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NASA picks 3 top spots for a Mars landing

NASA has whittled down its choices for its next Mars landing site to three spots, including the hills where the space agency’s Spirit rover roamed a decade ago. The Columbia Hills are among the three finalists because the silica deposits … Continue reading

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Make-believe mission to Mars begins in Hawaii

Six volunteers – including two with connections to Washington state – have begun eight months of being cooped up in a Hawaii habitat that’s meant to simulate life on Mars. The Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation project, known as HI-SEAS, is one … Continue reading

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Who would you go to Mars with? Here’s a list

A just-for-fun survey suggests that three out of every 10 Americans have thought about going to Mars, and almost half of them have thought about it more seriously after the presidential election. The finding come from an online survey conducted … Continue reading

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Curiosity rover fleshes out picture of old Mars

Scientists say they’re putting together the puzzle pieces provided by NASA’s Curiosity rover to get a better picture of how the outlook for habitability on Mars brightened and dimmed over the course of billions of years. “We see all the … Continue reading

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Mars One postpones its Red Planet plan

Remember Mars One? Four years ago, a Dutch-based venture said it would take advantage of reality-show revenue to send crews on the Red Planet in 2023. Now the date is 2032 – but it remains to be seen whether Mars One … Continue reading

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How to get water on Mars? Cook it out of the soil

Scientists say there’s enough water in just one region of Mars to fill up Lake Superior – if only it could be extracted from subsurface ice. So how can future Red Planet settlers take advantage of those deposits to produce the drinkable … Continue reading

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Red Planet tech plays a role in ‘Mars’ TV show

The Red Planet mission that’s depicted in National Geographic Channel’s “Mars” miniseries may be purely fictional, but it draws upon decades’ worth of technological development for real-life interplanetary odysseys. One of the technologies was proposed by researchers at the University … Continue reading

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