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NASA rover lands on Mars to discover if there was life (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) US space agency's nuclear-powered one tonne rover Curiosity, packed with sophisticated instruments, touched down on Mars Sunday on a quest for signs of whether the Earth's ... 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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Why is Mars red?


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Ever wondered why Mars is red? According to a scientist, about 180 million years ago, a planet-shattering yet naturally occurring nuclear reaction may have wiped out everything on ... 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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Mars ‘hopper’ could lead to a greater understanding of the Red Planet


November 19th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): University of Leicester space scientists are developing a conceptual motor design for a Mars 'hopping' vehicle which should lead to a greater understanding of the Red Planet.Robots ... Read more...

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New device unveils more mysteries about Maritan atmosphere


October 15th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): New instruments designed to measure atmospheric components on the surface of Mars have uncovered important clues about the planet's atmosphere and climate history.The findings revealed how carbon dioxide ... Read more...

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New find points toward habitable environments deep in Martian crust


October 12th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): A Planetary Science Institute researcher has said that a new discovery of hydrothermally altered carbonate-bearing rocks on Mars points toward habitable environments deep in the Martian crust.A deposit ... 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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Mars had ‘recent’ interaction with water and volcanoes, finds study


September 10th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Liquid water has interacted with the Martian surface throughout the planet's history and into modern times, according to data from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.The research also offers new ... Read more...

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NASA unveils compelling evidence of life on Mars


April 29th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 29 (ANI): NASA has revealed compelling evidence of life on Mars.NASA's Spirit and Opportunity missions have disclosed signs of sulphates on Mars, which evidently means there could be water on ... Read more...

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Search for life to shape future space exploration


April 29th, 2010 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (DPA) The search for life will be a key part of future space exploration, a scientist involved in reviewing scientific endeavours in space said Wednesday. Steve Squyres, a scientist at ... Read more...

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Solar winds blow away Martian atmosphere


March 9th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that pressure from solar wind pulses blows away the atmosphere of Mars.The study was carried out by N. J. T. Edberg from the ... Read more...

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Scientist to analyze and forecast Martian weather


November 5th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): Istvan Szunyogh, Texas A and M professor of atmospheric sciences has been awarded a NASA grant to analyze and forecast Martian weather.Mars is the most Earth-like planet ... Read more...

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Wind speeds and directions in Martian polar region measured for first time


September 17th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 17 (ANI): The Phoenix lander's Telltale instrument has measured for the first time wind speeds and directions in the Mars polar region.While these winds appeared to be dominated by turbulence, ... Read more...

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Rapid destruction of methane makes Martian environment too hostile to support life


August 13th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 13 (ANI): A new study has concluded that if there's any life on Mars, it's not likely to exist on or just below the planet's surface because rapid destruction of ... Read more...

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Ultra fast destruction of Martian methane spells bad news for life


August 6th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 6 (ANI): New calculations suggest that methane gas on Mars may be destroyed 600 times faster than it is on Earth, and possibly in as little as one hour, which ... Read more...

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Mars samples from NASA missions may be contaminated


May 14th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 14 (ANI): A new report by the US National Research Council has said that if NASA aims to bring Mars samples back to Earth, it should prepare for the possibility ... Read more...

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A multitude of natural factors altered environment of Mars to make it inhabitable


April 19th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 19 (ANI): A special collection of research papers has documented that solar energy and winds, collisions with asteroids and comets, and changing magnetic fields have all altered the environment of ... 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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NASA orbiter to hunt for source of Martian methane in 2016


March 6th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 6 (ANI): NASA is planning to launch an orbiter in 2016 that could map methane on Mars and help settle whether the gas has a biological or geological origin.According ... Read more...

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Methane on Mars traced to three hotspots


January 16th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 16 (ANI): In the most sensitive measurements yet made of the Martian atmosphere, scientists have determined that methane gas in the environment of the Red Planet is concentrated in ... Read more...

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Researchers find methane on Mar


January 16th, 2009 - 4:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (DPA) A team of NASA scientists has found proof of the existence of methane gas on Mars, raising questions about the possibility of life on the red planet, the ... 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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Bad maths led to fiery doom for Beagle 2 in 2003


December 18th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): An Australian team of hypersonics engineers has suggested that a flawed calculation probably resulted in Beagle 2 tumbling out of control as it descended in 2003.According to ... Read more...

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Life may exist below the surface of Mars


December 6th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): Scientists have developed a simulation of Mars, which indicates that some form of life could exist below the surface of the Red Planet.The thin atmosphere of ... Read more...

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NASAs next mission to Mars rescheduled to 2011


December 5th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): NASAs next mission to the Red Planet, known as Mars Science Laboratory, has been rescheduled to launch two years later than previously planned, in the fall of ... Read more...

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Interplanetary voyages - Man’s quest for a second home


October 11th, 2008 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 11 (RIA Novosti) Deep space exploration is becoming an ever bigger part of national space programmes. Currently, missions to the Moon and Mars are considered feasible.The US has announced preparation ... Read more...

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Falling snow discovered on Mars (Lead)


October 1st, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 1 (IANS) A Canadian-supplied meteorological station on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration' (NASA) Phoenix Mars Lander has found snow falling from clouds on Mars. Toronto-based York University scientists, who ... Read more...

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Mars polar cap is misplaced due to Red Planets weather system


September 23rd, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, September 23 (ANI): Data from ESAs (European Space Agencys) Mars Express spacecraft has enabled scientists to better explain why Marss residual southern ice cap is misplaced, attributing the cause of ... 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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US spacecraft takes first image of Martian dust particle


August 15th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Washington, Aug 15 (Xinhua) NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has taken the first image of a particle of Mars' ubiquitous dust, using its atomic force microscope, mission scientists have reported. The particle - ... Read more...

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There is ‘contemporary’ life on Mars: leading space scientist


August 10th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Aug 10 (IANS) A leading international space scientist says there is now clear evidence of life on Mars but that American authorities are hesitating from announcing it ... Read more...

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NASAs Phoenix spacecraft lands safely on Mars


May 26th, 2008 - 11:59 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 26 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix spacecraft has successfully landed in the northern polar region of Mars on May 25.According to a report in National Geographic News, the signal confirming that ... 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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