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Scientists find signs of flowing water on Mars


August 5th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 5 (IANS/WAM) The first signs of flowing water on Mars have been discovered by US scientists, the journal Science reported.Alfred McEwen of the University of Arizona in ... 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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NASA’s Mars Orbiter completes 5-yr mark


March 10th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): NASA's prolific Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has completed five years of circling the Red Planet.The orbiter has opened up a treasure trove of information about ancient environments, ice-age-scale climate ... Read more...

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NASA’s Odyssey spacecraft sets exploration record on Mars


December 16th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by BNO News
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- NASA's Mars Odyssey, which launched in 2001, has broken the record for longest-serving spacecraft at the Red Planet, the agency said.The probe began its 3,340th day in ... Read more...

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Silica on mars volcano indicates wet and cozy past on ‘Red Planet’


November 1st, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 01 (ANI): Three billion years old light-coloured piles of hydrated silica on a volcanic cone are the evidence of most recent habitable microenvironments on Mars, observes NASA.NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter ... Read more...

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Frozen piles of CO2 on Mars may trigger avalanches


October 30th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed that mysterious gullies are forming on Mars as a result of frozen carbon dioxide that's piling up on Martian dunes.The ... Read more...

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Conditions favourable to life existed throughout Mars


June 25th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): The presence of minerals in craters of northern Mars, as shown by two orbiters, suggests that conditions favourable to life existed throughout the Red Planet, not just in ... Read more...

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After 40 years, Nasa spacecraft solves Martian ice caps mystery


May 27th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): After 40 years, scientists claim to have solved mysteries of climate change on Mars - using data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).The Shallow Radar, or SHARAD, instrument ... Read more...

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Carbon dioxide frost consigns Phoenix Mars Lander to history


May 25th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has ended operations after carbon dioxide frost damaged the spacecraft's solar panels.Repeated attempts to contact the spacecraft were unsuccessful and a new image transmitted ... Read more...

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99 percent pure water ice found on Mars


September 25th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has revealed sub-surface water ice that may be 99 percent pure, halfway between the North Pole and the equator on the Red Planet."We ... Read more...

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NASA orbiter shows angled view of Martian crater


August 13th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 13 (ANI): The high-resolution camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned a dramatic oblique view of the Martian crater that a rover explored for two years.The new view of ... Read more...

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Scientists identify lake shorelines on Mars


August 9th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 9(ANI): A team of scientists, using images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on board NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, have reported direct evidence of lake shorelines in ... Read more...

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NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in safe mode after unexpected rebooting


June 6th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is in safe mode and in communications with Earth after an unexpected rebooting of its computer on the evening of June 3.The spontaneous reboot ... Read more...

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A dust storm brews on the Red Planet


April 17th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Scientists at Arizona State University's Mars Space Flight Facility are using the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter to monitor a new dust storm ... Read more...

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Mars spacecraft teams on alert for dust-storm season


April 16th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): The teams operating NASA's twin Mars rovers is on alert for an upcoming dust storm season, which could be severe enough to minimize activities of the rovers.On April ... Read more...

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Subsurface ice on Mars exposed by recent impact craters


March 31st, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 31 (ANI): The HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has observed some small, freshly gouged craters in images taken in 2008, which in turn have exposed hidden subsurface ... Read more...

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Gullies on Mars show water ran on Red Planet as early as 1.25 mln yrs ago


March 3rd, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Planetary geologists at Brown University, US, have found a gully fan system on Mars that formed about 1.25 million years ago, which shows tantalizing signs of recent ... Read more...

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Scientists find evidence of ancient hot springs on Mars


February 13th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): A new research has reported data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) that suggests the discovery of ancient hot springs in the Vernal Crater, sites where life ... Read more...

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Now, explore Mars through your computer!


February 3rd, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): NASA and Google have announced the release of a new Mars mode in Google Earth that brings to everyones desktop a high-resolution, three-dimensional (3D) view of the ... Read more...

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NASA, Google launch virtual exploration of Mars


February 3rd, 2009 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (Xinhua) NASA and Google announced Monday the release of a new Mars mode in Google Earth that brings to everyone's desktop a high-resolution, three-dimensional view of the red planet.Besides ... Read more...

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NASA mission finds signs of a complex Martian history of climate change


December 12th, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has completed its primary, two-year prime mission on the red Planet, during which it found signs of a complex Martian history of climate ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft detects buried glaciers on Mars


November 21st, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has detected vast Martian glaciers of water ice buried under protective blankets of rocky debris at much lower latitudes than any ice previously ... Read more...

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NASA narrows down list for next Mars landing to 4 sites


November 20th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): As NASA selects a landing site for its next Mars mission called the Mars Science Laboratory, four intriguing places on the Red Planet have made it to ... Read more...

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Mars may have hosted water as recently as 2 billion years ago


October 29th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): NASA''s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has observed a new category of minerals on Mars, which suggests that the Red Planet may have hosted liquid water on its surface ... Read more...

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NASA orbiter reveals rock fracture plumbing on Mars


September 26th, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 26 (ANI): NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed hundreds of small fractures exposed on the Martian surface that billions of years ago directed flows of water through underground Martian ... Read more...

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Scientists take a leap forward in understanding processes that shape Martian surface


September 24th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, September 24 (ANI): The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), carried by NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is helping scientists make leaps forward in understanding both the ongoing and ancient processes ... Read more...

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Scientists choose the three best places to look for life on Mars


September 24th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 24 (ANI): A group of 150 astronomers, geologists and biologists has picked what it considers the three best places to look for life on Mars.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Water may have existed on some parts of Mars longer than previously believed


September 17th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 17 (ANI): A new research has suggested that surface water may have existed in some parts of the Martian landscape a billion years longer than previous studies have shown. Catherine ... Read more...

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Mars clay layer cake adds to evidence of the red planets watery past


August 8th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a Martian layer cake of clay minerals sliced open by an ancient channel adds to evidence of the red planets watery ... Read more...

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Mars houses largest impact crater ever found in the solar system


June 26th, 2008 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): New analysis of Mars terrain using NASA spacecraft observations has revealed what appears to be by far the largest impact crater ever found in the solar system.NASAs ... Read more...

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Scientists baffled by polygon mystery on Mars


May 28th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin
London, May 28 (ANI): Images received from the Mars Phoenix mission have surprisingly indicated that the polygons, which are typical features on the surface of the Red Planet, are smaller than ... Read more...

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US spacecraft finds Mars colder than expected


May 16th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Washington, May 16 (Xinhua) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that the crust and upper mantle of Mars are stiffer and colder than previously thought. The new observations from ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft spots giant dust devils on Mars


May 8th, 2008 - 11:20 am ICT by admin
London, May 8 (ANI): NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has spotted two whirling dust devils, towering nearly a kilometre high, at the exact spot where the Phoenix Mars lander is due ... Read more...

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NASAs HiRISe produces new color stereo view of Phobos


April 10th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 10 (ANI): The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) has produced a new color stereo view of Phobos, the larger and inner of Mars two tiny moons.Run from the ... Read more...

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NASAs camera finds a possibly once-habitable ancient Mars lake


March 7th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 7 (ANI): The High Resolution Imaging Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered a possibly once-habitable ancient lake on the Red Planet at a place called Holden ... Read more...

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