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Salt flat indicates some of the last vestiges of Martian surface water

Mars turned cold and dry long ago, but researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered evidence of an ancient lake that likely represents some of the last potentially habitable surface water ever to exist on the Red Planet. 315 more words

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Is This Thing On?

So before I post a real post, I think it’s best I inform you all (which is probably no one right now, I don’t plan on telling anyone about this) a little about who I am and what I’m all about. 197 more words

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Curiosity rover finds evidence of Mars' primitive continental crust

The ChemCam laser instrument on NASA’s Curiosity rover has turned its beam onto some unusually light-colored rocks on Mars, and the results are surprisingly similar to Earth’s granitic continental crust rocks. 415 more words

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Unveiling the ancient climate of Mars

The high seas of Mars may never have existed. According to a new study that looks at two opposite climate scenarios of early Mars, a cold and icy planet billions of years ago better explains water drainage and erosion features seen on the planet. 1,082 more words

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It's Spring on Mars

Thursday June 18th at 13 UT (8 am CDT) is the spring equinox on the planet Mars as the planet transitions from winter during its 684 Earth day orbit around the Sun. 300 more words

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Mars at Solar Conjunction

Sunday June 14th the planet Mars will be at solar conjunction, on the opposite side of the Sun from the Earth. Mars will reappear on the west side of the Sun as a morning planet next month and gradually will become more visible in the morning skies. 119 more words

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Martian glass: Window into possible past life

Researchers from Brown University have used satellite data to detect deposits of glass within impact craters on Mars. Though formed in the searing heat of a violent impact, the glasses just might provide a delicate window into the possibility of past life on the Red Planet. 830 more words

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