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The speed of sound on Mars is different from Earth, Perseverance rover finds

Lower-pitched sounds travel more slowly on Mars than higher-pitched ones, according to new data from NASA's Perseverance rover.

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White House proposes $26 billion NASA budget for 2023

Artemis and climate change are among the priorities for the Biden administration in its 2023 NASA budget request.

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You Can Own a Piece of Mars—Provided You Have $800,000

A new Christie's auction features chunks of Mars, the Moon, and the only known meteorite to ever cause a fatality. (It was a cow.)

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NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter Nails Seventh Flight on Mars

NASA's Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, has completed its seventh flight on the red planet, taking a photo of the Martian surface during its 63-second trip.

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NASA’s Mars helicopter just flew for the second time

When NASA's Ingenuity helicopter took off for the first time on Mars on April 19th it was a history-making moment. No manmade spacecraft had ever achieved powered flight on another planet, and the pint-sized helicopter made it look relatively easy.

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WATCH LIVE: NASA's Ingenuity Attempts First-Ever Powered Flight on Another Planet

After a series of delays, the first-ever powered flight to happen on another planet is go for liftoff.

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NASA now knows what went wrong with its Mars helicopter

All eyes were on Mars this past weekend when NASA had scheduled the first flight of its Ingenuity helicopter. It was supposed to be a monumental moment for NASA, the scientific community, and humanity as a whole, but it ended with a whimper as NASA had to

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NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Has Landed on the Surface of Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is one step closer to taking its first flight on Mars. On Saturday, the space agency announced that the helicopter had been successfully dropped off on the surface of the planet by the Perseverance rover, which has essentially

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What's up with this weird green rock on Mars? Perseverance rover is trying to find out.

NASA's Perseverance rover is studying a strange rock on Mars as it waits for its companion helicopter to attempt its first flight.

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Listen to the first-ever recording of a NASA rover driving on Mars

NASA has released the first-ever recording of a rover driving across the surface of Mars, and it sounds unlike any vehicle you've heard before.

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A 150-million-mile selfie stick: How NASA's Perseverance rover overcame 'time and space' to capture first Mars panorama

The panorama is a composite of 142 individual images taken by Perseverance's Mastcam-Z camera system and shared by the rover's Twitter account.

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Perseverance Rover’s Descent and Touchdown on Mars (Official NASA Video)

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance mission captured thrilling footage of its rover landing in Mars' Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021. The real footage in this vide...

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NASA's Perseverance rover still has to face 'seven minutes of terror'

Despite having bridged a gap of nearly 300 million miles between Earth and Mars, NASA’s Perseverance rover still has its most perilous moments ahead.

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After 300 million miles, NASA's Perseverance rover set for Mars landing

NASA's Mars Perseverance rover is on the cusp of landing on the red planet after a 300 million-mile journey. Here's what happens next.

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NASA Curiosity rover celebrates 3,000th day on Mars with stunning panorama of planet

The glorious new image captures the 96-mile-wide Gale Crater and part of Mount Sharp, its central mountain.

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Now's a Great Time to See Mars in the Night Sky. Here's What to Look For.

The red planet is shining bright in late 2020. Here's why you should get out and see it.

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NASA's Perseverance rover getting closer to Mars, potentially finding evidence of life

NASA's Perseverance rover has less than 100 days until it gets to Mars and looks for fossilized evidence of extraterrestrial life, the space agency announced. 

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SpaceX's Starman and Elon Musk's Tesla just made their 1st Mars flyby

Starman got less than 5 million miles from the Red Planet.

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Scientists May Have Found a Material for Building on Mars | WIRED

Using simple chemistry, the organic polymer chitin can be transformed into a viable substance for creating tools and habitats on the Red Planet.

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A green glow has appeared around Mars

The Mars Trace Gas Orbiter spotted a phenomenon on Mars that has also been observed around Earth. A green glow outlining the planet is the result of charged oxygen atoms gradually calming down.

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The American Museum of Natural History Is Hosting a Virtual Field Trip to Mars

If you're looking for a change of scenery, join the American Museum of Natural History on May 8 to explore the surface of Mars without leaving home.

