Tag: Mars

NASA to Mars: Who (or ‘what’) is hiding the methane now?

September 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
NASA to Mars: Who (or ‘what’) is hiding the methane now?

Data from NASA’s Curiosity rover has revealed the Martian environment lacks methane. This is a surprise to researchers because previous data reported by U.S. and international scientists indicated positive detections. The roving laboratory performed extensive tests to search for traces of Martian methane. Whether the Martian atmosphere contains traces of the gas has been a […]

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Bad news for Mars colonists – expect to be nuked.

May 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bad news for Mars colonists – expect to be nuked.

Measurements taken by NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission as it delivered the Curiosity rover to Mars in 2012 are providing NASA the information it needs to design systems to protect human explorers from radiation exposure on deep-space expeditions in the future. MSL’s Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) is the first instrument to measure the radiation […]

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Life on ancient Mars? Could be, says NASA, after amazing discovery.

March 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Life on ancient Mars? Could be, says NASA, after amazing discovery.

An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA’s Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes. Scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon – some of the key chemical ingredients for life – in the powder Curiosity drilled out of a sedimentary rock near an ancient stream bed in Gale […]

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Flood channels of Mars.

March 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Flood channels of Mars.

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has provided images allowing scientists for the first time to create a 3-D reconstruction of ancient water channels below the Martian surface.  The spacecraft took numerous images during the past few years that showed channels attributed to catastrophic flooding in the last 500 million years. Mars during this period had […]

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Life on Mars… citizen, it’s good!

March 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Life on Mars… citizen, it’s good!

From the talented hand of Lukas Vojir comes this retro-propaganda look at living large on Mars. Sounds a little better than that tin can fly-be that private industry is putting forward for our first manned mission around Mars – well, dream big, work hard, and it’ll happen one day… either via NASA or private pioneers. […]

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Drilling on Mars… what the heck will they discover?

February 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Drilling on Mars… what the heck will they discover?

NASA’s Curiosity rover has, for the first time, used a drill carried at the end of its robotic arm to bore into a flat, veiny rock on Mars and collect a sample from its interior. This is the first time any robot has drilled into a rock to collect a sample on Mars.  The fresh […]

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The ancient streams of Mars.

September 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
The ancient streams of Mars.

NASA’s Curiosity rover mission has found evidence a stream once ran vigorously across the area on Mars where the rover is driving. There is earlier evidence for the presence of water on Mars, but this evidence – images of rocks containing ancient streambed gravels – is the first of its kind. Scientists are studying the […]

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Curiosity mission as Spielberg would have done it.

September 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Curiosity mission as Spielberg would have done it.

We’ve all seen the recent footage of the landing on Mars from NASA. It was great, if a little low-res. Enter film maker Bard Canning who has taken the footage, cleaned it up, and made an amazing HD movie of how the landing would have looked if we had sent Spielberg to the Red Planet […]

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Off we go, then.

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Off we go, then.

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has set off from its landing vicinity on a trek to a science destination about a quarter-mile (400 meters) away, where it may begin using its drill. The rover drove eastward about 52 feet (16 meters) on Tuesday, its 22nd Martian day after landing. This third drive was longer than Curiosity’s […]

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Mars landing

August 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Mars landing

Here’s a timely painting given the Curiosity media interest… a landing on Mars.

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