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Mars Insight Lander Testing Is Underway

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Testing is underway on NASA's next mission on the journey to Mars, a stationary lander scheduled to launch in March 2016.


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Is Siloe Patera an Impact Crater or a Supervolcano Caldera?

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Siloe Patera

At first glance, the region covered by this latest Mars Express image release appears to be pockmarked with impact craters. But the largest structure among them may hold a rather explosive secret: it could be remains of an ancient supervolcano.

ExoMars 2016 Undergoes Vibration Testing

ExoMars 2016 Undergoes Vibration Testing

Europe's next spacecraft to Mars is seen undergoing vibration testing at Thales Alenia Space, in Cannes, France, in preparation for its launch next year.


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talkMARS: "The Future of Health and Medicine: Where Can Technology Take Us?" Video in Story

Dr. Daniel Kraft visited NASA Johnson Space Center to talk about his vision of the future of medical technologies.


UAE Unveils Mission Plan for the First Arab Space Probe to Mars

UAE Unveils Mission Plan for the First Arab Space Probe to Mars Video in Story

The blueprints and science goals for the first Arab mission to Mars have been revealed for the first time. The Emirates Mars Mission probe, named "Hope", will create mankind's first integrated model of the Red Planet's atmosphere.


Report Released: The Humans to Mars Report 2015

Report Released: The Humans to Mars Report 2015

The non-profit Explore Mars Inc. group today released its first annual Humans to Mars Report. According to Explore Mars the report "provides updates on challenges, plus progress in areas such as mission architecture design and development, scientific discoveries, policy, public perception, international cooperation and competition, and new private capabilities".


The Journey to Mars: 30 Minutes to Mars

The Journey to Mars: 30 Minutes to Mars Video in Story

NASA has robots and rovers on the surface of Mars and is planning on sending humans there as soon as technically possible, but there are steppingstones to getting there, conducting valuable scientific research, and returning home safely.


Layers and Dark Dunes on the Surface of Mars

Layers and Dark Dunes on the Surface of Mars

This image of a circular depression on the surface of Mars was acquired on Jan. 5, 2015 by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).


Video: Giant Leap - The Race to Mars and Back

Video: Giant Leap - The Race to Mars and Back Video in Story

Slate, Future Tense, and Lockheed Martin hosted the forum "Giant Leap: The Race to Mars and Back" with two panels of experts talking about Mars as the next destination for human exploration.


Mars Has Belts of Glaciers Consisting of Frozen Water

Mars Has Belts of Glaciers Consisting of Frozen Water

Several satellites orbit Mars and on satellite images, researchers have been able to observe the shape of glaciers just below the surface.


Kicking The Can Down the Road to Mars

Kicking The Can Down the Road to Mars

I just listened to 45 minutes of NASA presentations at the NASA Advisory Committee's Human Exploration and Operations Committee Meeting. The topic: radiation risks during a human mission to Mars. I have seen this movie before.


Prominent Veins at Garden City on Mount Sharp, Mars

Prominent Veins at Garden City on Mount Sharp, Mars

Two-tone mineral veins at a site NASA's Curiosity rover has reached by climbing a layered Martian mountain offer clues about multiple episodes of fluid movement. These episodes occurred later than the wet environmental conditions that formed lake-bed deposits the rover examined at the mountain's base.


Curiosity Sniffs Out the History of the Martian Atmosphere

Curiosity Sniffs Out the History of the Martian Atmosphere

NASA's Curiosity rover is using a new experiment to better understand the history of the Martian atmosphere by analyzing xenon.


Scars on Mars from 2012 Rover Landing Fade -- Usually

Scars on Mars from 2012 Rover Landing Fade -- Usually

A series of observations from Mars orbit show how dark blast zones that were created during the August 2012 landing of NASA's Curiosity rover have faded inconsistently.


Ancient Martian Lake System Records Two Water-related Events

Ancient Martian Lake System Records Two Water-related Events

Researchers from Brown University have completed a new analysis of an ancient Martian lake system in Jezero Crater, near the planet's equator.


MAVEN Detects Aurora and Mysterious Dust Cloud around Mars

MAVEN Detects Aurora and Mysterious Dust Cloud around Mars

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: an unexplained high-altitude dust cloud and aurora that reaches deep into the Martian atmosphere.


Mars: The Planet That Lost an Ocean's Worth of Water

Mars: The Planet That Lost an Ocean's Worth of Water

A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth's Arctic Ocean, and covered a greater portion of the planet's surface than the Atlantic Ocean does on Earth, according to new results published today.


ISRO's Mars Orbiter Views Eos Chaos on Mars

ISRO's Mars Orbiter Views Eos Chaos on Mars

Images of Eos Chaos region of Mars taken by Mars color camera on board ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission on 5-2-2015 at a spatial resolution of 220 m from an altitude of 4403 km.



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