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NASA Mission Provides Its First Look at Martian Upper Atmosphere

NASA Mission Provides Its First Look at Martian Upper Atmosphere | Mars | Scoop.it
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars, produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet, and yielded a comprehensive map of highly-variable ozone in the atmosphere underlying the coronas.
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Pic of the day - MAVEN Spacecraft Launches to Mars

Pic of the day - MAVEN Spacecraft Launches to Mars

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NASA | MAVEN: NASA's Next Mission to Mars

Ancient riverbeds, crater lakes and flood channels all attest to Mars's warm, watery past. So how did the Red Planet evolve from a once hospitable world into...
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Mission Possible: Existing Tech Can Take Humans to Mars (Op-Ed)

Mission Possible: Existing Tech Can Take Humans to Mars (Op-Ed) | Mars | Scoop.it
Can existing technology take humans to Mars?
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More light shed on possibility of life on Mars

More light shed on possibility of life on Mars | Mars | Scoop.it
Humankind is by nature inquisitive, especially about the prospect of life on other planets and whether or not we are alone.
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We have determined that the rocks preserved there represent an ancient geological environment that was habitable for microbial life

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Pic of the day - MAVEN Spacecraft Launches to Mars

Pic of the day - MAVEN Spacecraft Launches to Mars

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Curiosity's Path to Mount Sharp

John Grotzinger, Curiosity's project scientist, narrates an aerial tour of the rover's past, present and future traverses on the Red Planet.
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Curiosity's Path to Mount Sharp

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There's no racist like a liberal racist

"Progressive" used to mean socially enlightened and forward looking. Now it's just another word for a creepy liberal racist. Good piece by Nick Cohen on libe...
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NOTHING sounds like an F1 engine!

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Water on Mars: Curiosity Rover Uncovers a Flood of Evidence

Water on Mars: Curiosity Rover Uncovers a Flood of Evidence | Mars | Scoop.it
Water, water everywhere, and some of it fit to drink. That’s the picture of ancient Mars that has emerged during the past few months thanks to discoveries by NASA's Curiosity rover, which has been exploring the Red Planet since August 2012.
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Water, water everywhere, and some of it fit to drink

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