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November 19, 2012
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Melt water on Mars could sustain life
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Nov 18, 2012
Near surface water has shaped the landscape of Mars. Areas of the planet's northern and southern hemispheres have alternately thawed and frozen in recent geologic history and comprise striking similarities to the landscape of Svalbard. This suggests that water has played a more extensive role than previously envisioned, and that environments capable of sustaining life could exist, according to new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Mars is a changing planet, and in recent ge ... read more
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Observations of wind patterns and natural radiation patterns on Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover are helping scientists better understand the environment on the Red Planet's surface. Researchers ... more
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Instrument Delivered for NASA's Upcoming Mars Mission
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Meteorites reveal warm water existed on Mars
New research by the University of Leicester and The Open University into evidence of water on Mars, sufficiently warm enough to support life, has been published this week in the journal Earth and Pl ... more


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Meteorites reveal warm water existed on Mars
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NASA Rover Providing New Weather and Radiation Data About Mars
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New views of the Martian ionosphere
High above the main body of Mars' atmosphere is a region of weakly ionised gas, known as the ionosphere. For the last eight years this poorly understood region has been observed by instruments on bo ... more
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Mars orbiter back online after system swap
NASA says its Mars Odyssey orbiter has resumed duty after switching to a set of redundant equipment not used since before the spacecraft's 2001 launch. ... more
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What Arctic Rocks Say About Mars: An Interview with Hans Amundsen
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Curiosity Team Switches Back to Earth Time
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NASA Rover Finds Clues to Changes in Mars' Atmosphere
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Mars Longevity Champ Switching Computers
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Nereidum Montes helps unlock Mars' glacial past
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