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Signs of life may be buried deep beneath the Martian surface, where organic compounds are protected from solar radiation and the harsh chemical processes above. 137 more words


From phys.org: "Digging deeper into Mars"


July 25, 2016
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Water is the key to life on Earth. Scientists continue to unravel the mystery of life on Mars by investigating evidence of water in the planet’s soil. 902 more words

Basic Research

China to Set up Space and Deep Sea Stations, Develop Quantum Computer

According to news.cn’s report on July 23, in a routine policy meeting on July 22, China’s State Council gave a briefing on China’s plan on creation and innovation for the coming five years. 121 more words

Shared Wisdom--July 2016

By refocusing our space program on Mars for America’s future, we can restore the sense of wonder and adventure in space exploration that we knew in the summer of 1969. 28 more words

Melanie Arrowood Wilcox

From Science: "Mars Is Emerging From an Ice Age"


May 26, 2016
Jordan Rice

A changing climate may be headed Mars’ way after a prolonged ice age.


New observations suggest that Mars has very periodic ice ages showing that the polar ice caps grow and shrink as the planet warms or cools similar to Earth. 671 more words

Basic Research

From phys.org: "Out of this world: 'Moon and Mars veggies' grow in Dutch greenhouse"


May 17, 2016
Sophie Mignon

Researcher Wieger Wamelink inspects the plants grown in Mars and moon soil simulant in a research facility at the University of Wageningen… 955 more words

Applied Research & Technology

NASA's flying observatory detects oxygen on Mars for the first time in 40 years

NASA researchers have detected atomic oxygen in Mars’s upper atmosphere for the first time in forty years in a discovery that could raise the hopes of inhabiting the planet in 2030. 310 more words