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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.

Beme a citizen of the red planet: HP launches global Mars VR project

Beme a citizen of the red planet: HP launches global Mars VR project The HP Mars Home Planet project builds on work initially done for Mars 2030, a virtual reality experience created by Fusion in collaboration with NASA.The three phases of the year-long program start with the Home Planet’s Mars Urbanisation Challenge, where participants will focus on transportation and infrastructure concepts for a specific location.

Mars is back on the menu boys!

Mars is back on the menu boys! Second time unlucky for JohnnyDepp' s ex Amber Heard as she splitsfrom Paypal billionaire Elon MuskBy CAROLINE GRAHAM FOR THE ON SUNDAYPUBLISHED: 22: 42 BST, 5 August 2017 I UPDATED: 00: 52 BST, 6 August 2017Her marriage to Pirates Of TheCaribbean star Johnny Depp nefariouslyimploded when she accused him ofbeating her upAnd it appears actress Amber Heard hasbeen unlucky in leve yet again, afterbeing dumped by her billionaireboyfriend.Heard, 31, is 'devastated' after techtween Elon Musk ended their yearlongromance, Last night a source told TheMail on Sunday: '' s all over betweenAmber and Elon and she' s devastated.

NASA Celebrates 5 Years of Curiosity With New Mars Rover Video

NASA Celebrates 5 Years of Curiosity With New Mars Rover Video On August 6 2012, NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars and kicked off a new era of Martian exploration.It was NASA’s fourth rover mission to Mars over the past 20 years; previous missions successfully landed the Sojurner, Spirit, and Opportunity rovers.

The ISS is Getting the Most Powerful Computer Ever Sent to Space

The ISS is Getting the Most Powerful Computer Ever Sent to Space When SpaceX’s next mission launches on August 14, it won’t just be carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).When NASA builds a probe or a rover, they use CPUs and components that are laughably slow by modern standards.

HP Supercomputer Headed to Mars on SpaceX Rocket

HP Supercomputer Headed to Mars on SpaceX Rocket NASA and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) are sending a supercomputer into space.The not-so-shrewdly named Spaceborne Computer, scheduled for launch today from Kennedy Space Center, is part of a year-long experiment.