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May 11, 2011
MARSDAILY
Mars Express Sees Deep Fractures on Mars
Paris (ESA) May 09, 2011
Newly released images from ESA's Mars Express show Nili Fossae, a system of deep fractures around the giant Isidis impact basin. Some of these incisions into the martian crust are up to 500 m deep and probably formed at the same time as the basin. Nili Fossae is a 'graben' system on Mars, northeast of the Syrtis Major volcanic province, on the northwestern edge of the giant Isidis impact basin. Graben refers to the lowered terrain between two parallel faults or fractures in the rocks that collapse ... read more

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Opportunity Images Small Craters
Opportunity continues the trek towards Endeavour crater with a brief sojourn through a small field of young impact craters. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the first American into space, A ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Selects Investigations for Future Key Missions
NASA has selected three science investigations from which it will pick one potential 2016 mission to look at Mars' interior for the first time; study an extraterrestrial sea on one of Saturn's moons ... more
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MARSDAILY

Exploring Rio Tinto Eurobotically
No wonder it is called Red River: it looks like it could be on the red planet rather than in Spain. The landscape and terrain make it a perfect place for simulating a Mars sortie. An ESA rover ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

NASA Technology Looks Inside Japan's Nuclear Reactor
Design techniques honed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., for Mars rovers were used to create the rover currently examining the inside of Japan's nuclear reactors, in areas no ... more
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MARSDAILY

NASA Orbiter Reveals Big Changes in Mars' Atmosphere
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered the total amount of atmosphere on Mars changes dramatically as the tilt of the planet's axis varies. This process can affect the stability of liquid ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

SpaceX aims to put man on Mars in 10-20 years
Private US company SpaceX hopes to put an astronaut on Mars within 10 to 20 years, the head of the firm said. ... more
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MARSDAILY

Dry ice find hints Mars was a wetter place: study
NASA has discovered that the south pole of Mars is home to 30 times more dry ice than previously believed, suggesting that the red planet was once a much wetter place, said a study on Thursday. ... more
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India welcomes Tillerson call for deeper ties to counter China

Fact or fiction? Doubts over China's 'rising nationalism'

USAF Space Command wargames concludes

NATO ill-prepared for a Russian attack: report

As Islamic State falls, has US missed bigger picture?

NATO states open counter-espionage hub in Poland

Is facial recognition the stuff of sci-fi? Not in China

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MARSDAILY

A Tale Of Two Deserts
Because the surface of Mars today is bone-dry and frozen all year round, it's difficult to find any place on Earth that is truly Mars-like. But two locations, Antarctica's Upper Dry Valleys and the ... more
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MARSDAILY

Mars Rover's 'Gagarin' Moment Applauded Exploration
A flat, light-toned rock on Mars visited by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover in 2005 informally bears the name of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin, who rode into orbit in the Soviet Union's Vosto ... more
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MARSDAILY

Mars Flight Possible After 2035
An interplanetary spacecraft for a flight to Mars will be created no earlier than 2025, and the maiden flight to the red planet is possible only after 2035, Russian space agency Roscosmos chief Anat ... more
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SPACEMART

ESA May Use Russian Technology In Nuke-Spaceship Project
The European Space Agency (ESA) has no immediate plans for cooperation with Russia in creating nuclear-powered spacecraft for future missions to Mars, but is considering using Russian experience and ... more
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MOON DAILY

BRP To Contribute To Canadian Moon And Mars Exploration Programs
BRP, in cooperation with the Centre de technologies avancees BRP-Universite de Sherbrooke (CTA), will develop the chassis and locomotion systems for a Lunar Exploration Light Rover and a Mars Explor ... more
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DEEP IMPACT

Meteorite Sprinkles On Fresh Baked Earth And Mars
Bombardments of 'micro-meteorites' on Earth and Mars four billion years ago may have caused the planets' climates to cool dramatically, hampering their ability to support life, according to research ... more
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MARSDAILY

