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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

Thesaurus

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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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.

  • NASA's Curiosity Rover finds an ancient oasis on...
    on October 7, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    If you could travel back in time 3.5 billion years, what would Mars look like? The picture is evolving among scientists working with NASA's Curiosity rover.

  • Could we feed one million people living on Mars?
    on September 24, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    A provocative new study looks at the resource utilization and technological strategies that would be needed to make a Mars population of one million people food self-sufficient.

  • Mars: Cause of methane spikes still unknown
    on August 12, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    New study rules out wind erosion as the source of methane gas on Mars and moves a step closer to answering the question of whether life exists on other planets.

  • Harnessing the power of microbes for mining in...
    on July 23, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    A new investigation on the International Space Station represents the first study of how microbes grow on and alter planetary rocks in microgravity and simulated Martian gravity.

  • Red wine's resveratrol could help Mars explorers...
    on July 18, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Mars is about 9 months from Earth with today's tech, NASA reckons. As the new space race hurtles forward, researchers are asking: how do we make sure the winners can still stand when they reach the finish line? A new study shows that resveratrol substantially preserves muscle mass and strength in rats exposed to the wasting effects of simulated Mars gravity.


Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories Phys.org internet news portal provides the latest news on science including: Physics, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Space Science, Earth Science, Environment, Health and Medicine.

  • Summit supercomputer simulates how humans will...
    on October 11, 2019 at 10:57 am

    The type of vehicle that will carry people to the Red Planet is shaping up to be "like a two-story house you're trying to land on another planet. The heat shield on the front of the vehicle is just over 16 meters in diameter, and the vehicle itself, during landing, weighs tens of metric tons. It's huge," said Ashley Korzun, a research aerospace engineer at NASA's Langley Research Center.

  • River relic spied by Mars Express
    on October 10, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Mars may seem to be an alien world, but many of its features look eerily familiar—such as this ancient, dried-up river system that stretches out for nearly 700 kilometres across the surface, making it one of the longest valley networks on the planet.

  • Global analysis of submarine canyons may shed...
    on October 9, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Submarine canyons are a final frontier on planet Earth. There are thousands of these breathtaking geological features hidden within the depths of the ocean—yet scientists have more high-resolution imagery of the surface of Mars than of Earth's ocean floor.

  • Curiosity rover finds an ancient oasis on Mars
    on October 7, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    If you could travel back in time 3.5 billion years, what would Mars look like? The picture is evolving among scientists working with NASA's Curiosity rover.

  • Astronomers find cyanide gas in interstellar...
    on October 7, 2019 at 11:12 am

    When the mysterious object known as 'Oumuamua passed Earth in October of 2017, astronomers rejoiced. In addition to being the first interstellar object detected in our solar system, its arrival opened our eyes to how often such events take place. Since asteroids and comets are believed to be material left over from the formation of a planetary system, it also presented an opportunity to study extrasolar systems.

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