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Soil on Moon and Mars Likely to Support Crops  ASTRO WATCH · 10 hours
Researchers at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands have produced crops in Mars and Moon soil simulant... more
Mars 2020 unwrapped and ready for testing  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
In this time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 4, 2019, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, bunny-suited engineers remove the inner layer of protective antistatic foil on the Mars 2020 rover after the... more
InSight instrument resumes movement into Martian surface  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
A probe on NASA’s InSight Mars lander that has been stuck for months is moving deeper into the surface again thanks to... more
Mars InSight's 'mole' is moving again  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
NASA's InSight spacecraft has used its robotic arm to help its heat probe, known as "the mole," dig nearly 2 centimeters (3/4 of an inch) over the past week. While modest, the movement is significant: Designed... more
HiRISE views NASA's InSight and Curiosity on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently sent home eye-catching views of the agency's InSight lander and its Curiosity rover. more
Soil on moon and Mars likely to support crops  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands have produced crops in Mars and Moon soil simulant developed by NASA. The research supports the idea that it would not... more
Soil on moon and Mars likely to support crops  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have produced crops in Mars and moon soil simulant developed by NASA. The research supports the idea that it would not only be possible to grow food on Mars... more
Summit supercomputer simulates how humans will 'brake' during Mars landing  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The type of vehicle that will carry people to the Red Planet is shaping up to be "like a two-story house you're trying to land on another planet.... more
ESA’s Mars Express Orbiter Spots Ancient River System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
A new image from the High Resolution Stereo Camera onboard ESA’s Mars Express shows the part of Nirgal Vallis, a... more
River relic spied by Mars Express  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Mars may seem to be an alien world, but many of its features look eerily familiar—such as this ancient, dried-up river system that stretches out for nearly 700 kilometres across the surface, making it one of... more
River relic spied by Mars Express  ESA · 1 week
Mars may seem to be an alien world, but many of its features look eerily familiar – such as this ancient, dried-up river system... more
Global analysis of submarine canyons may shed light on Martian landscapes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Submarine canyons are a final frontier on planet Earth. There are thousands of these breathtaking geological features hidden within the depths of the ocean—yet scientists have... more
Global analysis of submarine canyons may shed light on Martian landscapes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
On a map, submarine canyons seem identical to land canyons -- so much so that researchers surmised they are shaped by the same physical laws. New... more
Curiosity rover finds an ancient oasis on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If you could travel back in time 3.5 billion years, what would Mars look like? The picture is evolving among scientists working with NASA's Curiosity rover. more
NASA's Curiosity Rover finds an ancient oasis on Mars  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
If you could travel back in time 3.5 billion years, what would Mars look like? The picture is evolving among scientists working with NASA's Curiosity rover. more
NASA's Mars 2020 rover tests descent-stage separation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In this picture from Sept. 28, 2019, engineers and technicians working on the assembly and testing of the Mars 2020 spacecraft look on as a crane lifts the rocket-powered descent stage away from the... more
Sun science has a bright future on the moon  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
There are many reasons NASA is pursuing the Artemis mission to land astronauts on the moon by 2024: It's a crucial way to study the moon itself and to pave... more
NASA's push to save the Mars InSight lander's heat probe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's InSight lander, which is on a mission to explore the deep interior of Mars, positioned its robotic arm this past weekend to assist the spacecraft's self-hammering heat... more
L-chondrite breakup might have contributed to Ordovician biodiversification  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
About 466 Mya, a major impact event took place between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Space dust spread all across the Solar System, and some of it was found near Saint... more
New microscope with dual capabilities supports multitude of studies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A single strand of DNA. The toxic pollutants in a waft of air. A paint sample from a priceless work of art. Flakes of a Martian meteorite. That's only a... more
Could Elon Musk's Starship Threaten Alien Life?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Elon Musk's bold plan to send a crewed Starship to Mars and beyond has potential dire consequences for alien life. more
Elon Musk's Starship may be more moral catastrophe than bold step in space exploration  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Elon Musk, founder of private space-faring company SpaceX, recently unveiled his new Starship craft. Amazingly, it is designed to carry... more
Five things we learned from Elon Musk's rollout of the SpaceX Starship prototype  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A prototype of SpaceX's Starship Mars spaceship could reach orbit in less than six months and fly humans next year, Chief Executive... more
NASA lander captures marsquakes, other Martian sounds  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA's InSight lander on Mars has captured the low rumble of marsquakes and a symphony of other otherworldly sounds. more
What Earth's changing climate can teach us about altering the surface of Mars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In a rare instance of environmental success, the United Nations has just announced it believes the damage to the Earth's protective ozone... more
Musk unveils SpaceX rocket designed to get to Mars and back  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Elon Musk has unveiled a SpaceX spacecraft designed to carry a crew and cargo to the moon, Mars or anywhere else in the solar system and... more
Could We Feed One Million People Living on Mars?  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
A provocative new study looks at the resource utilization and technological strategies that would be needed to make... more
Far out: Bosnian village tickled to share name with Mars crater  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The tiny village of Jezero in western Bosnia is "too happy" to share its name with a crater on planet Mars that will be the landing... more
Beneficial Microbes Could Help Colonize Mars and Other Planets  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Nova Southeastern University’s Professor Jose Lopez and his colleagues from the University of California Davis and the Federal... more
A smarter habitat for deep space exploration  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In order to explore the moon or Mars, astronauts need smart habitats that will support life and remain operational when they are vacant. To advance the design of autonomous systems for space habitats, NASA... more
30 Years in Space: a look at SpaceNews’ legacy  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
On July 20, 1989, the 20th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush,... more
Could we feed one million people living on Mars?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A provocative new study looks at the resource utilization and technological strategies that would be needed to make a Mars population of one million people food self-sufficient. more
Could we feed one million people living on Mars?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A provocative new study looks at the resource utilization and technological strategies that would be needed to make a Mars population of one million people food self-sufficient. A detailed model... more
Getting mac and cheese to Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Washington State University scientists have developed a way to triple the shelf life of ready-to-eat macaroni and cheese, a development that could have benefits for everything from space travel to military use. more
Ice islands on Mars and Pluto could reveal past climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Many of the craters of Mars and Pluto feature relatively small ice islands unattached to their polar ice caps. more
ESA Releases Mesmerizing New Image of Mars  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
The High Resolution Stereo Camera onboard ESA’s Mars Express orbiter captured this detailed image of the Red Planet on June 17, 2019.... more
Australia to help Trump reach the moon, and beyond  REUTERS · 4 weeks
Australia will invest A$150 million ($101 million) in its companies and technology to help U.S. President Donald Trump's... more
Drones probe terrestrial dust devils to better understand the atmosphere of Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Dust devils, small dusty whirlwinds, have been studied for decades. But, says Brian Jackson, an associate professor in the Department of Physics at Boise... more
From clouds to craters: Mars Express  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
This beautiful view from ESA's Mars Express stretches from the bright, cloud-covered north pole of Mars to the contrasting hues of the northern hemisphere and the cratered terrain in the south. more
From clouds to craters  ESA · 1 month
This beautiful view from ESA’s Mars Express stretches from the bright, cloud-covered north pole of Mars to the contrasting hues of the northern hemisphere and the cratered terrain... more
Getting new therapy to patients can be harder than putting a lander on Mars  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
Getting new medical treatments from the lab benchtop to patients' bedsides can be harder and more expensive than putting a... more
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