Tag Archives: Red Planet

NASA’s ‘Out-Of-The-World’ Mars Rover Concept Kicks Off

NASA has unveiled next Mars Rover described as “Out of the World” research station destined for the red planet in 2020 in search of aliens or microbial life beneath the water sources found already with its unique capability to collect core samples and possibly return them Earth in the future. The rover will conduct geological assessments of its landing site ...

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Curiosity Finds Lake Rock Layers; What Happened on Mars to Turn So Dry Now?

NASA’s Curiosity rover exploring Mars surface has uncovered in detail about an ancient lake environment on Mars that offered favorable conditions for microbial life or alien life as it is being regarded now. The lake in Mars’ Gale Crater was seen stratified, with oxidant-rich shallows and oxidant-poor depths and it offered offered multiple types of microbe-friendly environments, said NASA. Previous ...

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Cave Crab on Mars? Blame it on Pareidolia Phenomenon

An image sent by the Mars rover Curiosity has raised enough curiosity among the alien life believers that the Mars Cave Crab points out life structures in ancient Mars planet. This is the full screen version of the raw image sent by the Mars rover Curiosity. The high-resolution image from the Mars rover Curiosity, taken on July 29, 2014, includes ...

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NASA Scientist Develops New Aerodynamic Plane to Test Land on Mars

NASA has developed its first boomerang shaped aircraft to lan on Mars surface in its lookout for future landing sites on Mars, which will be sent later this year. The prototype spacecraft buillt with Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design called Prandtl-m will be launched from a high altitude of 100,000 feet altitude to replicate the surface conditions similar on the Red ...

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Mars Probe MAVEN of NASA Completes 1000 Orbits in 200 Days

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) probe – the first mission ever devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere – has completed 1,000 orbits around the Red Planet, in its first 200 days of 365-day designated mission. MAVEN is in its science mapping orbit and has been collecting data since the start of its primary mission on November 16, ...

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Nitrogen, Water Traces on Mars Show Life Was Possible in Ancient Red Planet

The nitrogen sample analysis of Curiosity findings could have made it possible for life organism to survive on Mars. Since┬áthe nitrogen found on Mars doesn’t show any evidence of life as the surface of Mars is inhospitable for living organism, the researchers believe┬áthat the nitrates found on Mars are ancient, and could have come from non-biological processes like meteorite impacts ...

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‘Seed’ Wins Right to Send First Living Organisms to Mars

The Portuguese team, Seed, won the right to send first living organisms to the red planet Mars, declared the Mars One Dutch non-profit foundation on Tuesday. The competition Mars One was won by the team of young scientists from the northern Portuguese city of Porto, 300 km north of capital Lisbon the competition based on an online public vote that ...

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Team of Students Plans to Grow Lettuce on Red Planet

A team of British students emerges with a vision of growing lettuce in Mars, the red planet. The seven students from the University of Southampton Spaceflight Society plan to market it as #LettuceOnMars. The team of students have designed a greenhouse that could travel with the Mars One lander in 2018 and grow lettuce on the planet’s surface. Lettuce has ...

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NASA engineers developing HIAD, new inflatable heat shield technology, for manned Mars mission

NASA researchers have found a way to land future large spacecrafts meant for Mars landing with a lightweight inflatable heat shield similar to a stacking ring used in toys. Engineers from Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia are working on the concept of an inflatable spacecraft technology to develop a heat shield that looks larger with huge rings. Known as ...

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UFO Enthusiasts See Alien ‘Coffin’ on Mars, Turn to NASA

For a person with a hammer in hand, every object looks like a nail and so is it for enthusiasts of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) who think that they have spotted an object that looks like a coffin on the Martian surface and they posted it on YouTube.   \ In the video, though it is difficult to spot the ...

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