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Three more missions to Mars planned


November 24th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) After the latest mission takes off Saturday, NASA is planning to send three more missions to Mars, with the next one scheduled in 2013, according to ... Read more...

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Hot springs on Mars may have nourished life


November 4th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Warm water mingled with rocks under the Martian surface for eons and may have been the likeliest places where life flourished on the Red Planet."If surface ... Read more...

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Russia wants to join Mars mission


October 16th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian scientists want to join European Space Agency's ExoMars (Exobiology on Mars) mission to study the Red Planet, a leading Russian space researcher said."From the ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft detects significant changes in Mars’ atmosphere


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): The total amount of atmosphere on Mars changes dramatically as the tilt of the planet's axis varies, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has discovered.This process can affect the ... Read more...

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‘Missing carbon’ may explain reduced density of Mars’ atmosphere


March 9th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study has tried to find an explanation to the decreasing density of Mars' atmosphere.Scientists have theorized for decades about the whereabouts of Mars' 'missing' carbon.If ... Read more...

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Martian meteorites suggest collision with Red planet caused water flow


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): University of Leicester researchers are investigating rare fragments of Martian meteorites to reveal one of the ways water flowed near the surface of Mars.Scientists at the University's renowned ... Read more...

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Nuclear-powered ’space hopper’ to leap across Mars


November 21st, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Scientists have designed a Mars hopper that could explore the surface of the red planet by leaping half a mile at a time.It would be able to travel ... Read more...

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Unmanned aircraft to look for life on Mars


November 16th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A scientist has proposed the use of an unmanned aircraft to Mars to tap into an unknown area where orbiters would be too far to reach and rovers ... Read more...

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How Sun steals Martian atmosphere


October 6th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Mars is losing its atmosphere slowly, and it's all because of the Sun, say scientists. It is using its own breath, the solar wind, and its radiation to ... Read more...

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Methane in Mars’ atmosphere lasts less than a year


September 21st, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): A study by Italian scientists has revealed that methane in the atmosphere of Mars lasts less than a year.Sergio Fonti (Universita del Salento) and Giuseppe Marzo (NASA Ames) ... Read more...

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Meteor bombardment may have made earth more habitable


June 2nd, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Large bombardments of meteorites nearly four billion years ago probably made earth and mars more habitable by modifying their atmosphere. When a meteorite enters a planet's atmosphere, extreme heat ... Read more...

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Life on other planets will be found within 10 years: Mars explorer


April 25th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): A University of Arizona professor, who led NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission, has said that within 10 years life will be found outside Earth.Peter Smith held the audience spellbound ... Read more...

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Mars may be teeming with microbial life


January 15th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): Orbiting spacecraft and giant Earth-based telescopes have detected a haze of methane around Mars, which scientists say is a result of alien microbes living just below the ... Read more...

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NASA selects robotic mission to study Mars atmosphere in 2013


September 16th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): NASA has selected a Mars robotic mission that will provide information about the Red Planets atmosphere, climate history and potential habitability in greater detail than ever before, ... Read more...

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High tension in NASA before Sunday’s Mars landing


May 21st, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by admin
DPA Washington, May 21 (DPA) For nearly 10 months, the US space probe Phoenix has been travelling the 195 million km from Earth to Mars. On Sunday comes the tense moment of truth. ... Read more...

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NASAs Mars probe all set for descent and landing onto Red Planets surface on May 26


May 21st, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by admin
Paris, May 21 (ANI): ESAs (European Space Agencys) Mars Express mission control team have announced that NASAs Phoenix Mars lander is ready for descent and landing onto the surface of the ... Read more...

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Mars Scout mission delayed till 2013 due to conflict of interest


December 22nd, 2007 - 1:34 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 22 (ANI): NASAs next Scout mission to Mars in 2011 would now be delayed by 2 years due to a conflict of interest between one of the two proposing teams ... Read more...

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Microbes can survive trapped under 3 km thick ice layer for 100,000 years


November 14th, 2007 - 1:54 am ICT by admin
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