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Sometimes the impossible turns out to be not so impossible. From satellite data, an international team of scientists has discovered frost forming on top of the tallest volcanic mountains in the solar system on Mars. The snag is that it shouldn't be there at all.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: ESA, Mars, Water
A massive volcano has been hiding in plain sight on Mars, says new research. Not only is its sheer size noteworthy, but the team believes it might also harbor glacial ice that could be critical for further exploration and Martian settlements.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Mars, Martian soil, Mars Express, Mars Orbiter Mission, volcano, Ice, Geophysics, Astronomy
To address the prospect of parched astronauts on Mars, NASA is considering a new proposal. The agency may develop a method of using synthetic biology to remove toxic perchlorates from Martian ice deposits, thus making water from those deposits suitable for drinking by humans.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: NASA, Mars, Water
At the Paris Air Show, the space agencies of France, Germany and Japan signed an agreement that will allow a robotic Franco-German rover aboard Japan's Martian Moon eXploration (MMX) mission and land it on the surface of the Martian moon Phobos.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: DLR, JAXA, Mars
Dust devils are a common occurrence on Mars, but Perseverance has now captured one from up close for the first time. The NASA rover recorded video from right inside the dust devil, as well as the first audio of the phenomenon on the Red Planet.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Mars, perseverance, Weather, NASA, Audio, Video
Humans might not be the first lifeforms in the solar system to face the threat of their own activity changing the climate of their home planet. A new model suggests that ancient Mars was once habitable enough to support methane-producing microbes, and they may have wiped themselves out by causing irreparable damage to the Red Planet’s atmosphere.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Mars,


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