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Scientists discover that the atmosphere of Mars is full of metal

Scientists discover that the atmosphere of Mars is full of metal The atmosphere of Mars is extremely metal.There’s metal throughout the atmosphere of Mars, and this is the first time we’ve seen that on any planet other than Earth.

Well There Goes Mars

Well There Goes Mars She' d love to get married': AmberHeard is 'planning to wed billionaireboyfriend Hon Musk and hopes tostart a family together'By EMILY CHAN FORPUBLISHED: ': , April 201?I UPDATED: 11: 19, 18 April 2017Her bitter divorce with Johnny Depp finally went through in Januarythis year.

Elephant astronauts on Mars won't happen, despite this ridiculous tweet

Elephant astronauts on Mars won't happen, despite this ridiculous tweet It's about a scientist at Cornell University who is studying elephants' "low risk of cancer" and how that could apply to protecting humans traveling in space from radiation.The story also gets into a weird ethical territory about possibly altering human genes to harness the elephants' apparent super-power.

Donald Trump asked astronauts in space a question only he can answer

Donald Trump asked astronauts in space a question only he can answer Presidents and lawmakers set the agenda for NASA, and depending on their priorities, the space agency's directives can swing wildly from administration to administration.During the call, Trump also suggested that we should accelerate the timeline for getting astronauts to Mars.

This Week in Space: Cassini, the James Webb Space Telescope, and Bricks

This Week in Space: Cassini, the James Webb Space Telescope, and Bricks NASA finally unfurled the James Webb Space Telescope!There, mission techs and scientists will test and calibrate the telescope’s instruments.

Elon Musk says we're only 2 years from being able to nap in self-driving cars

Elon Musk says we're only 2 years from being able to nap in self-driving cars Multi-company tech mogul Elon Musk recently laid out plans for his traffic-defeating Boring company during a talk at the TED conference, but now, we finally have the full video of his appearance.Answering a question regarding how long it will be before we can hop in our self-driving car, give it directions, and then take a nap until we've reached out destination, Musk says he thinks we're about two years away.

Research Suggests Mars Formed in the Asteroid Belt

Research Suggests Mars Formed in the Asteroid Belt Earth and Mars are very different planets right now, but they’re both small, rocky planets in the inner solar system.Researchers from Tokyo Institute of Technology claim that analysis of Mars’ composition supports the idea that it was originally formed in the asteroid belt, and then migrated to the inner solar system.

This Week in Space: From Paranal to Proxima B

This Week in Space: From Paranal to Proxima B We won’t know if Proxima b is habitable until we can get some sharp telescopes pointed straight at it, which doesn’t happen until next year.A team of scientists based in the UK has been running models to see what they can tease out of the data we currently have on Proxima b, and they’ve got optimistic results.

ExoMars Lander Crashed Because It Thought It Was Underground

ExoMars Lander Crashed Because It Thought It Was Underground However, the Schiaparelli lander encountered issues during its descent and was lost.The saucer-shaped Schiaparelli lander undocked from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and started its descent on October 19th of last year.

Curiosity Data Suggests Ancient Martian Lake Could Have Harbored Life

Curiosity Data Suggests Ancient Martian Lake Could Have Harbored Life NASA has previously released data from Curiosity that supports the idea that liquid water once flowed in Gale Crater (above).The new study is based on a detailed analysis of data from three and a half years of drill samples from Curiosity.

Cosmic Rays Could Be Even More Dangerous to Mars Explorers Than Thought

Cosmic Rays Could Be Even More Dangerous to Mars Explorers Than Thought A new predictive model of radiation effects indicates we could be vastly underestimating the damaging effects of cosmic rays on astronauts.That means a trip to Mars could include a doubling of cancer risk compared with previous estimates.

NASA Unveils Mars Rover Concept With Detachable Science Lab

NASA Unveils Mars Rover Concept With Detachable Science Lab The is a concept vehicle, meaning this design won’t even land on Mars.It’s a neat design, but there’s no guarantee NASA will adopt it for its real Mars rovers.

IKEA's New Micro-Living Collection Inspired by Mars Mission

IKEA's New Micro-Living Collection Inspired by Mars Mission Sure, it would be great to forget all your troubles, forget all your cares and move to Mars.The Swedish retailer joined NASA and students from Lund University School of Industrial Design to “use space knowledge for a better everyday life on Earth.

Possible Mars-sized Planet Detected in the Outer Solar System

Possible Mars-sized Planet Detected in the Outer Solar System A new paper published in the Astronomical Journal suggests that the unusual tilt of some Kuiper Belt objects could be explained by a Mars-sized planet lurking in the outer solar system.None of these are considered to be Kuiper Belt objects, all of which sit considerably closer to the sun.

NASA Now Says Manned Mars Mission in 2030s Is Unlikely

NASA Now Says Manned Mars Mission in 2030s Is Unlikely For the last few years, we’ve been able to frame NASA’s research and exploration with the goal of reaching Mars.William Gerstenmaier, NASA’s associate administrator for human exploration, has noted that NASA simply doesn’t have the money to make a Mars landing happen.

Congressman completely wastes NASA's time by asking about aliens

Congressman completely wastes NASA's time by asking about aliens And no, we're not talking microbial life — something that NASA is hoping to hunt for with future missions to Mars.That — see, there are some people — well, anyway," Rohrabacher said.

A moon of Mars photobombs the red planet in amazing timelapse video

A moon of Mars photobombs the red planet in amazing timelapse video A tiny moon of Mars is clearly tired of its planet hogging all of humanity's attention.A newly-released timelapse video taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows Mars' moon Phobos peeking out from behind the planet as it orbited the red world in May 2016.

NASA wants your brilliant ideas for protecting astronauts from radiation

NASA wants your brilliant ideas for protecting astronauts from radiation Now comes word they're accepting ideas on designing a radiation shield for potential deep-space flights.In this case, NASA is hoping to get some good ideas to help protect humans from harmful radiation they'll be exposed to as they traverse space.