rift zone located along the flanks of some the solar system's largest volcanic plateaus resulted in the formation more than 3 billion years ago of some the deepest basins on Mars, according to a new paper by Planetary Science Institute Senior Scientist J. Alexis Palmero Rodriguez. These basins could have been episodically covered, perhaps during hundreds of millions of years, by lava and water lakes that were discharged from subsurface pressurized ... read more
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Becoming a Martian
It's 2040, and the human base on Mars is bustling. Robots are moving about, carrying out exploratory missions operated from the base. At a safe distance from the human habitat, powered by a nuclear ... more

NASA tests solar sail deployment for asteroid-surveying CubeSat NEA Scout
Progress continues on the journey to Mars as NASA plans to send astronauts deeper into space than ever before, including to an asteroid and ultimately to the surface of Mars. Before humans embark on ... more

Mars or the Moon
A panel of space experts has revealed that NASA is capable of developing only one major human spaceflight mission at a time, and must make a tough choice between projected flights to Mars and the mo ... more
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Opportunity climbing steeper slopes to reach science targets
Opportunity is exploring 'Marathon Valley' on the rim of Endeavour crater. The rover is climbing up steep slopes to reach high-value science targets up on 'Knudsen Ridge.' Opportunity performe ... more


Opportunity Reaches 12 Years on Mars!
Opportunity is exploring 'Marathon Valley' on the rim of Endeavour crater. The rover is up on north-facing slopes for improved solar array energy production. The rover is conducting an in-situ ... more

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4 people to live in an HERA habitat for 30 days at JSC
This 30 day mission will help our researchers learn how isolation and close quarters affect individual and group behavior. This study at our Johnson Space Center prepares us for long duration space ... more

Sandy Selfie Sent from NASA Mars Rover
The latest self-portrait from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the car-size mobile laboratory beside a dark dune where it has been scooping and sieving samples of sand. The new selfie combine ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Moscow warns US over missile system deployment to S. Korea

N. Korea's army chief of staff executed: report

S.Korea shutters joint industrial park after N.Korean rocket

Ukraine's Space Sector Lost 80% of Revenue

SES-9 Launch Targeting Late February

Syrians recount 'hell' of Aleppo life under air strikes

UN urges Turkey to open borders, end to bombing of Aleppo


Getting real - on Mars
NASA wants you to know that it's only a matter of months before you can wake up in a Martian habitat, grab some breakfast, jump into your spacesuit, and head out for a stroll across the Red Planet's ... more

Mars Rover Opportunity Busy Through Depth of Winter
NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, worked through the lowest-solar-energy days of the mission's seventh Martian winter, while using a diamond-toothed rock grinder and other tools in recent weeks ... more

India to Cooperate With France on Next Mission to Mars
France will become India's partner in the next Indian mission to Mars, India's Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said Monday. Earlier in the day, French President Francois Hollande and ... more
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NASA counting on humanoid robots in deep space exploration
As humanity moves forward with space exploration, we should prepare for risky and extremely hazardous endeavors such as manned missions to Mars and asteroids. Having fully operational robotic help r ... more

Curiosity gets a good taste of scooped, sieved sand
At its current location for inspecting an active sand dune, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is adding some sample-processing moves not previously used on Mars. Sand from the second and third samples the ... more
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Behind the levees

Study accurately dates coral loss at Great Barrier Reef

Fossils turn out to be a rich source of information

Inland fisheries determined to surface as food powerhouse


Opportunity rock abrasion tool conducts two rock grinds
Opportunity is inside 'Marathon Valley,' up on north-facing slopes for improved solar array energy production. The rover is conducting an in-situ (contact) science campaign on the surface targ ... more

Opportunity Abrasion Tool Conducts Two Rock Grinds
Opportunity is inside 'Marathon Valley,' up on north-facing slopes for improved solar array energy production. The rover is conducting an in-situ (contact) science campaign on the surface targ ... more

Zinnias from space
One of the most triumphant moments in the book and recent movie The Martian comes when lead character, Mark Watney, successfully grows a potato crop on Mars. It's more than food for survival; he's a ... more

Rover uses Rock Abrasion Tool to grind rocks
Opportunity is inside 'Marathon Valley' on north-facing slopes for improved solar array energy production. The rover is engaged in an in-situ (contact) science campaign investigating the surface tar ... more

Thales Alenia Space to supply reaction control subsystem for ExoMars
Thales Alenia Space-UK are pleased to announce that they have been selected to supply a crucial subsystem, the Reaction Control Subsystem, for the Carrier Module of the ExoMars 2018 mission. T ... more

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Building a robust commercial market in low earth orbit
NASA is on a Journey to Mars and a new consensus is emerging around our plan, vision and timetable for sending American astronauts to the Red Planet in the 2030s. Our strategy calls for working with ... more

NASA awards ISS cargo transport contracts
NASA has awarded three cargo contracts to ensure the critical science, research and technology demonstrations that are informing the agency's journey to Mars are delivered to the International Space ... more
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Renewables for mining go baseload with a hybrid fuel-solar solution

Global Solar PV Pipeline Surpasses 200 GW

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Money troubles may delay Europe-Russia Mars mission


Opportunity Welcomes Winter Solstice


A Starburst Spider On Mars


Rover Rounds Martian Dune to Get to the Other Side


Boulders on a Martian Landslide


NASA suspends March launch of InSight mission to Mars


University researchers test prototype spacesuits at Kennedy


Marshall: Advancing the technology for NASA's Journey to Mars


Martian gullies likely contain 'no water': study


Opportunity positioned on steeper slopes for another Martian winter

Insight shipped to California for March launch to Mars

Rocks Rich in Silica Present Puzzles for Mars Rover Team

New Mars rover findings revealed at American Geophysical Union Conference

Opportunity performs a week of robotic arm at Marathon Valley

Study finds evidence for more recent clay formation on Mars

Curiosity reaches sand dunes

Opportunity on west rim of Endeavour Crater within Marathon Valley

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