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Space Images | Curiosity's 1.8-Billion-Pixel Panorama

NASAs Curiosity rover captured its highest-resolution panorama of the Martian surface between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 2019.

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Move Over, Energizer Bunny! NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Just Got Its Nuclear Battery

NASA's next spacecraft on the Red Planet, Mars 2020, is getting a nuclear battery to do science on the Red Planet.

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NASA Discovers Star Trek Symbol on Mars

It looks like one of NASA's Mars rovers may have boldly gone where someone has gone before. A photo captures by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has made the rounds online, which showcases a bizarrely-shaped footprint of sorts that was found on a sand d

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Dying space missions remembered in inspiring final images

Spacecraft and Mars rovers don't live forever. Some run out of power, others succumb to the elements These are the last views they saw of the cosmos.

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NASA Mars rover Opportunity, resilient Red Planet explorer, officially dead

The robotic trailblazer's mission comes to an end after more than 14 years on Mars. Goodnight, Oppy.

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Former White House aide: Trump offered NASA unlimited funding to go to Mars

President Trump in 2017 offered unlimited funding to NASA to send a manned flight to Mars, according to an upcoming book.

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Apollo astronaut thinks sending humans to Mars is ‘almost ridiculous’

Mars is the hottest topic in the space science world these days, with new rovers, orbiters, and landers finding out new and exciting things about the Red Planet with startling regularity. Multiple …

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NASA Releases Audio From the Surface of Mars

NASA released a video clip containing audio it captured from the surface of Mars.

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NASA to Host Briefing on November Mars InSight Landing | NASA

NASA's upcoming landing of the first-ever mission to study the heart of Mars will be the topic of a media briefing at 1:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 31 at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

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Send NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Support As It Battles Epic Dust Storm

While engineers continue to try to revive the Mars rover Opportunity, you can show your support by sending the rover a digital postcard.

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Underground Lake Found on Mars? Get the Facts.

The 12-mile-wide reservoir could solve a Martian mystery—and offer a new target in the hunt for extraterrestrial life.

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NASA's Curiosity rover takes stunning selfie during massive dust storm on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has taken an incredible selfie image during an unprecedented massive dust storm on Mars.

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How to stream NASA’s mysterious Mars announcement today – BGR

NASA regularly releases news, scientific papers, and new theories related to Mars, and typically it's with very little fanfare. Scientists have lots of hardware working around the clock to probe the Red Planet's mysteries, and not every minor detail is wo

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Space Photos of the Week: Even Geriatric Mars Rovers Know How to Snap Selfies

The Opportunity rover has been exploring Mars for 14 years. But that doesn't mean it can't put Curiosity's social media skills to shame.

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NASA rover spots strange 'stick-like figures' on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover is eyeing a group of angular formations on Mars that stand out from the usual rocks.

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Mars rover sends home spectacular panorama

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity continues to perform some amazing feats despite being long overdue for its expected retirement. The rover, having ventured to a somewhat mysterious site that researchers call Perseverance Valley, has been doing its best to he

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Mars' version of Niagara Falls is pretty intense

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a new photo of what could be evidence of a 'lava fall' on Mars.

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Comfort Food Is the Only Way We'll Make It to Mars

Engineering feats aside, we'll need creature comforts if we're ever going to survive in deep space.

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Why Are the Mountains on Mars So Much Taller Than Those on Earth? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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Gorgeous video takes you on a trip above Mars

At the moment, NASA and other space agencies are operating satellites in orbit around Mars. The spacecraft are continuing to beam amazing images of the red planet's surface back to Earth, and some of the probes have even solved Martian mysteries in the pr

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NASA's MAVEN Discovers How Mars Lost Its Atmosphere

Mars used to be a warm, wet world, filled with oceans, rivers, and maybe even life. But no longer. Here’s how it happened.

