Mars

Ancient Martian Life May Be Preserved in Glass

by Jason Major April 18, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter When large asteroids or comets strike the Earth — as they have countless times throughout our planet’s history — the energy released in the event creates an enormous amount of heat, enough to briefly melt rock and soil at the impact site. That […]

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Um, You Can See a Car on Mars

by Nancy Atkinson April 16, 2014

First of all, I completely stole this headline from NASA engineer Bobak Ferdowski (AKA The Mohawk Guy) on Twitter. Second, this is just a great image of the Curiosity rover sitting on Mars, including views of its tracks and where it did a wheelie or two. Plus, where the rover now sits is a very […]

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Weekly Space Hangout – April 11, 2014: Exomoons, Eclipses & Launches

by Fraser Cain April 11, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain Astrojournalist: Morgan Rehnberg(cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter) Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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JPL Tests Big with a Supersonic Parachute for Mars

by Jason Major April 10, 2014

“You wanna go to Mars, you wanna go big? Then you gotta test big here,” says mechanical engineer Michael Meacham, and testing big is exactly what he and other engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have done to develop a new supersonic parachute for future Mars landings. Remove this ad Jason Major on Google+

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“Bright Light” on Mars is Just an Image Artifact

by Nancy Atkinson April 8, 2014

Thanks to everyone who has emailed, Tweeted and texted me about the “artificial bright light” seen on Mars. And I’m so sorry to disappoint all the folks who were hoping for aliens, but what you see above is just an image artifact due to a cosmic ray hitting the right-side navigation camera on the Curiosity […]

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