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HAL makes Mars orbiter panels for space agency


September 21st, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) Defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) said it has fabricated spacecraft panels for the Mars orbiter mission that will be launched by the state-run Indian Space ... Read more...

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India’s tryst with Mars begins in November 2013 (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 2:53 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 18 (IANS) India's tryst with Mars will begin in November 2013 to explore the red planet's atmosphere and search for life-sustaining elements, a top space official said late ... Read more...

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Curiosity sends first 3D images from Mars


August 8th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) The Curiosity rover Wednesday sent back the first 3D images of the martian surface as mission controllers began testing out its camera systems.The rover also sent ... Read more...

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Mars rover landing to be broadcast live


August 1st, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) NASA's Curiosity rover will land on the Martian surface at 0531 GMT Aug 6 and the landing process will be broadcast live from the New York ... 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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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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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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Inter-planetary missions a reality soon: ISRO chief


October 25th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) India's space programme is inching closer to the realisation of its plans for inter-planetary missions, a senior official said Monday."A mission to Mars, for several ... Read more...

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Catastrophic blast created ‘Martian moon Phobos’


September 21st, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): Scientists have found evidence that Mars's biggest moon, Phobos, is made from rocks blasted off the Martian surface in a catastrophic event.Two independent approaches of compositional analyses of ... 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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Scientists making last attempt to call Mars rover


July 31st, 2010 - 3:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (DPA) Scientists were making efforts to contact the non-responsive Spirit Mars rover, which has lost contact with Earth during the Martian winter prompting fears that it might be permanently ... Read more...

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Martian ocean key to unlocking planet’s biological past


June 14th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): The possible presence of a vast ocean on Mars may be the key to unlocking the mystery behind the existence of life on the Red Planet, say scientists. ... Read more...

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Existence of historic lakes on Mars confirmed


June 8th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): A geologic mapping project using NASA spacecraft data offers new evidence that expansive lakes did exist long ago on Mars.A series of sedimentary deposits indicates the presence of ... 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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Vast fields of gypsum on Mars can provide evidence if life existed


May 1st, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 1 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that if it is ever to be proved that life had existed on Mars, the evidence might be found in the vast fields of gypsum ... Read more...

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Microbes from Earth likely to contaminate Mars


April 28th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Bacteria common to spacecraft sent from the Earth may be able to survive the harsh environs of Mars, long enough to contaminate it with terrestrial life, research says. ... Read more...

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Earth bacteria may contaminate Martian environs


April 28th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Scientists are expressing fears that some bacteria common to spacecrafts may even survive on Mars and contaminate the Red Planet's environment.The search for life on Mars remains ... Read more...

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Where to hunt for iron on Mars


February 25th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study by scientists could help future Martian explorers to locate minerals deposits of iron on Mars, as well as aid in the search for life on ... Read more...

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Human flight to Mars will be a global mission: ISRO


January 27th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 27 (IANS) The maiden human space flight to Mars would be a global mission through a consortium by 2030, a top Indian space official said Wednesday. "Manned mission to Mars ... Read more...

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Mars rover stuck for good but still working hard


January 27th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (DPA) The Spirit Mars rover has reached its final destination, NASA said after the failure of efforts to free the space probe from sandy soil where it had been ... Read more...

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This week, get the best views of Mars until 2014!


January 26th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 26 (ANI): Reports indicate that backyard astronomers will get the best views of Mars until 2014 this week, as the Red Planet is zooming in for a close approach ... Read more...

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1996 Mars rock may harbor fossilized microbes


November 28th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 28 (ANI): Scientists studying a chunk of Mars rock that was found in Antarctica in 1996, have determined that it may show signs of life, in the form of fossilized ... Read more...

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Mars may have once hosted a body of water the size of Lake Michigan


November 26th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): Scientists have found a telltale "bathtub ring" of minerals inside an ancient Martian impact crater, which has led them to suggest that Mars may have once hosted ... Read more...

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One more try to free plucky Mars rover: NASA


November 13th, 2009 - 3:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 13 (DPA) The Spirit Mars rover may have met its match in a patch of sandy soil that has ensnared it on Mars, but NASA scientists said Thursday they will ... Read more...

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Now, a computer that reproduces 3D view of Mars in minutes


September 18th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 18 (ANI): A computer system is under development that can automatically combine images of the Martian surface, captured by landers or rovers, in order to reproduce a three-dimensional view of ... Read more...

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Astronauts could orbit Mars in 2020s, provided NASA’s budget is boosted


September 9th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 9 (ANI): In a new report, a panel of experts have suggested that humans could orbit Mars in the 2020s, provided NASA's budget is boosted.According to an article in the ... Read more...

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And now, India plans mission to Mars after 2015 (Lead)


August 31st, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 31 (IANS) India will embark on an unmanned mission to Mars after 2015 to explore the red planet in quest of its space ambitions, a senior space official said ... Read more...

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Isolation and monotony would plague astronauts traveling to Mars in future


July 29th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): A group of volunteers that spent 105 days locked up in a mock spaceship simulating a trip to Mars has said that the most difficult part of the ... Read more...

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Giant Martian egg cups could be used to trace the Red Planet’s climate


July 14th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that craters embedded on pedestals that tower above the Martian landscape like giant egg cups could be used to trace the planet's climate.'Pedestal' ... Read more...

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Mars had warmer weather in its recent past than previously thought


June 30th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): A new research led by a UK scientist has indicated that Mars had significantly warmer weather in its recent past than previously thought.Dr. Matthew Balme, from The ... Read more...

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Iron meteorites could signal Mars water


June 5th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 5 (ANI): The rover Opportunity has found six new iron meteorites on Mars, which may reveal how much water they have come into contact with since they landed on the ... Read more...

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A search for unusual alien life on Earth and life that can survive on Mars


April 22nd, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): In searching for unusual alien life on Earth, and life that can survive on Mars, scientists are experimenting with bacterial life forms to see if they can withstand ... 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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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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