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Mars rover Curiosity targets football-sized rock


September 20th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Mars rover Curiosity has driven up to a football-sized rock that will be the first for the rover's arm to examine, US space agency NASA announced. ... Read more...

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Russia denies ’systemic crisis’ in space industry


September 7th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian space industry is not in a crisis despite some local problems, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday."There is no systemic crisis in ... Read more...

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Rapper Launches New Single from Red Planet


August 28th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
The famous rapper Will.I.am is planning to launch his new album in planet Mars through rover Curiosity. He will manage this through the help of astronaut Leland Melvin. The up coming album ... Read more...

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Curiosity makes maiden move on Mars


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Mars rover Curiosity has made its first move on the Red Planet, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said.Curiosity's maiden drive combined forward, turn and reverse ... Read more...

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NASA to launch another Mars mission


August 21st, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA astonished many with the bravery act of driving all round Mars with four rovers. On top of this there were plans to go deeper into ... Read more...

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Mars journey will be ‘huge step’ for India: PM (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) An Indian spaceship will go to Mars and collect important scientific information, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced Wednesday."This spaceship to Mars will be ... 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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When haircut threatened to overshadow Mars landing


August 7th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) A NASA technician's haircut has become an instant hit on internet and overshadowed the Mars landing of the Curiosity rover, Daily Mail reported.Bobak Ferdowsi became an ... Read more...

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I’m safely on Mars, says rover tweet


August 6th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) A string of tweets on behalf of US space agency Nasa's rover Curiosity tracks the tense moments before the spacecraft landed on Mars."I'm safely on the ... Read more...

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Scientist dreams of being first Puerto Rican woman in space


July 14th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 14 (IANS/EFE) Yajaira Sierra Sastre says that dreaming "doesn't cost anything", so she's spent all her life getting ready to be the first Puerto Rican woman in ... Read more...

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Mars astronauts may be risking DNA damage


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Future astronauts working on the Red Planet's surface risk general changes in health at the DNA level because of an increased radiation exposure, a prominent ... 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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Round-trip flights to Mars within a decade


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) The first commercial round-trips to Mars will blast off within 10 years, says a rocket entrepreneur.The trip will cost $500,000, payable through PayPal, Daily Mail reported ... Read more...

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NASA plans Mars landing in August


March 6th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) NASA will attempt to lower a probe onto the surface of Mars for the first time as it continues its search for signs of life on ... Read more...

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Stargazers wait to see Mars


March 3rd, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) People in the Northern Hemisphere might be able to see the Mars with their naked eyes this weekend when it is at its closest to Earth ... Read more...

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Mars to be closest to Earth on March 5


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Watch out for Mars shining brightly in the sky around midnight Monday, as the red planet will be closest to the Earth.Nowadays, you can see ... Read more...

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Five places where life may exist in solar system


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Life on Earth occupies some bizarre places from deep-sea hydrothermal vents to frigid and lightless lakes. While scientists hunt for hospitable planets circling other stars, the ... Read more...

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US radar may have damaged Russian Mars probe: Daily


January 17th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A powerful electromagnetic emission from a US radar in the Pacific Ocean could have caused the malfunctioning of the Russian Phobos-Grunt probe, the Kommersant daily ... Read more...

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Russia’s Mars spacecraft falls in Pacific Ocean


January 16th, 2012 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Doomed Russian Phobos-Grunt Mars probe spacecraft, which had been stuck in Earth orbit for two months, crashed down in the Pacific Ocean late Sunday.Launched Nov ... Read more...

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Mars rover begins space research


December 14th, 2011 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) NASA's car-sized Curiosity rover has begun monitoring space radiation during its eight-month trip from Earth to Mars, the US space agency said Tuesday.Curiosity was launched Nov ... Read more...

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Mars Rover find traces of mineral gypsum


December 8th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) US space agency NASA's Mars Rover has found bright veins of a mineral, possibly gypsum, deposited by water on the red planet. "This stuff is a ... Read more...

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Nuclear-powered US rover launched to probe Mars’ habitability


November 26th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) A nuclear-powered US rover lifted off on Saturday morning to help assess Mars' habitability, or whether the Red Planet is or ever was an environment able ... Read more...

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Russian probe fails to set course to Mars


November 9th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 9 (RIA Novosti) A robotic spacecraft to the Mars moon Phobos launched early Wednesday has failed to reach orbit after separation from the launch vehicle, the head of ... Read more...

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Scientists conduct a 17-months Mars simulation exercise


November 5th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are still investigating life on Mars. In a bid to further understand the planet which bears the closest resemblance to earth in the Solar System, ... Read more...

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Simulated manned flight to Mars completed


November 4th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The unique Mars 500 experiment simulating a manned flight to the Red Planet has been successfully completed.The metal door of the spacecraft, sealed July 3, ... 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 rover reaches rim of the big Martian crater ap


August 11th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Tuesday, NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity got to rim of the Endeavour crater, the space agency has announced. NASA released a statement shortly after they received ... Read more...

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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’s next Mars rover arrives in Florida


June 24th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) NASA's next Mars rover has completed the journey from its California birthplace to Florida in preparation for launch this fall, the US space agency said in ... Read more...

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Mars spacesuits, unmanned rover tested in Spanish mining desert


May 4th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): A Spanish mining terrain has become the latest testing ground for specially-made equipment that could one day take mankind to Mars.European Space Agency scientists tested the spacesuit simulator ... Read more...

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‘Mars flight possible after 2035′


April 14th, 2011 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An interplanetary spacecraft for a flight to Mars will be created not before 2025 and the maiden flight to the red planet will be possible ... Read more...

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Spring moulds found in Spain may aid search for water on Mars


April 5th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): A new study on the origin and evolution of peculiar morphologies caused by ancient subterranean springs in the central pre-Pyrenees of Catalonia (Spain) may aid the search for ... Read more...

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Martian weather report reveals ice and fog near surface


March 18th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A pair of cameras mounted on the back of the Phoenix Mars Lander captured how laser light, emitted by the Lander's light detection and ranging (lidar) system, was ... Read more...

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‘It’s time to get ready for human mission to Mars’


March 13th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): It is time to head to Mars, says a group of astrobiologists at Washington State University and Arizona State University."The time for a human mission to Mars is ... Read more...

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Mars-500 crew ‘lands’ on Red Planet during simulation


February 13th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): The crew of a simulated mission to Mars has landed on the 'surface' of the Red Planet, as a part of the Mars-500 project."The simulated touchdown was ... Read more...

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