Several Drives This Week Put Opportunity Over 17-Mile Mark
Opportunity continues the trek towards Endeavour crater with great dispatch, driving on four of the last six sols. On Sols 2554 and 2556 (April 1 and 3, 2011), the rover drove over 100 meters ... more
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MARSDAILY

Next Mars Rover Nears Completion
Assembly and testing of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft is far enough along that the mission's rover, Curiosity, looks very much as it will when it is investigating Mars. Testing con ... more
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First joint France-China satellite to study oceans

Life goes on for marine ecosystems after cataclysmic mass extinction

Mayor of Puerto Rican capital a fighter who took on Trump

Insured losses from hurricanes, Mexico quakes $95 bln: Swiss Re estimate

Delhi chokes on toxic haze despite Diwali fireworks ban

Smog defies China's Communist Party congress

Adaptation never stops as study challenges long-established theory

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OPINION SPACE

Getting Closer To Mars
Sending astronauts to Mars has been the ultimate objective of human spaceflight. But it's always been elusive. We started the space age with the knowledge that it would require a lot of preparation, ... more
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MARSDAILY

Mars In Spain
Similar to small volcanoes, these formations until now had only been described in Australia and closely resemble gigantic forms found on Mars. The study may shed new light on the origin of these for ... more
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DEEP IMPACT

Sugar-Grain Sized Meteorites Rocked The Climates Of Early Earth And Mars
Bombardments of 'micro-meteorites' on Earth and Mars four billion years ago may have caused the planets' climates to cool dramatically, hampering their ability to support life, according to research ... more
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IRON AND ICE

Vesta: Asteroid or planet?
As a U.S. spacecraft nears a rendezvous with the asteroid Vesta, a centuries old debate has reignited - is it an asteroid or should it be considered a planet? ... more
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MARSDAILY

Study Of 'Ruiz Garcia' Rock Completed
Opportunity completed the in-situ (contact) investigation on the surface target Ruiz Garcia at Santa Maria crater. On Sol 2520 (Feb. 25, 2011), the rover used the robotic arm (Instrument Deplo ... more
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EXO LIFE

Are You A Martian
Are we all Martians? According to many planetary scientists, it's conceivable that all life on Earth is descended from organisms that originated on Mars and were carried here aboard meteorites. If t ... more
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TIME AND SPACE

The Importance Of Being Magnetized
Our nearest planetary neighbors, Mars and Venus, have no oceans or lakes or rivers. Some researchers have speculated that they were blown dry by the solar wind, and that our Earth escaped this fate ... more
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MARSDAILY

Next Mars Rover Gets A Test Taste Of Mars Conditions
A space-simulation chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., is temporary home this month for the Curiosity rover, which will land on Mars next year. Tests inside the 25-f ... more
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Two-dimensional materials gets a new theory for control of properties

Novel 'converter' heralds breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscale

South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants

Highly flexible wings tested

AREVA NP installs a system allowing flexible electricity generation at Goesgen nuclear power plant

New Delhi shuts power plant in fight against Diwali smog

Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion

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MARSDAILY

Alternatives Have Begun In Bid To Hear From Spirit
Hopes for reviving NASA's Spirit Mars rover dimmed further with passage last week of the point at which the rover's locale received its maximum sunshine for the Martian year. The rover team ha ... more
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MARSDAILY

Opportunity Completes Study Of Ruiz Garcia Rock
Opportunity completed the in-situ (contact) investigation on the surface target Ruiz Garcia at Santa Maria crater. On Sol 2520 (Feb. 25, 2011), the rover used the robotic arm (Instrument Deplo ... more
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MARSDAILY

Time Is Now For Human Mission To Mars
"The time for a human mission to Mars is now," write the editors of "A One Way Mission to Mars: Colonizing the Red Planet," a collection of articles published in book form this month by the Journal ... more
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MARSDAILY

Color View From Orbit Shows Mars Rover Beside Crater
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has nearly completed its three-month examination of a crater informally named "Santa Maria," but before the rover resumes its overland trek, an orbiting cam ... more
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