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Mars: Why everyone loves the red planet
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Mars: Why everyone loves the red planet

From being the celestial embodiment of warrior gods to housing canal-digging aliens, Mars has uniquely endured in the public consciousness. Even today, the Red Planet still spells adventure, says Stuart Clark Space | Comment 26 October 2022 By Stuart Clark Michelle D’urbano THERE is something about Mars that captivates us. Throughout history, different cultures and...

Leftover hardware from Mars mission to be used on the Moon
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Leftover hardware from Mars mission to be used on the Moon

Enlarge / One of the designs for NASA’s commercial lunar delivery service. On May 5, 2022, the seismometer on board the InSight lander recorded a quake of magnitude 4.7 on the Martian surface, despite the epicenter being 2,250 km from the lander. It was one of the largest quakes recorded on Mars and the largest...

Life on Mars: Bacteria could survive on the Red Planet for 280 million years
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Life on Mars: Bacteria could survive on the Red Planet for 280 million years

When bacteria are dried and frozen, as they most likely would be just under the surface of Mars, they can survive the intense radiation that hits the Red Planet for hundreds of millions of years Space 25 October 2022 By Leah Crane This extremophile bacteria can withstand extreme radiation MICHAEL J DALY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Microorganisms...

Life on Mars: Bacteria could survive on the Red Planet for 280 million years
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Life on Mars: Bacteria could survive on the Red Planet for 280 million years

When bacteria are dried and frozen, as they most likely would be just under the surface of Mars, they can survive the intense radiation that hits the Red Planet for hundreds of millions of years Space 25 October 2022 By Leah Crane This extremophile bacteria can withstand extreme radiation MICHAEL J DALY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Microorganisms...

NASA to Host Briefing on InSight, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Findings
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NASA to Host Briefing on InSight, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Findings

NASA will host a virtual media briefing at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 27, to share new scientific findings based on observations from the agency’s InSight Mars lander and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).#NASA #Host #Briefing #InSight #Mars #Reconnaissance #Orbiter #Findings Source link

Europe’s delayed Mars rover to receive rescue package
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Europe’s delayed Mars rover to receive rescue package

Europe’s research ministers are to be asked for “up to €360m” (£313.5m) to start the process of reconfiguring the Rosalind Franklin Mars rover mission. The UK-built robot missed its window to go to the Red Planet this year when the West suspended all scientific co-operation with Russia. Engineers are now having to redesign the project...

Life may have thrived on early Mars, until it drove climate change that caused its demise
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Life may have thrived on early Mars, until it drove climate change that caused its demise

Researchers in the UArizona Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology simulated the conditions hypothetical lifeforms would have encountered on Mars 4 billion years ago, when liquid water was likely present in abundance on the red planet. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser If there ever was life on Mars—and that’s a huge “if”—conditions during the planet’s infancy most...

Bruno Mars Withdraws Silk Sonic From Grammy Awards Consideration
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Bruno Mars Withdraws Silk Sonic From Grammy Awards Consideration

Bruno Mars has announced that Silk Sonic — the R&B duo consisting of himself and Anderson .Paak — have withdrawn their album “An Evening With Silk Sonic” from consideration for the 2023 Grammy Awards, he told Rolling Stone. “We truly put our all on this record, but Silk Sonic would like to gracefully, humbly and most importantly, sexually, bow out of submitting...

Mars Express Observes Rare Celestial Alignments in Solar System
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Mars Express Observes Rare Celestial Alignments in Solar System

New videos captured by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA’s Mars Express orbiter show the rare moment of the Martian moon Deimos passing in front of Jupiter and its Galilean moons as well as the Martian moon Phobos drifting in front of Deimos. Deimos passing in front of Jupiter and its Galilean...