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  • Mars Colony Concept
    Why aren't we on Mars yet?
    Decades ago, while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were first walking on the Moon, a panel of experts called the Space Task Group was putting together recommendations for what America should do in space next. One of those was a human expedition to...
  • SLS Booster
    Will We Ever Return to the Moon?
    The 19th century American humorist Mark Twain once made an observation that might help explain why the U.S. Space program has seemingly stagnated; why, nearly a half-century after Apollo 11 landed on the moon, we have not only not gone back to the...
  • View from the Spirit rover looking toward Husband Hill
    Spirit rover: more evidence for ancient hot springs on Mars
    The Spirit rover may have finished its journey a long time ago, but there is still plenty of data to go through and analyze, and continued study of that data has provided more evidence for one of the rover’s most significant findings:...
  • Aurora Borealis and Australis
    Mysterious dust cloud detected around Mars
    Two unexpected phenomena have been observed in the Martian atmosphere by NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft: an unexplained high-altitude dust cloud and an aurora that reaches well into the Martian atmosphere.It...
  • Mars may have harbored life, at one time had an Atlantic-sized ocean: NASA study
    Mars may have harbored life, at one time had an Atlantic-sized ocean: NASA study
    A new study released by NASA scientists indicates that Mars may have been home to lots and lots of water at one time. In fact, the study shows that at one time in the far distant past, Mars may have even had an ocean the size of, or maybe even...
  • The Big Bang Theory is in it's 8th season
    'Big Bang Theory' Season 8 Episode 17: 'The Colonization Application' recap
    The following recap of "The Big Bang Theory" from tonight, March 5, may contain spoilers about the wildly popular television show. The episode titled "The Colonization Application," starts off with a hilarious scene between Amy...
  • Methane found on Mars and Titan offers new clues to posible extraterrestial life
    Methane found on Mars and Titan offers new clues to posible extraterrestial life
    Just as NASA’s Curiosity rover has confirmed the presence of methane on Mars, hinting that life may have existed there, another study released by Cornell University revealed that researchers there have formed “a methane-based, oxygen...
  • Mars Curiosity
    Pat Robertson attacks NASA Mars exploration, says God did not create aliens
    According to a Wednesday story in Salon, Pat Robertson, a televangelist and former presidential candidate, took to the airwaves on his “700 Club” and choose to inveigh against NASA in general and the exploration of Mars in specific. He...
  • Future astronauts on the moon
    Cruz NASA space hearings highlight Mars vs. moon controversy
    The Washington Post noted on Tuesday that the recent hearings concerning the future of space exploration and commercial space held by Sen. Ted Cruz’s Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness highlighted a persistent conflict...
  • Stephen Hawking NASA
    Stephen Hawking says colonizing other planets best hope for humanity's survival
    Space might be a whole lot more than just the final frontier. According to Stephen Hawking, we need to start looking at space as our best bet for prolonging mankind's survival. TheIndependent reported on Feb. 20, that Hawking was giving a tour...
  • Boot and glove found on Mars photo
    Who left a boot and glove on Mars? (Photo)
    A NASA photograph of Mars appears to show a boot and glove lying on the surface of the Red Planet. How did they get there? The raw photo, uploaded to the NASA/JPL public website on Feb. 18, clearly shows two objects which, not only don't look...
  • Why conspiracy theories exist and why NASA gets no respect
    Why conspiracy theories exist and why NASA gets no respect
    In an article published Feb. 17 we see, once again, that amateur astronomers have observed something interesting and NASA is nowhere to be seen. An amateur astronomer in West Chester, Pa. observed an unusual event while telescopically viewing Mars...
  • Astronauts selected to live on Mars
    Astronauts selected to live on Mars
    Mars One announced they have selected 100 candidates eligible to live on Mars. The Mars 100 Round Three candidates consists of 50 men and 50 women from around the world who passed the second round. The next rounds will focus on composing teams...
  • Mars mystery plumes: Haze over Red Planet 100 kilometers above atmosphere
    Mars mystery plumes: Haze over Red Planet 100 kilometers above atmosphere
    Amateur astronomers were the first to notice what appeared to be vaporous plumes extending out past the regular atmospheric shell around Mars back in 2012. They were massive. They were roughly 100 kilometers (62 miles) above the highest reaches of...
  • Mars plume discovered hig above the red planet
    Mars plume: Scientists baffled over shape-shifting plumes seen twice over Mars
    Two plumes observed over Mars on two separate occasions have scientists baffled today as to what is causing this phenomenon. These strange plumes over the red planet were discovered by amateur astronomers and they have never been observed by the...