Is there life on Mars?
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Jan 25, 2013 – Scientists believe that a large crater, which has been discovered on Mars, might have been a lake several billion years ago. A space vehicle, which NASA sent to explore Mars, has discovered layers of clay and carbonate minerals in the walls of this crater. These substances may form in the ground only after the contact with water. This crater, which has received the name of McLaughlin, is o … more

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Thawing Dry Ice Drives Groovy Action On Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 25, 2013 – Researchers using NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter see seasonal changes on far-northern Martian sand dunes caused by warming of a winter blanket of frozen carbon dioxide. Earth has no naturally frozen carbon dioxide, though pieces of manufactured carbon-dioxide ice, called “dry ice,” sublime directly from solid to gas on Earth, just as the vast blankets of dry ice do on Mars. A driving f … more

Solar eruption heading toward Earth
Greenbelt, Md. (UPI) Jan 24, 2013 – A coronal mass ejection from the sun is headed toward the Earth after erupting Wednesday morning and should arrive here in one to three days, NASA reported. Observations from the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory and ESA/NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, operated by NASA and the European Space Agency, show the CME left the sun at speeds of around 375 miles per second, a … more