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Mars

NASA testing ‘flying saucer’ Mars lander
Humanity may one day be landing on Mars in flying saucers, if NASA’s test of the new lander design proves successful. A rocket-powered disc with an inflatable donut-shaped balloon on top is intended to replace the 1970s landing technology.

31.03.2015 18:00

Top 10 breathtaking Mars pics taken from orbit
Mars exploration isn’t all about Curiosity and Opportunity rovers. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has snapped loads of beautiful hi-resolution images of the red planet's surface since 2006.

29.03.2015 18:05

​Martian microbes could be sustained by carbon monoxide, study claims
Atmospheric carbon monoxide has been identified as a potential source of energy for microbes – if there are any – on and near the surface of the red planet, in the past as well as the present, according to a new study.

25.03.2015 17:51

​Mars One not going anywhere, says finalist
Millions have been enthralled by Bas Lansdorp's dream of going on a privately funded, one-way mission to Mars, but a former NASA scientist and one Australian reporter say Mars One is not exactly what it appears to be.

18.03.2015 00:49

To Mars...someday: NASA successfully tests megarocket booster for deep-space system (VIDEO)
NASA has conducted a landmark test of a booster for its Space Launch System, the first heavy-lift rocket since the Apollo program ended in the 1970s. Working with Orbital ATK, NASA believes the booster will eventually help land a manned aircraft on Mars.

11.03.2015 16:59

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