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Curiosity Rover's Proximity To Possible Water Raises Planetary Protection Concerns - Universe Today

The Curiosity rover may need to divert its course soon, as its current path could cause it to contaminate a small pocket of water on Mars' surface

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NASA just released a bunch of new incredible photos that you really need to see

Let your inner space geek rejoice! NASA just released over a 1,000 new photos of Mars and they’re so stunning that we’re…

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Munich shooting: Gunman targeted children outside McDonald's restaurant in shopping centre rampage - as footage emerges of suspect cursing foreigners on fifth anniversary of Anders Breivik attack

Munich police are hunting for a possible three gunmen who they believe have carried out an attack at a shopping centre and McDonalds restaurant.

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NASA's Curiosity rover can now fire its laser on its own. What could possibly go wrong?

NASA's Curiosity rover can now fire its laser on Mars at will. I'm sure it will use this power responsibly.

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Powering Underground Forces of Destruction | Mars in Scorpio

From the relentless backlog of Mars retrograde which ended on June 29 at 23 degrees Scorpio, we see an uncontrollable and destructive force associate with the presence of Mars direct in Scorpio. Wh…

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What Does Mars Smell Like?

There may be ways to recreate whiffs of the Red Planet here on Earth, scientists say.

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NASA Will Return to the Moon in Preparation for Human Mars Mission

The 2018 mission will be launched from Kennedy Space Center and will travel to a distant orbit around the Moon.

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Ice on Mars: The Red Planet is going through an Ice Age - CNET

Data collected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests the Red Planet is going through an ice age.

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Hubble just captured one of the coolest photos of Mars ever taken | The Verge

A week ago, astronomers used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to take this striking image of the Red Planet as it was 50 million miles away from Earth. The photo shows Mars' rusty landscape, its polar...

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SpaceX announces plan to send mission to Mars in 2018 – Spaceflight Now

Elon Musk’s space transport company — chartered with a long-term goal of colonizing Mars — plans to send the first commercial mission to the red planet as soon as 2018 with assistance from NASA, SpaceX announced Wednesday.

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NASA rover snaps photo of a dust devil swirling on Mars

More than 4,000 Martian days after NASA's Mars rover Opportunity began exploring the surface of the red planet, the little robot caught sight some something truly stunning. Opportunity snapped a photo of a dust devil swirling in the Meridiani Planun, the

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ExoMars Spacecraft Roll Out to Launchpad for Monday's Liftoff (Photos)

The next robotic mission to Mars has rolled out to the launchpad ahead of its planned Monday (March 14) liftoff.

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Could a spacecraft really make the journey to Mars in 30 minutes? One physicist says yes - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: Aside from its extremely cold temperatures, unbearably thin atmosphere, and its all-around shroud of complete mystery; perhaps the biggest obstacle facing a journey to Mars is the sheer amount of time it would take to get there. Though e

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The 12 Greatest Challenges for Space Exploration | WIRED

From space madness to crash landings, here's how we'll beat the 13 most difficult challenges to space exploration.

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Say 'Hello' to the Spaceship That Will Bring Humans to Mars

NASA — It sent men and women to the moon, it safely carried them back to Earth and now it has its sights on its most ambitious target yet: Mars.

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Mars - Mars rover Curiosity: Images from the Red Planet - Pictures - CBS News

Tracks from the first drives of NASA's Curiosity rover are visible in this image captured by the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The rover is seen where the tracks...

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Why the Curiosity Rover is Forbidden From Collecting Water on Mars | Mental Floss

This past Monday, NASA announced that they’ve found definitive evidence of liquid water on Mars. The Curiosity rover is currently about 30 miles away from a location where NASA suspects water may flow. While obtaining a physical sample would revolutionize science, it’s forbidden by international law.

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Mars Colonies Possible Using Local Materials For 3D Printed Habitats - Our Explorers

This Mars-based habitat uses a pole-like robot with autonomous arms to access raw Martian materials for 3D printing construction - a truly innovative design.

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Mars Shows Signs of - WSJ

Trickles of salt water may flow freely along ravines on Mars despite the planet’s extreme aridity, deep cold and tenuous atmosphere, NASA-funded scientists announced Monday.

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NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars | NASA

New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.

