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From SPACE.com: "Mars Probes from US and India Arrive at Red Planet This Month"

SPACE.com

September 09, 2014
Elizabeth Howell

The planet Mars is about to have some company. Two new spacecraft, one from the United States and the other from India, are closing in on the Red Planet and poised to begin orbiting Mars by the end of this month. 800 more words

Basic Research

'Beam Me to Mars' = Send Martian Messages

You may never set foot on Mars, but your words and pictures could land there later this year.

The space-funding company Uwingu launched its “Beam Me to Mars” project today (Aug. 528 more words

Science

MIT to test making oxygen on Mars

via MIT to test making oxygen on Mars.

By David Szondy

August 3, 2014

Oxygen is such an abundant resource on Earth that we rarely think about it unless we get locked in a cupboard.

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Science & Technology

NASA selects instruments for upcoming 2020 Mars rover

(Preliminary sketches of the 2020 rover – Photo Credit: NASA/JPL – Caltech)

In 2020, NASA will send a new rover on a mission to Mars, and the space agency have now revealed the seven carefully-selected instruments which will be used to conduct unprecedented science and exploration investigations on the Red Planet.  990 more words

NASA