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Mars study yields clues to possible cradle of life

The discovery of evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars identifies an area on the planet that may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth. A recent international report examines observations by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of massive deposits in a basin on southern Mars. The ...

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SpaceX’s Mars Plans Hit a Pothole. Up Next: the Moon?

It’s been less than a year since Elon Musk announced his plans to settle humans on Mars during a talk in Guadalajara, Mexico. On stage at the International Astronautical Congress, the billionaire invoked the lore of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Battlestar Galactica while describing a massive passenger ship ...

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Put People on Mars by 2033—for the Good of the Nation

Could America be the first country to put humans on Mars? Should it be? And is it a race we can win? WIRED OPINION About Norm Augustine is the former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin. Captain Mark Kelly (USN, Ret.) (@ShuttleCDRKelly) is a former NASA astronaut who flew four ...

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Elon Musk Announces His Plan to Colonize Mars and Save Humanity

Elon Musk wants to go to Mars. And he wants you—especially if you are a NASA string-puller or deep-pocketed futurist—to help him get there. Sporting Tony Stark facial hair, Musk outlined SpaceX‘s plan today at the 67th annual International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico. It involves a slew of new ...

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Veins on Mars were formed by evaporating ancient lakes

Mineral veins found in Mars’s Gale Crater were formed by the evaporation of ancient Martian lakes, a new study has shown. The research, by Mars Science Laboratory Participating Scientists at The Open University and the University of Leicester, used the Mars Curiosity rover to explore Yellowknife Bay in Gale Crater ...

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