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Say it ain't so: 6 Mars hoaxes you keep falling for

Every year in August, the same Mars message circulates across the Internet: The Red Planet will appear "as big as the full moon" in the sky, as seen with the naked eye. The problem is, it's not true: Skywatchers won't be able to see a "double moon" in the late August sky.

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Ancient Lake on Mars was Once A Sustainable Place For life, New Study Found

A team of scientists have discovered evidence of an ancient martian lake which may be the remnants of one of the last salty lakes on the Red Planet.

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NASA finds glass on Mars, which could help the hunt for alien life

A NASA spacecraft has discovered glass on the surface of Mars for the first time, a finding that could help in the hunt for past Martian life.

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Here's why some scientists are convinced there's life on Mars

From Yahoo Finance: Mars is no Earth. Our planet is swaddled in a nice atmospheric blanket that protects us from...

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Here's why some scientists are convinced there's life on Mars

Mars is no Earth. Our planet is swaddled in a nice atmospheric blanket that protects us from...

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VASIMR Rocket Could Send Humans To Mars In Just 39 Days

A new type of rocket that could send humans to Mars in less than six weeks instead of six months or longer may be one step closer to reality. NASA has selected Texas-based Ad Astra Rocket Company for a round of funding to help develop the Variabl...

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So they might have found Beagle 2 on Mars … Er, remind me, what was it? | Science | The Guardian

The British explorer sent to the red planet 10 years ago went missing. Now it’s located, but it might not be a happy ending after all

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Curiosity Rover Drills Into Mars Rock, Finds Water

From Yahoo News: NASA's Curiosity rover is continuing to help scientists piece together the mystery of how Mars lost its surface water over the course of billions of years.

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Daring Orion Spaceship Test Flight Is NASA's 1st Step Toward Mars

NASA is getting ready to launch a daring test flight of a capsule that could eventually bring humans to deep-space destinations like Mars or an asteroid. On Dec. 4, NASA officials are expected to launch the Orion spacecraft on its first t

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Mars 15 Days Later: REVISITED: Moving Animals? NASA Curiosity Rover

A re-look at some moving animals that appear in a Mars Curiosity Rover Image 15 Days Later. Is this proof of animal movement on the surface of Mars in Gale c...

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Mini Sphinx Statue Found On Mars? - YouTube

A remarkable artifact, which resembles a miniature Egyptian statue, has been photographed by the curiosity rover. The object, which appears artificial, can e...

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Comet Siding Spring causes an explosion on Mars

An incredible video, posted to YouTube on Oct. 19, shows the atmosphere of Mars exploding as the Comet Siding Spring passes within 87,000 miles of the Red Planet.

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Gun found on Mars by NASA rover?

A video posted to YouTube on Oct. 5 appears to show what looks like an ancient "alien weapon" on the surface of Mars, captured by the NASA Curiosity rover on one of its recent photographic mapping and exploration jaunts around the planet. What is it?

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Look at what two years on Mars did to the Curiosity Rover

NASA's Curiosity rover just finished its second year exploring Mars, and the red planet's harsh environment has taken its toll. Rocky terrain, tricky sand dunes, and Martian dust storms have left the robot looking a little worse for wear.

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NASA Releases AWESOME Footage Of Its Flying Saucer Near-Space Test Flight

From Yahoo News: NASA on Friday released a video of its new “Flying Saucer” landing system’s recent near-space test flight, which demonstrates in amazing detail how the combination of systems will land the next generation Mars rover on the red plane

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Oxygen-Generating 2020 Mars Rover to Bring Colonization Closer

One instrument aboard the 2020 Mars rover will generate oxygen from the Red Planet's atmosphere, demonstrating technology that could both keep astronauts alive on Mars.

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After a 'Year' on Mars, What's Next for Curiosity?

It takes Mars almost twice as long as Earth to rotate around the Sun.

Tuesday marks 687 days — one full Martian year — since NASA's Curiosity rover touched down on the Red Planet's surface.

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Huge cylindrical UFO captured by Mars Curiosity Rover

The latest images released by Mars Curiosity Rover show what appears to be a very large cylindrical shaped UFO traveling in the Martian night sky. The UFO appea