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MarsLiving and Dying on Mars
Bethesda MD (SPX) May 16, 2013 – The Website, Mars-One.com has posted an interesting Want Ad: “Mars 2023: Inhabitants Wanted – Mars One will establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. We invite you to participate by sharing our vision with your friends, and, perhaps, by becoming the next Mars astronaut yourself.” In 2011, two Dutch entrepreneurs founded the Mars One venture with the goal of establishing a human settl … more

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NASA Curiosity Rover Team Selects Second Drilling Target on Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 13, 2013 – The team operating NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has selected a second target rock for drilling and sampling. The rover will set course to the drilling location in coming days. This second drilling target, called “Cumberland,” lies about nine feet (2.75 meters) west of the rock where Curiosity’s drill first touched Martian stone in February. Curiosity took the first rock sample ever collecte … more

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And Now For The Weather On Mars
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 10, 2013 – Snowstorms lashing down at the northern hemisphere of Mars during the icy cold winters may be predicted several weeks in advance, say researchers from the Tohoku University in Sendai (Japan) and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Katlenburg-Lindau (Germany) in their newest publication. For the first time, the scientists’ calculations show a connection between these … more

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Buzz Aldrin says US must colonize Mars
Washington (AFP) May 8, 2013 – Buzz Aldrin, the American astronaut who was the second man to walk on the Moon, said Wednesday that the United States must lead the way toward building a permanent settlement on Mars. Speaking at a conference of space experts in the US capital, the 83-year-old said the United States should apply what it learned decades ago by reaching the moon toward building a new colony on the Red Planet. … more

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Landing is key puzzle in Mars trip plans: experts
Washington (AFP) May 8, 2013 – Landing astronauts safely on Mars is one of the biggest technological hurdles for any future manned mission to the Red Planet, even more complicated than last year’s daring rover touchdown. NASA dazzled observers by landing the one-ton Curiosity rover on Mars in August in a high-speed operation using a sky crane and supersonic parachute, but experts say the task would be even more challengin … more


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New analysis suggests wind, not water, formed mound on Mars
Princeton NJ (SPX) May 08, 2013 – A roughly 3.5-mile high Martian mound that scientists suspect preserves evidence of a massive lake might actually have formed as a result of the Red Planet’s famously dusty atmosphere, an analysis of the mound’s features suggests. If correct, the research could dilute expectations that the mound holds evidence of a large body of water, which would have important implications for understand … more