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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


From CosmosUp: "A Nearby Supernovae Stripped Mars Atmosphere"


08, May 2016

Today’ Mars is very cold, very dry and very inhospitable, practically a dead place but this wasn’t always the case, things were very different in the ancient past. 676 more words

Basic Research

From SOFIA: "Flying Observatory Detects Atomic Oxygen in Martian Atmosphere"

SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy)

May 6, 2016
Kassandra Bell

An instrument onboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) detected atomic oxygen in the atmosphere of Mars for the first time since the last observation 40 years ago. 386 more words

Basic Research

From Daily Galaxy: "China Confirms a Mars Rover Mission"

The Daily Galaxy

April 22, 2016

Follows a 2018 Mission to Explore Far Side of the Moon

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China plans to send a rover to Mars to explore the Red Planet, a top space official announced on Friday, in the latest step of its ambitious space program.Authorities approved the mission in January, said National Space Administration director Xu Dazhe at a press conference in Beijing. 533 more words

Basic Research

PRESS RELEASE: NASA Seeks Industry Ideas for an Advanced Mars Satellite

April 21, 2016
RELEASE 16-046
NASA Seeks Industry Ideas for an Advanced Mars Satellite

NASA is soliciting ideas from U.S. industry for designs of a Mars orbiter for potential launch in the 2020s. 472 more words