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January 14, 2013
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Bacteria In Rio Tinto Could Be Like Those On Mars
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jan 14, 2013
Researchers at the have identified microorganisms that live inside salt deposits in the acidic and ferrous environment of the Tinto River in Huelva, Spain. The extreme conditions of these microniches appear to be similar to those of the salt deposits on Mars and Jupiter's moon, Europa. This possibility should be borne in mind on missions operating in these places, such as Curiosity. The high doses of radiation, lack of moisture and extreme temperature and pressure on the surface of Mars make the ... read more
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Opportunity Heading Toward Light-Toned Veins
Opportunity is on the inboard edge of "Cape York" on the rim of Endeavour Crater at the local region called "Matijevic Hill." The rover completed the in-situ (contact) analysis at the location ... more
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Mars One announces requirements for Red Planet colonists
Mars One, a Netherlands-based non-profit company that hopes to deliver the first humans to the Red Planet by 2023, has issued a list of basic requirements for those willing to become Mars colony pio ... more
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Mars500 project - salt balance of the Mars 'astronauts'
For 205 days in 2011, Jens Titze, Professor of Electrolyte and Circulatory Research at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and his team strictly controlled the diet for the Mars500 test subjects d ... more
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NASA Researchers Studying Advanced Nuclear Rocket Technologies
Advanced propulsion researchers at NASA are a step closer to solving the challenge of safely sending human explorers to Mars and other solar system destinations. By using an innovative test facility ... more


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Simulated mission to Mars reveals critical data about sleep needs for astronauts
In the first study of its kind, a team of researchers led by faculty at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Baylor College of Medicine, has analyzed data on the ... more
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Simulated Mars mission shows good sleep is critical
Astronauts chosen for a manned mission to Mars could be in serious trouble if their sleep patterns are disrupted on the lengthy journey, a 520 day simulation has found. ... more
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NASA's Big Mars Rover Makes First Use Of Its Brush
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has completed first-time use of a brush it carries to sweep dust off rocks. Nearing the end of a series of first-time uses of the rover's tools, the mission has cleared d ... more
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Curiosity Rover Explores Yellowknife Bay
After imaging during the holidays, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity resumed driving Jan. 3 and pulled within arm's reach of a sinuous rock feature called "Snake River." Snake River is a thin curvin ... more
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Lockheed Martin Delivered Core Structure For First GOES-R Satellite
Lockheed Martin delivered the core structure for the first in a series of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s next-generation geostationary weather satellites to the company ... more
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Opportunity Scores Another Dust Cleaning Event At Vermillion
Opportunity is on the inboard edge of "Cape York" on the rim of Endeavour crater. The rover has been conducting in-situ (contact) science investigations with the robotic arm instruments at a locatio ... more
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India scales down experimental flying payloads for exploring Mars
India has scaled down its flying experimental payloads for exploring the Mars by reducing the payload from 25 kg to 15 kg, local media reported on Sunday. The Mars Orbiter Mission, expected to ... more
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'Black Beauty' could yield Martian secrets
A fist-sized meteorite nicknamed "Black Beauty" could unlock vital clues to the evolution of Mars from the warm and wet place it once was to its current cold and dry state, NASA said Thursday. ... more
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Ancient Water-rich Meteorite Linked to Martian Crust
While the Mars' Rovers continue to scour the surface of the Red Planet snapping pictures, zapping rocks and looking at any other clues about its composition, researchers at the University of New Mex ... more
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Stanford researchers develop acrobatic space rovers to explore moons and asteroids
Stanford researchers, in collaboration with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have designed a robotic platform that could take space exploration to new ... more
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Researchers Identify Water Rich Meteorite Linked To Mars Crust
NASA-funded researchers analyzing a small meteorite that may be the first discovered from the Martian surface or crust have found it contains 10 times more water than other Martian meteorites from u ... more
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Mars meteorite has significant water
NASA says a small meteorite, possibly the first discovered from the martian surface, contains 10 times more water than meteorites that later originated on Mars. Scientists have spent a year studying the meteorite dubbed Northwest Africa 7034 found 2011 in the Sahara and have determined it formed 2.1 Bil years ago. ... more
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'Spiky' rovers could explore martian moon
U.S. researches say autonomous rovers exploring moons and asteroids could be a significant step toward a human mission to Mars. ... more
EXO LIFE

ASI, ISRO hold planetary science workshop
The Astronautical Society of India (ASI) in association with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) organized a planetary science workshop on Dec 27 and 28, here. Astro-biologist, cosmologi ... more
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ARCA will test the parachutes for the ExoMars spacecraft
ARCA and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed a 1,1 mil. $ contract for the ExoMars, High Altitude Drop Test - Balloon Flight Services Program (HADT-BFS). During the contract, ARCA will contribute ... more
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Opportunity For Some Shoulder Workout At Copper Cliff

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