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Forget about Mars for a minute: Let's talk about these rad moon missions

Forget about Mars for a minute: Let's talk about these rad moon missions While the 2030s might be owned by missions to Mars, the 2020s belong to the moon.Here are five of the most promising moon missions coming up before the 2030s.

NASA probe narrowly avoids collision with Martian moon Phobos

NASA probe narrowly avoids collision with Martian moon Phobos That one almost went out the window recently, as MAVEN was found to be on a collision course with the Martian moon Phobos.It arrives in orbit of Mars two years ago and set itself up in an elliptical orbit.

NASA proposes building artificial magnetic field to restore Mars' atmosphere

NASA proposes building artificial magnetic field to restore Mars' atmosphere A NASA talk given at the recent Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop presented a potential way to make Mars more habitable by giving it an artificial magnetic field.A few billion years ago, Mars had a magnetic field (like Earth does) that shielded it from radiation and the solar wind.

We might be able to make Mars habitable

We might be able to make Mars habitable A group of scientists have devised a plan to make Mars a little more hospitable to human life.From there, Mars' atmospheric pressure could bounce back somewhat.

Nanocubes of this metal can generate fuel from CO2 using only sunlight

Nanocubes of this metal can generate fuel from CO2 using only sunlight Researchers from Duke University have discovered a way to use nanocubes of rhodium as a cheap solar-powered catalyst, converting carbon dioxide into methane quickly and with high efficiency.But what actually makes rhodium nanocubes special is that using them makes the reaction tunable.

Breaking: Congress orders Man on Mars

Breaking: Congress orders Man on Mars Congress Just Ordered NASA to Get Crackin' on Mars and a Ton of Other ThingsBoth the Senate and the House have approved a bill that will send $19.Among other things, the budget demands that NASA create a plan to put humans “near or on the surface of Mars in the 2030s.

Looks like Matt Damon really could've grown potatoes on Mars

Looks like Matt Damon really could've grown potatoes on Mars At least, it looks promising according to the results of an experiment by the International Potato Centre (CIP), which is a real thing.They put it in a hermetically sealed CubeSat filled with the "most Mars-like soils found on Earth" from a Peruvian desert.

This week in space: SpaceX, Blue Origin, and still no aliens

This week in space: SpaceX, Blue Origin, and still no aliens SpaceX just announced that its Falcon 9 rocket will carry EchoStar 23 into space next week.Blue Origin unveiled their new reusable heavy-lift rocket, christened the New Glenn.

Lockheed wants to launch manned Mars Base Camp mission by 2028

Lockheed wants to launch manned Mars Base Camp mission by 2028 The hypothetical project would be based on Lockheed’s Mars Base Camp design, which is capable of a three-year round-trip journey to Mars.The Mars Base Camp would not look like your typical spacecraft with its symmetrical appearance.

Beer in space: Budweiser wants to set up a brewery on Mars, apparently

Beer in space: Budweiser wants to set up a brewery on Mars, apparently Clearly not one to miss a marketing opportunity, Budweiser has jumped on the Mars bandwagon to announce that it wants to be the first beer brand to serve up a drink there.During a panel discussion at the event, all the guests maintained serious facial expressions throughout, suggesting Budweiser is sincere about its novel idea.

This week in space: Enceladus entices, SpaceX succeeds, and Mars is a bad vacation spot right now

This week in space: Enceladus entices, SpaceX succeeds, and Mars is a bad vacation spot right now DSCOVR, the jointly NASA- and NOAA-operated climate satellite, was launched by a SpaceX rocket in 2015.In other rocket news, SpaceX managed to launch their rocket, after a two-day delay because of high winds.

LIFE is Entertaining Enough, but Not All That Scary

LIFE is Entertaining Enough, but Not All That Scary It’s that sci-fi horror movie with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds that looks kind of a lot like Alien.When it’s still fairly small, it forces itself into Ryan Reynolds’s mouth and… does something to his insides.

Gorgeous video takes you on a trip above Mars

Gorgeous video takes you on a trip above Mars At the moment, NASA and other space agencies are operating satellites in orbit around Mars.A beautiful new video making use of a high-resolution camera orbiting Mars aboard a NASA spacecraft shows you just that.

Daily News: We're Going to Mars

Daily News: We're Going to Mars Disney Hit With Lawsuit Claiming 'Zootopia' Ripped Off 'Total Recall' WriterDisney is now facing a serious lawsuit alleging that Oscar-winning animation film Zootopia was copied from work of Gary L.It opens by quoting Zootopia director Byron Howard as saying, "Don’t worry if you feel like you’re copying something, because if it comes through you, it’s going to filter through you and you’re going to bring your own unique perspective to it.

NASA reports two new breaks in Curiosity rover's wheel

NASA reports two new breaks in Curiosity rover's wheel As long as Curiosity can do science, NASA will make use of it.The harsh Martian terrain has not been kind to the rover’s wheels, though.