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Astronaut advocates for lunar mission during Saskatoon stop

Missions to the moon — not Mars — should be the priority for space agencies, says Canada’s first female astronaut.

“In preparation for sending people to Mars, ethically, you really need to understand a bit more about some of the issues — physiological issues — that human beings face,” Roberta Bondar told reporters Thursday after addressing a packed room at the University of Saskatchewan’s Convocation Hall. 325 more words

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Mission to Mars??? Is it worth it?

Every day pictures, movies and news feed our curiosity and desire of mind to learn more about Mars. This also leads us to believe that the trip to the planet – it’s a real goal, which the U.S. 992 more words


Refining the search for life on Mars

The results of a recent experiment at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron in Saskatoon could be a key piece in the quest to discover if there was ever life on Mars. 465 more words


From ESA: "European payload selected for ExoMars 2018 surface platform"

European Space Agency

27 November 2015
Markus Bauer

ESA Science and Robotic Exploration Communication Officer

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Basic Research

From ESA: "ExoMars prepares to leave Europe for launch site"

European Space Agency

25 November 2015

EDM module being installed at the top of the TGO

The two ExoMars spacecraft of the 2016 mission are being prepared for shipping to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan ahead of their launch in March. 597 more words

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From Berkeley: "Mars to lose its largest moon, but gain a ring"

UC Berkeley

November 23, 2015
Robert Sanders

Mars could gain a ring in 10-20 million years when its moon Phobos is torn to shreds by Mars gravity. 998 more words

Basic Research

From Caltech: "Tracking Down the "Missing" Carbon From the Martian Atmosphere"


Kimm Fesenmaier

Carbon exchange and loss processes on Mars. Once in the atmosphere, CO2 can exchange with the polar caps or dissolve into waters, which can precipitate out solid carbonatess. 1,159 more words

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