Mars - Antarctica Connection

The incredible blue dunes on the red planet: NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal strange sand patterns Jun 20, 2018
As the atmosphere of Mars is cold and thin, water-ice clouds can form despite the limited amount of water vapour compared to Earth.But until now, it had been thought that any snow precipitation that fell from these clouds did so as slowly settling pa... read more
Train For Your Mars Mission With Astronaut Chris Hadfield The former International Space Station commander is teaching a MasterClass on space exploration Apr 24, 2018
Astronaut Chris Hadfield has logged 4,000 hours in space. But his career may be defined by the five-minute, 30-second cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” that he filmed in 2013. The cover is so good that Bowie himself sung Hadfield’s praises in a F... read more
Boeing boss Dennis Muilenburg challenges Elon Musk in a race to Mars and claims he will even bring the billionaire's Tesla Roadster BACK from space Apr 13, 2018
Mr Muilenburg joked that Boeing may return Elon Musk's Tesla to Earth The Boeing CEO also claimed the company will put humans on Mars in a decade This is a very similar timescale to Elon Musk's SpaceX programme His comments reignite the rivalry... read more
Gene therapy may help astronauts going to Mars resist deadly radiation Apr 7, 2018
An international group of researchers has come up with a new plan to help astronauts survive high-level radiation in space – and even get them to Mars without the deadly exposure expected during three years of space travel.It is estimated that a retu... read more
NASA's InSight mission will give Mars a long-overdue 'health checkup' The InSight mission is scheduled to launch this spring. Mar 14, 2018
The primary goal of the InSight mission — now scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California between May 5 and June 8 — is to give scientists a better understanding of how a once lush Mars evolved into the dusty and seemingl... read more
Trump: U.S. is going to Mars 'very soon' Mar 14, 2018
'Under President Donald Trump, America will lead in space again and the world will marvel' Pence said. 'Our National Space Council will help our nation re-energize the pioneering spirit of America' he continued. 'And it will ensure that America ne... read more
As the ice sheets of Antarctica continue to melt, experts believe that the lessening snow is revealing a mysterious truth about the South Pole. Mar 9, 2018
Does melting snow reveal ancient human settlement in Antarctica? AN ancient civilisation may have lived in Antarctica, some experts claim, after melting snow revealed man-made-looking structures under the ice.... read more
There's Only One Way For Humanity to Survive. Go To Mars. Futurist Michio Kaku sees humans doing ballet on Mars and projecting their brains into the cosmos. And aliens? Oh, they're coming. Mar 7, 2018
As a child in Palo Alto, California, he built an atom smasher in the garage. He later became one of the founders of string theory. Today, with his flowing mane of silver locks, Michio Kaku is one of the most recognizable faces of science, with severa... read more
The Atacama, which gets less than 20 millimetres (0.8in) of rainfall a year and can go without rain for decades, is the most similar place on Earth to rocky, barren Mars Feb 26, 2018
Is there life on MARS? Bacteria that has 'rebounded' in the Atacama desert's most arid regions suggest life could survive on the red planet Bacteria have live in the driest regions of the Atacama desert for millions of years They shut down for long... read more
This Martian Crater Has a Weirdly Earth-Like Secret Feb 18, 2018
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity was exploring an uncharted Martian valley last month when it encountered a shockingly familiar sight: Streams of rocks and gravel stretched down the hillside of Perseverance Valley — a roughly 600-foot (183 meters) drop... read more
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