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  • Solar System
    Will a mission to Mars affect your memory?
    Orlando's University of Central Florida announced last week that a pair of their professors were given a $900,000 grant from NASA to study how long-term space missions affect the brain. Professors Stephen Fiore and Shawn Burke will study...
  • Hubble snaps the perfect picture of Mars
    Hubble snaps the perfect picture of Mars
    Mars has been the apple of many a space agencies’ eye this year, with the planet being the goal of numerous research missions, as well as the next major destination for an astronaut. The public was treated to a glamour shot of the planet...
  • Ancient Mars
    Evidence from Curiosity rover shows Mars once had oxygen-rich atmosphere
    Mars’ atmosphere is thin and cold, composed primarily of carbon dioxide along with other trace gases and some water vapor. Evidence has continued to mount, however, that the rarified atmosphere we see today once used to be much thicker and...
  • Lunar South Pole
    China's space program to be used to develop technology and economic growth
    Aviation Week reported Monday that China has suggested that its first crewed moon landing will take place in the 2031-36 timeframe. The schedule is somewhat later than the previous estimate, which placed a Chinese moon landing sometime in the...
  • Mars trip
    SpaceX eyes Mars flight
    Space transportation company SpaceX, which eventually wants to colonize Mars, has announced plans to conduct its first test flight to the red planet as early as 2018.The mission will involve sending an unmanned Dragon capsule to Mars and landing...
  • Red Dragon on Mars
    How NASA is aiding the SpaceX flight of the Red Dragon to Mars
    The news yesterday that SpaceX is sending the Red Dragon to the Martian surface as early as 2018 has electrified the aerospace world. The mission would constitute the first private mission across interplanetary space. With the Google Lunar X Prize...
  • Journey to Mars is no longer science fiction.
    Got great ideas for Mars? Apply to NASA
    NASA is soliciting ideas from U.S. industry for designs of a Mars orbiter for potential launch in the 2020s. The satellite would provide advanced communications and imaging, as well as robotic science exploration, in support of NASA’s...
  • Mars issues a pasta sauce warning saying this product is for occasional use!
    Mars issues pasta sauce warning for 'occasional use': Recommends once a week
    The new Mars sauce warning is one for the books. You have heard of warnings on alcohol, cigarettes and even small toys with parts that kids can choke on, but a sauce warning? Mars is ready to warn their customers that some of their sauces are...
  • M&M's display
    M&M's searching for newest peanut candy
    Mars, makers of the wildly popular M&M's line of candies, has announced the search for the next great M&M peanut candy. As a part of the brand's upcoming 75th anniversary celebration, the candy giant has empowered fans with the...
  • New martian gravity map
    Gravity map provides details about the interior of Mars
    Last December, NASA stated that they needed to delay their investigation of what lies beneath the surface of Mars. However, the organization was clearly not backed up too much by this delay because they recently announced the completion of a 16...
  • Label GMO
    Kellogg's and Mars to start labeling GMO ingredients, joining General Mills
    To take effect in July, Vermont's first ever GMO labeling requirements so far include Kellogg's, Mars, and General Mills. Bearing the words “Produced with Genetic Engineering”, the products will begin to roll out nationwide as...
  • Knudsen Ridge
    Opportunity rover begins ‘mountain climbing’ up steep ridge at Endeavour crater
    NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars may have been stealing the spotlight in recent years, but the other rover, Opportunity, is still going strong after 12 long years. Opportunity has survived the harsh environment and various challenges for much...
  • Space Launch System takes off
    Arguments about NASA's Space Launch System depend on temporary assumptions
    Another Internet fight has broken out over whether NASA’s planned heavy-lift Space Launch System is the key to America’s hopes for deep space exploration or whether it is the worst idea ever conceived by human beings. Mary Lynn Dittmar...
  • Growing potatoes on Mars
    Growing potatoes on Mars
    NASA, is looking to the future, by testing to see whether potatoes grown by Aymara Indians in Peru for close to 5,000 years could be cultivated on Mars. The tests, conducted together with Lima's International Potato Center (CIP), will involve...
  • Matt Damon, The Martian
    'The Martian' an upbeat adventure
    Directed by Ridley Scott, "The Martian" tells the tale of Mark Watney (Matt Damon), an astronaut presumed dead and left behind by his crew on the planet Mars after a sudden storm. Only Mark is still very much alive. Tasked with surviving...
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