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    [Science] Terraforming Mars with strange silica blanket could let plants thrive – AI

    [Science] Terraforming Mars with strange silica blanket could let plants thrive – AI

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    A simple way to terraform Mars could help make it suitable for humansLavaHive By Leah CraneNurturing life on Mars may be as simple as bringing a thin blanket of superlight silica. Aerogel, a lightweight material made mostly of air, could be used to heat up the ground and protect it from harmful radiation while allowing…
    [Science] Unique chance to confirm there is methane – and perhaps life – on Mars – AI

    [Science] Unique chance to confirm there is methane – and perhaps life – on...

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    Is there methane on Mars?NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS By Daniel CossinsNASA’s Curiosity rover has sniffed out methane on Mars again – and this time it offers a unique opportunity to confirm that the Red Planet’s atmosphere really does contain the gas, which is usually produced by living things. The latest measurement, taken last week at Gale Crater, is…
    [Science] Mars meteorite assault stopped 500 million years earlier than thought – AI

    [Science] Mars meteorite assault stopped 500 million years earlier than thought – AI

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    The surface of Mars, with southern highlands coloured orangeNASA/JPL-Caltech By Donna LuA period of intense meteorite assaults on the inner solar system may have stopped far earlier than we thought. Now there’s evidence to suggest that giant asteroid and comet strikes on Mars stopped 4.48 billion years ago, allowing it to develop conditions favourable to…
    [Science] NASA’s InSight lander on Mars has felt its first marsquakes – AI

    [Science] NASA’s InSight lander on Mars has felt its first marsquakes – AI

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    NASA’s InSight lander has its ear to the groundNASA/JPL-Caltech By Leah CraneMars is shaking. NASA’s InSight lander has detected its first marsquake, a rumbling from the planet’s interior, and it may have felt three more. These quakes could help us learn how much water is hiding deep within the planet. InSight landed on Mars in…
    [Science] Largest dust storm on Mars ever recorded may reveal why it’s so dry – AI

    [Science] Largest dust storm on Mars ever recorded may reveal why it’s so dry...

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    A dust storm on Mars photographed by the European Space Agency’s Mars ExpressSA/Roscosmos/CaSSIS, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO By Leah CraneDust storms on Mars aren’t all about dust — they’re also full of water. A satellite orbiting Mars has taken the most detailed measurements yet of how these rare events trap water at lower altitudes, which…
    [Science] Curiosity is entering what may be the best area to find life on Mars – AI

    [Science] Curiosity is entering what may be the best area to find life on...

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    Curiosity is on the hunt for signs of Martian lifeNASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS By Leah CraneNASA’s Curiosity rover is just beginning to explore what may be the best region on Mars for life to flourish now or in the past, according to a new analysis of the kind of Martian clays it will study. Patricia Craig at the Planetary…
    [Science] Water on Mars is probably too cold and salty for life as we know it – AI

    [Science] Water on Mars is probably too cold and salty for life as we...

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    Mars is an unfriendly placeNASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ. By Leah CraneThere are certain areas on Mars where we don’t dare tread. NASA forbids spacecraft from visiting spots that possibly host liquid water where life might be able to thrive, for fear of contaminating Mars with Earth microbes. But an analysis of the salty liquids on…
    [NEWS] Mars helicopter bound for the Red Planet takes to the air for the first time Loganspace

    [NEWS] Mars helicopter bound for the Red Planet takes to the air for the...

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    The Mars 2020 mission is on track for launch next year, and nesting inside the high-tech new rover heading that direction is a high-tech helicopter designed to fly in the planet’s nearly non-existent atmosphere. The actual aircraft that will fly on the Martian surface just took its first flight and its engineers are over the…