Mars

Astrophoto: Kaleidoscopic View of Mars

by Nancy Atkinson July 21, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Astrophotographer Leo Aerts from Belgium took advantage of the recent opposition of Mars and captured the Red Planet both “coming and going” in this montage of images taken from October 2013 to June of 2014. Mars reached opposition in April of […]

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How Do We Terraform Mars?

by Fraser Cain July 21, 2014

If we really want to live on Mars, we’re going to need to do a complete renovation. We’ll need to thicken the atmosphere, warm the planet, and get the liquid water flowing. What’ll it take? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Sparks Fly on Mars as Curiosity Laser Blasts Red Planet Rock – Photos/Video

by Ken Kremer July 19, 2014

Curiosity has zapped hundreds of Red Planet rocks with her powerful laser blaster during her lifetime and has now caught the sparks flying for the first time as they happened – as seen in new photos and video above and below released this week by NASA. As the NASA rover’s million watt Chemistry and Camera […]

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Rock On! Curiosity Spots a Heavy Metal Meteorite

by Jason Major July 15, 2014

Talk about heavy metal! This shiny, lumpy rock spotted by NASA’s Curiosity rover is likely made mostly of iron — and came from outer space! It’s an iron meteorite, similar to ones found in years past by Curiosity’s forerunners Spirit and Opportunity, but is considerably larger than any of the ones the MER rovers came across… […]

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Curiosity Captured from Orbit Crossing Landing Ellipse Boundary – Martian Scenery from Above and Below

by Ken Kremer July 10, 2014

NASA has now released a breathtaking high resolution image of the rover Curiosity captured from Mars orbit coincidentally coinciding with her crossing the targeted landing ellipse just days after she marked ‘1 Martian Year’ on the Red Planet in search of the chemical ingredients necessary to support alien microbial life forms. The orbital image was […]

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