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Posts

  • Visioning Spacesteads (8/8/2018)- Space, the final frontier… Humans have been imagining what it would be like to setup homesteads and live in space for about as long as they’ve been imagining how to get there, but the process didn’t really take off until after we actually got there. Back in the 1970’s NASA dedicated some resources to the … Continue reading Visioning Spacesteads
  • Octopuses from Space! (5/20/2018)- Did you hear the one about the octopuses from space? It sounds like the title of a cheesy sci-fi movie, doesn’t it? But it isn’t, this time, or at least, yet. Instead, it’s actually an oddball theory that’s been put forth in a recently published “scientific” article that’s getting quite a lot of buzz in … Continue reading Octopuses from Space!
  • Mars is hard! (11/25/2018)- Update 8:30 PM November 26, 2018 (EST) Touchdown! Mars InSight lander reaches red planet (Alexandra Witze, Nature) NASA’s InSight Mission Triumphantly Touches Down on Mars (Ian O’Neill, Scientific American) InSight has landed with Updates (Emily Lakdawalla, Planetary Society) Landing Replay (SciNews) Original Post If you hear a phrase like “six and a half minutes of … Continue reading Mars is hard!
  • Mars 3D (11/16/2016)- Mars is getting even more attention than usual this week, and that is “mostly” because National Geographic began airing their special six part Mars series on Monday nights (9/8c). Here’s a trailer and links about it… Virtual Trip to Mars Offers Ultimate Preview to Crewed Mission (Nadia Drake, National Geographic) Inside Nat Geo’s Incredible Documentary … Continue reading Mars 3D
  • Get Lost in Space! (9/14/2018)- Way back in August, in anticipation of the start of a new school year, I set out to update the pages on this site related to space. Those pages tend to be popular among the teachers and students who use Cosma, and I happen to enjoy updating them, too. It sounded like a short, fun … Continue reading Get Lost in Space!
  • ExoMars (10/19/2016)- Oct. 21 Update: Unfortunately, the ExoMars mission’s Schiaparelli lander did not make a successful landing due to technical difficulties, and the crash site has been found. Happily, the mother ship did successfully enter orbit. Why Schiaparelli Probe’s Mars ‘Crash Land’ Is No Failure (Mason Peck, Newsweek) Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter views Schiaparelli landing site (ESA) Here’s … Continue reading ExoMars

Resources

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General

Portal

Mars Exploration Program (NASA)
Solar System Exploration (NASA)
Mars Society Education Forum (The Mars Society)
Explore Mars (Arizona State Mars Space Flight Facility)
Mars Portal (Wikipedia)

Dictionary

Mars : (1) the Roman god of war (2) the planet fourth in order from the sun and conspicuous for its red color — Webster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

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Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System. Named after the Roman god of war, Mars, it is often described as the “Red Planet” as the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts, and polar ice caps of Earth. The rotational period and seasonal cycles of Mars are likewise similar to those of Earth, as is the tilt that produces the seasons. Mars is the site of Olympus Mons, the highest known mountain within the Solar System, and of Valles Marineris, the largest canyon. — Wikipedia

Mars (Eric Weisstein’s World of Astronomy, Wolfram Research)
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An Introduction to Mars (Mars Center for Planetary Science)

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The Tissint Martian meteorite as evidence for the largest impact excavation (Ioannis P. Baziotis, Et al., Nature)
Tissint meteorite (Wikipedia)

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All About Mars (Space Place, NASA)
Mars (Cosmos4Kids)

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Crash Course Astronomy (YouTube)

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The Mars Society

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NASA News About Mars, Science Daily, Phys.org, NPR Archives

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ISBNdb

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Mars Exploration (NASA)

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USA.gov

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OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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Latest News - NASA's Mars Exploration Program Get up-to-the-minute news on Mars missions.


Mars News -- ScienceDaily Planet Mars News. Read astronomy articles on how Mars could have once supported life, the Mars Rover and more. See images and read full-text articles on Mars exploration.

  • Bernese Mars camera CaSSIS returns spectacular...
    on March 14, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Three years ago, on March 14 2016, the Bernese Mars camera CaSSIS started its journey to Mars with the 'ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter' spacecraft. The camera system has been observing Mars from its primary science orbit since April 2018 and provides high-resolution, color images of the surface. On 2 March 2019, CaSSIS also delivered its first image of InSight, NASA's lander on Mars. […]

  • Scientists tackle major challenges to sending...
    on March 6, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    An international team of researchers is tackling one of the biggest problems of space travel to Mars: what happens when we get there? […]

  • Goals for collecting and studying samples from...
    on March 6, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    A new article defines specific scientific objectives for a Mars Sample Return campaign, to describe the critical measurements that would need to be done on returned samples to address the objectives, and to identify the kinds of samples that would be most likely to carry the key information. […]

  • Clues to possible Martian life found in Chilean...
    on February 28, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    A robotic rover deployed in the most Mars-like environment on Earth, the Atacama Desert in Chile, has successfully recovered subsurface soil samples during a trial mission to find signs of life. The samples contained unusual and highly specialized microbes that were distributed in patches, which was linked to the scarce availability of water and nutrients. These findings will aid the search for evidence of signs of life during future planned missions to Mars. […]

  • NASA's Opportunity rover mission on Mars comes to...
    on February 13, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA's return to the Red Planet. […]


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  • InSight lander among latest ExoMars image bounty
    on March 15, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Curious surface features, water-formed minerals, 3-D stereo views, and even a sighting of the InSight lander showcase the impressive range of imaging capabilities of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter. […]

  • New book by biochemist David Deamer explores the...
    on March 15, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    In his new book, Assembling Life, David Deamer challenges the consensus that life began in the ocean and presents an alternative scenario, based on his research, in which life began in freshwater hot springs. […]

  • A NASA spacecraft may have explored the edges of...
    on March 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    NASA's first rover mission to Mars, the Pathfinder, imaged an extraterrestrial marine spillover landscape 22 years ago, according to a new paper by Planetary Science Institute Senior Scientist Alexis Rodriguez. […]

  • Gravity influences how we make decisions – new...
    on March 14, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Returning to Earth from the International Space Station, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield remarked how making the right decision is vital in high pressure environments, saying: "Most of the time, you only really get one try to do most of the critical stuff and the consequences are life or death." […]

  • Australia's small satellite revolution
    on March 14, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    A little piece of technology is making a big splash in Australia's space industry. So what on (and off) Earth is a CubeSat? […]

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