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Opinion: Mars Beckons

The science and technology behind NASA’s latest space explorer to land on Mars are so awe-inducing that it’s hardly surprising when scientists commenting on...

This Scientist With Ankylosing Spondylitis Works On Mars

Dr. Tanya N. Harrison, Ph.D., calls herself a professional Martian, and it is clear she is once you know what she does for a...

The 2018 Mars Apparition

“Apparition” is the term astronomers use for the appearance of an object over some course of time. For Mars, it means when it first...

Terra Mars – Artificial Neural Network’s (ANN) topography of Mars in...

Created by SHI Weili, For this project, Terra Mars is a speculative visualisation by an ANN (artificial neural network) to generate images that resemble...

The new $1.37 billion border-security deal might save SpaceX’s launch site...

Elon Musk’s aerospace company, SpaceX, is working around-the-clock to build a rocket-launch site at the southern tip of Texas. Most immediately, SpaceX plans to fly...

Archaeology On Mars – From The Fantastical To The Real

NASA’s Martian rover Opportunity breathed its last digital gasp this week. What was a busy scurrying robot picking over and investigating the Martian landscape...

Students Discover How To Grow Hops On Mars

Hops and Rye grow “fairly well” on Martian soil with the help of coffee beans and fertilisers produced back on Earth, according to a...

Mars to Shine Brighter This Summer Than It Has in 15...

Stargazers are in for a treat in July as Mars makes its closest swing by Earth, making it appear brighter than it has since...

Mars’ global dust storm size visualized in new animation

A new animation helps us visualize just how massive the Mars dust storm is. This storm, which obscured the Sun and resulted in NASA’s...

What Ikea’s Designers Learned From Living In A Simulated Mars Habitat

Ikea is looking to space for inspiration–literally. The furniture company announced last week that it will be collaborating with NASA in order to learn...

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