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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

Basic Research

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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From ESA: "A witness to a wet early Mars"

European Space Agency

19 November 2015

This image focuses on a section of Aurorae Chaos and Ganges Chasma on Mars. Aurorae Chaos measures roughly 710 km across (a smaller section is shown here) and plunges some 4.8 km below the surrounding terrain. 808 more words

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From ESA: "Rosetta and Philae: one year since landing on a comet"

European Space Agency

12 November 2015
Markus Bauer

ESA Science and Robotic Exploration Communication Officer

Tel: +31 71 565 6799

Mob: +31 61 594 3 954

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Curiosity was doing just great on Mars. A few days earlier, it had drilled a hole in a rock, analysed its content, and discovered that it was standing next to an ancient lake. 112 more words