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  • 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
  • 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


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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 Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary


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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

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We’re NASA and we know it parody marries NASA and LMFAO for the best viral video you’ll see today (Emi Kolawole, Washington Post)


NASA engineer who worked on real rover created toy version for DIY’ers
How to build your own LEGO Mars rover Curiosity (Robert Z. Pearlman, Space on


Photo Journal, Mars (NASA, JPL)
The Times on Mars (David Corcoran, New York Times)
The Beauty of Mars (Tim Ballisty,


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  • Scientists developed a new sensor for future...
    on December 15, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 30, 2017 A team of scientists from the Faculty of Physics of Lomonosov Moscow State University and their colleagues developed a compact spectral polarimeter for carrying outmineralogical investigations on the surface of astronomical bodies. The description of the device and the results of prototype testing were published in Optics Express. Spectral imaging, that is measuring spectral characteristic […]

  • Earthworms can reproduce in Mars-like soil
    on December 15, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017 A pair of newborn earthworms in a Dutch lab suggests earthworms can reproduce in Martian soil. Researchers at Wageningen University introduced earthworms to pots of Mars-like soil featuring arugula plants and organic matter. Early results suggest the earthworms were able to successfully reproduce. If humans are to establish permanent colonies on Mars, they'll need to grow their o […]

  • NASA builds its next Mars rover mission
    on December 15, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 29, 2017 In just a few years, NASA's next Mars rover mission will be flying to the Red Planet. At a glance, it looks a lot like its predecessor, the Curiosity Mars rover. But there's no doubt it's a souped-up science machine: It has seven new instruments, redesigned wheels and more autonomy. A drill will capture rock cores, while a caching system with a miniature robotic arm will seal up these samples. T […]

  • Space Farms: 'Mark Watney in The Martian Was...
    on December 15, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Wageningen, Netherlands (Sputnik) Nov 30, 2017 A group of researchers from Wageningen University and Research has found that earthworms can thrive and reproduce in simulated Martian soil. Given that the creatures are a crucial factor in making soil fertile, that means the first colonizers of Mars might be able to grow food on the Red Planet. What we call Martian "soil" is in fact barren dust and rock that would require a serious boost […]

  • Winter wanderings put Opportunity at 28 Miles on...
    on December 15, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 04, 2017 Opportunity is continuing her winter exploration of Perseverance Valley on the west rim of the Noachian-aged Endeavour Crater. Before moving to the next waypoint, the team commanded the rover on Sol 4916 (Nov. 21, 2017), to collect a Microscopic Image (MI) mosaic of a surface target, and then place the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS) for a multi-sol integration. While the AP […]

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