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Mars

Mars once had an ocean with more water than the Arctic – NASA
Analysis of water residue in Martian ice caps indicates that the Red Planet was once – at least partly – blue. Billions of years ago, Mars had a body of water that held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to a NASA study published Thursday.

06.03.2015 00:50

Broken arm: Mars rover Curiosity gets stopped for repairs
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has stopped for maintenance after a short circuit disabled one of its arms. Testing and maintenance will take a few days.

04.03.2015 09:32

Epic Mars selfie looks back on NASA Curiosity rover's last 5 months
NASA’s Curiosity rover has taken the selfie-to-end-all-selfies – the photograph is actually a collected view of two-and-a-half years of adventures on Mars. The vehicle is currently at the base of the 3-mile-high Mount Sharp.

25.02.2015 06:37

‘Give birth on Mars? That’d be amazing!’ Mars One shortlist candidates talk to RT
100 volunteers to venture to Mars as part of the manned mission to the Red Planet have been shortlisted this week. While the first mission is planned to include four people, one of the pioneers hopes to expand the colony by giving birth on the planet.

21.02.2015 15:56

Curiosity team denies claims of ‘microbe traces’ on Mars
The Curiosity team has turned down suggestions made by an outside researcher, who said that she spotted microbe traces on the pictures made NASA’s rover on Mars’ surface.

11.01.2015 20:25

NASA's inflatable Mars heat shield inspired by kids' toy
We kid you not: Solutions for the ambitious project to send humans to Mars have been inspired by the design of a child’s toy. NASA is testing an inflatable heat shield based on the idea of a stacking ring of donuts.

04.01.2015 07:24

NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity suffering from ‘amnesia,’ fix planned
NASA’s Opportunity rover has been exploring Mars for more than 10 years now, but the space agency says the robot is experiencing memory and data loss which they hope an upcoming hack will solve.

03.01.2015 01:11

NASA built $349 mn facility for already closed space program
In what some see as symbolic of an often-aimless space program, NASA was allowed to complete construction of a $343-million rocket-testing tower in Mississippi even after the structure’s mission was cancelled in 2010.

16.12.2014 16:37

Ancient Mars had massive lake, was potentially a wet planet
The landing site of the Mars curiosity rover robot, the Gale Crater, is believed to have once been a lake, NASA announced, presenting evidence that also suggests the lake existed for millions of years – potentially long enough to sustain life.

09.12.2014 00:16

NASA test-launches Orion spaceship set to take humans to Mars
Orion has finally blasted off into space from Cape Canaveral on one of NASA’s most important missions for decades - after Thursday’s botched attempt, defying Friday weather forecasts that meant there was only a 40 percent chance of take-off.

05.12.2014 09:03

Life on Mars? Carbon-containing meteorite from Red Planet restarts debate
Researchers have analyzed a meteorite that fell in the Moroccan desert three years ago, finding “unique” traces carbon of “a very probable biological origin” and thus rebooting the theory about life on Mars.

03.12.2014 08:27

NASA rover to probe mysterious 'pink cliffs' to grasp Mars formation
NASA’s Mars rover appears to have struck gold. A strange ledge at the base of Mt. Sharp exposes sediment layers that could hold clues to how the entire planet was formed. They are said to be the original reason for the agency’s choice for survey location.

21.11.2014 11:50