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Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient Lake On Mars That Could Have Supported Life

NASA’s Curiosity rover discovered a Martian crater lake from three-and-a-half years of observations. A new study based on this discovery suggests that the ancient, now non-existent Martian lake may have been the stronghold of various forms of microbes. Researchers state that environmental conditions in the lake differed from one part to another. Thus, different areas of the […]

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NASA’s Space Robot Valkyrie

In just a month, teams will guide this 300-pound, 6-foot-tall humanoid robot in a series of simulated trials as part of NASA’s Space Robotics Challenge. Meet Valkyrie: She’s 6 feet and 2 inches tall, weighs about 300 pounds, and cost $2 million — and one day this humanoid space robot, or more likely her much […]

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Traffic Jam at Mars

An international flotilla of new spacecraft — orbiters and landers — is slated to arrive at Mars in 2021, creating an unprecedented telecommunications challenge for NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN). These spacecraft all need to communicate with Earth en route to Mars, requiring large amounts of telemetry and tracking after launch and then on approach […]

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3D Printer to Build Building on Mars Autonomously

3D-printing has advanced enough that it can even produce entire buildings, putting current construction companies in a bind. However, MIT just unveiled a machine that can print buildings autonomously, using materials that it finds in its surroundings. This could be placed in Mars ahead of astronauts to create structures that could be usable by the […]

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NASA’s Plan to Send Humans to Mars

NASA is leading the next steps into deep space near the moon, where astronauts will build and begin testing the systems needed for challenging missions to deep space destinations including Mars. The area of space near the moon offers a true deep space environment to gain experience for human missions that push farther into the solar […]

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SpaceX could send you on a Mars vacation

Elon Musk wants to rocket you to Mars — if you’re ready to wager at least $200,000 and possibly your life on it. Musk’s mission to the Red Planet involves reusable rockets, meaning lower launch costs, which might explain why that ticket price isn’t zooming into the millions (yet). His futuristic vision is to go […]

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VR Experience: Travel to Mars

Buzz Aldrin, an Apollo 11 astronaut who was the second person to walk on the moon after Neil Armstrong, is narrating a virtual reality project created by Life VR, Time and the tech company 8i. The project is called “Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways to Mars.” Viewers using at-home virtual reality headsets will be able to follow a […]

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Mars Volcano Died at Same Time As Dinosaurs

Around the same time that the dinosaurs became extinct on Earth, a volcano on Mars went dormant, NASA researchers have learned. Arsia Mons is the southernmost volcano in a group of three massive Martian volcanoes known collectively as Tharsis Montes. Until now, the volcano’s history has remained a mystery. But thanks to a new computer model, scientists […]

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NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload to Explore the Red Planet as Never Before

he next rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 will carry seven carefully-selected instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet. NASA announced the selected Mars 2020 rover instruments Thursday at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. Managers made the selections out of 58 proposals received in January from researchers […]

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