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Curiosity rover to test wheels, fire rock-shooting laser


August 18th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) The robotic explorer Curiosity is ready to test its six wheels to see whether it can roll along the Martian soil and fire its rock-vaporizing ... Read more...

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Life on Mars found but destroyed by mistake


April 14th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Bungling NASA scientists are believed to have found tiny live microbes on Mars - but mistakenly killed them by boiling them alive, a media report said ... Read more...

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Life ruled out on Mars after 600 mn year drought


February 5th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Arid conditions on Mars for more than 600 million years may have been too hostile for any life to survive on its surface Researchers led by ... Read more...

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Finding life on Mars could get easier with new tool


February 9th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Finding Martian life may soon become easier with the creative adaptation of a common analytical tool that can be installed directly on the robotic arm of a space ... Read more...

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Viking discovered organics on Mars: Study


January 5th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Using Mars-like soil taken from Atacama Desert, a new experiment has confirmed that Mars has organics, and Viking found them.More than three decades after NASA's Viking landers ... Read more...

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Radiation-resisting hardy bugs may survive a million years on Mars


November 24th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): University College London researchers have found that hardy bugs like Deinococcus radiodurans could survive dormant on Mars for over a million years, at least in theory.Lewis Dartnell and ... Read more...

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Missing piece of Mars puzzle may reveal whether life existed on planet


September 4th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Experiments prompted by a 2008 surprise from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander suggest that soil examined by NASA's Viking Mars landers in 1976 may have contained carbon-based chemical building ... Read more...

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No ’safe haven’ for organic molecules on Mars


June 11th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): The atmosphere on Mars is not favourable for organic compounds such as proteins, concluded a new study.For a long time, absence of organic compounds such as proteins in ... Read more...

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New invention could help in Mars probes’ search for life


May 25th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): The next generation of Mars rovers could have smaller, cheaper, more robust and more sensitive life-detecting instruments-all thanks to a new invention by scientists at the U.S. Department ... Read more...

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NASA declares Phoenix Mars lander dead


May 25th, 2010 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (DPA) A robotic lander that confirmed the presence of ice on Mars was confirmed dead by NASA scientists Monday. The Phoenix Mars lander was damaged by harsh conditions during the ... Read more...

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NASA’s Mars rovers set new longevity record


May 20th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Project has set a longevity record on the Red Planet.The Opportunity rover will surpass the duration record set by NASA's Viking 1 Lander, which ... Read more...

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Cracks on Mars a result of evaporating lakes in ancient times


September 16th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): Networks of giant polygonal troughs etched across crater basins on Mars have been identified as desiccation cracks caused by evaporating lakes, providing further evidence of a warmer, wetter ... Read more...

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Why Martian dust is so clingy


July 20th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have attributed the clinginess of Martian dust to electrons jumping back and forth between dust grains as they collide in the wind.The research ... Read more...

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Mars had a wetter and warmer climate in the recent past


July 3rd, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Findings by NASA's Phoenix Mars mission indicates that the Red Planet had a wetter and warmer climate in the recent past, and could again in the future.Phoenix ended ... Read more...

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‘Stuck’ Martian rover learns about Red Planet’s ecological history


June 26th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): NASA's Mars rover Spirit, lodged in Martian soil that is causing traction trouble, is taking advantage of the situation by learning more about the Red Planet's environmental history.In ... Read more...

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NASA robots may be destroying signs of life on Mars


May 25th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): NASA's robot explorers may have been destroying the signs of life on Mars, say researchers.When the twin Viking landers, sent on the planet in 1976, failed to ... Read more...

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Salty pools may exist on Mars


March 25th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 25 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Lander has shown the presence of perchlorate salts in Martian soil, which can keep water liquid at temperatures of minus 70 degrees Celsius, leading scientists ... 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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NASA’’s Phoenix shuts down heaters to survive on Mars


October 29th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Engineers with NASA''s Phoenix Mars Lander mission are trying to extend the lander''s survival by gradually shutting down some of its instruments and heaters. Originally scheduled to last ... Read more...

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NASA Mars Lander digs three times deeper than any other trench for soil sample


August 27th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 27 (ANI): The next sample of Martian soil being grabbed for analysis is coming from a trench about three times deeper than any other trench NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander ... Read more...

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NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander scoops up soil sample for lab analysis


August 23rd, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 23 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander has scooped up a soil sample from an intermediate depth between the ground surface and a subsurface icy layer and delivered it to ... 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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New Mars finding dims chance of life


August 6th, 2008 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, Aug 6 (DPA) A NASA rover on Mars has discovered a toxin in soil on the north pole, diminishing the likelihood of finding life on the red planet, space agency officials ... Read more...

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Martian soil may contain toxic compounds harmful to life: NASA


August 5th, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Moscow, Aug 5 (RIA Novosti) Martian soil could contain a toxic substance that would make it less likely that life formed there, data gathered by NASA's Phoenix lander on the red ... Read more...

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Martian soil may be less hospitable for potential life than once believed


August 5th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix spacecraft has detected the presence of a chemically reactive salt in the Martian soil, a finding that if confirmed could make it less friendly to ... Read more...

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Phoenix lander finds water on Mars


August 1st, 2008 - 4:20 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, Aug 1 (DPA) The Phoenix Mars mission has found water in a soil sample after spending the last two months examining the red planet for evidence that it could support life, ... Read more...

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Sticky Martian soil foils Phoenix Landers first ice study


July 29th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): The first attempt by NASAs Phoenix Mars lander to quickly collect and analyze ice samples was foiled by sticky Martian soil that refused to budge from the ... Read more...

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NASAs Phoenix Lander finds digging Martian surface a daunting task


July 12th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): The Mars Phoenix Lander is having a difficult time digging through the tough ice at the planets north pole to collect a usable ice sample for analysis, ... Read more...

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NASAs Phoenix touches Martian soil with fork-like probe to find water


July 11th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander has touched Martian soil with a fork-like probe for the first time, which could provide information about frozen or unfrozen water in the ... Read more...

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New soil analysis suggests Mars once had moisture


June 26th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): A new analysis of Martian soil data by geoscientists suggests that there was once enough water in the Red Planets atmosphere for a light drizzle or dew ... Read more...

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NASA probe set to deliver Martian soil to its wet chemistry laboratory


June 25th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander has repositioned its robotic arm slightly and is now poised to deliver Martian soil to its wet chemistry laboratory.Sample delivery and analysis is ... Read more...

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NASAs Phoenix probe makes first trench in science preserve on Mars


June 19th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander has made a new test trench by digging in an area called Wonderland on the Red Planet, taking its first scoop of soil ... Read more...

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NASAs Phoenix Mars Landers oven baking soil upto expectations


June 18th, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander is baking its first sample of Martian soil, while its robotic arm continues to dig deeper into the soil to learn more about ... Read more...

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Phoenix Mars Lander finds possible ice on Red Planet


June 17th, 2008 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander has uncovered a patch of what may be ice on the border of a polygon-shaped section of soil in the northern plains of ... Read more...

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Martian sticky soil may hold signs of water


June 15th, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): An unusually sticky soil has been found on Mars which scientists believe may hold the first ice to be collected from an alien world.A space probe ... Read more...

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