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May 17, 2016
The rise and fall of Martian lakes
Paris (ESA) May 16, 2016
There is a wealth of evidence, collected over the past few decades, that suggests liquid water was abundant in the early history of Mars - one of our nearest and most studied neighbours. However, the size, evolution and duration of standing bodies of water, such as lakes, on Mars' surface are still a matter of great debate. A recent study, using data from several spacecraft operating at Mars, paints a detailed picture of the rise and fall of standing bodies of water in a region of Mars which once hosted ... read more
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Opportunity microscopic imaging camera back to normal operations
Opportunity is exploring 'Marathon Valley' on the rim of Endeavour crater, searching specific outcrops for evidence of clay minerals. The rover is currently conducting an in-situ (contact) sci ... more

Second cycle of Martian seasons completing for Curiosity Rover
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has completed its second Martian year since landing inside Gale Crater nearly four Earth years ago, which means it has recorded environmental patterns through two full cy ... more

Largest unnamed world in the solar system 2007 OR10
Dwarf planets tend to be a mysterious bunch. With the exception of Ceres, which resides in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, all members of this class of minor planets in our solar sy ... more
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Flying observatory detects atomic oxygen in Martian atmosphere
An instrument onboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) detected atomic oxygen in the atmosphere of Mars for the first time since the last observation 40 years ago. These ... more


Robot built to aid astronauts nearly ready for Mars
A robot developed in Scotland could be ready to set foot on Mars by 2021. Valkyrie, the humanoid is 1.8 meters tall, weighs 125 kilograms, walks on two legs and has arms that can grasp objects - per ... more

Space Tech Expo - Design - Build - Test - Pasadena CA - May 24-26, 2016

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Beyond Ikea: Swedish Gadget to Harvest Water on Martian Surface
For the first time in history, a Swedish-made gadget is going to be placed on the surface of Mars. This will be Sweden's contribution to the joint EU-Russian space mission ExoMars 2020, which is aim ... more

Clues about Volcanoes Under Ice on Ancient Mars
Volcanoes erupted beneath an ice sheet on Mars billions of years ago, far from any ice sheet on the Red Planet today, new evidence from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests. The research abou ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China warns of damaged relations with the Pentagon

Thousands of Hellfire missiles for UAE

Egypt approved for Harpoon missile buy

Lockheed gets $321M Long Range Anti-Ship Missile contract

Saab to unveil first Gripen E aircraft this week

Russia Says US wants real space war with real weapons

US Army Hopes to Have Laser Weapons on the Battlefield by 2024


Second ExoMars mission moves to next launch opportunity in 2020
On 14 March 2016, the Roscosmos State Corporation and the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the jointly-developed ExoMars 2016 interplanetary mission, comprising the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and t ... more

Although Boiling, Water Does Shape Martian Terrain
At present, liquid water on Mars only exists in small quantities as a boiling liquid, and only during the warmest time of day in summer. Its role has therefore been considered insignificant until no ... more

Boiling water may be cause of Martian streaks: study
The results of Earth-bound lab experiments appear to back up the theory that dark lines on Martian slopes are created by water - though in an otherworldly manner, scientists said Monday. ... more
Human 2 Mars Conference May 17-19 2016 - Washington DC
Cryogenic Buyer's Guide
Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 7-9 - Las Vegas
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 20-22 June - Washington DC

Phase two of ExoMars mission delayed to 2020
The second part of a joint European-Russian mission to probe Mars for traces of life has been delayed two years, with a new launch date set for July 2020, officials said Monday. ... more

Airbus DS to build STEM centre at its UK Exomars facility
Airbus Defence and Space has announced it will build a Pounds 2.5m STEM centre built around its Exomars Rover test facility in Stevenage. The centre aims to attract more than 5,000 students a year ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Retreat of the ice followed by millennia of methane release

How the spectacular Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain became so bendy

Carbon capture is substantial in secondary tropical forests

Climate change may have contributed to extinction of Neanderthals

Berkeley Lab participates in new National Microbiome Initiative

New research estimates probability of mega-earthquake in the Aleutians

Illinois River water quality improvement linked to more efficient corn production


Opportunity robotic arm camera passes diagnostic test
Opportunity is exploring 'marathon valley' on the rim of endeavour crater, trying to identify specific outcrops for evidence of clay minerals. The rover has been investigating the surface target, ca ... more

Curiosity Mars Rover crosses rugged plateau
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has nearly finished crossing a stretch of the most rugged and difficult-to-navigate terrain encountered during the mission's 44 months on Mars. The rover climbed on ... more

Opportunity completes mini-walkabout
Opportunity is exploring 'Marathon Valley' located on the rim of Endeavour crater. The objective is to identify specific outcrops for evidence of clay minerals. Opportunity has completed a m ... more

SpaceX vows to send capsule to Mars by 2018
SpaceX chief Elon Musk announced Wednesday that he will send an unmanned spaceship to Mars as early as 2018, as part of his quest to colonize the Red Planet some day. ... more

Space X's Red Dragons to start Mars exploration in 2018
The Space X aerospace company has scheduled a 2018 test mission to Mars that, under the ambitious plans announced by company head Elon Musk, will become the first step to colonizing the Red Planet. ... more

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Mars' surface revealed in unprecedented detail
The surface of Mars - including the location of Beagle-2 - has been shown in unprecedented detail by UCL scientists using a revolutionary image stacking and matching technique. Exciting pictur ... more

NASA rocket fuel pump tests pave way for methane-fueled Mars lander
NASA has tested a 3-D printed rocket engine turbopump with liquid methane - an ideal propellant for engines needed to power many types of spacecraft for NASA's journey to Mars. "This is one of ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Using laser pulses to direct protons

Digital "clone" testing aims to maximize machine efficiency

Physicists measure van der Waals forces of individual atoms for the first time

Researchers unleash graphene 'tiger' for more efficient optoelectronics

Nanocavity may improve ultrathin solar panels

Hybrid hydrostatic transmission enables robots with human-like grace and precision

Ferrous chemistry in aqueous solution unravelled


NASA rocket fuel pump tests pave way for methane-fueled Mars lander


NASA seeks industry ideas for an advanced Mars satellite


China targets 2020 Mars mission launch: official


Mice in space showed liver damage after two weeks


Rover mini-walkabout to find clay mineral continues


Russia, Italy plan first bid to explore beneath mars surface in 2018


First light for ExoMars


First joint EU-Russian ExoMars mission to reach Mars orbit Oct 16


NASA invests in 2D spacecraft, reprogrammable microorganisms


Mars Longevity Champion Launched 15 Years Ago

Opportunity's Devilish View from on High

Help keep heat on Mars Express through data mining

Ancient Mars bombardment likely enhanced life-supporting habitat

Scientists study gypsum to better understand water on Mars

Scientists find Mars surface replica in India

Martian winds slowly build enormous mounds over billions of years

Rover takes on steepest slope ever tried on Mars

'Mixed Reality' Technology Brings Mars to Earth

NASA's 'Spaceport of the Future' Reaches Another Milestone

Opportunity moves to new locations to the southwest

NASA: Manned mission to Mars still 'long way' off

Mars Express keeps watch on frosty Martian valleys

HiRISE: 45,000 Mars Orbits and Counting

ExoMars performing flawlessly

Opportunity Rover Goes Back Downhill

MHI signs H-IIA launch deal for UAE Mars mission

China's aim to explore Mars

New Gravity Map Gives Best View Yet Inside Mars

Space plays important role for Italy's development: Finmeccanica CEO

ExoMars probe imaged en route to Mars

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