Could we really terraform Mars?

Could we really terraform Mars?
Don't hold your breath. Paul M. Sutter is an astrophysicist at SUNY Stony Brook and the Flatiron Institute, host of Ask a Spaceman and Space Radio, and …

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Meet SpaceBok: The First Four-Legged Robot Set for Mars

Meet SpaceBok: The First Four-Legged Robot Set for Mars
Though wheeled robots are more stable, legged robots can reach areas that a rolling rover couldn't.

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China wants to build a sustainable human presence on Mars. Here's how.

China wants to build a sustainable human presence on Mars. Here's how.
China is looking at the ways of getting astronauts to Mars and back safely and potentially establishing a long-term presence on the Red Planet. That's …

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Big Hole Bored by China’s Rover May Signal Problems for Bigger Landers

Big Hole Bored by China’s Rover May Signal Problems for Bigger Landers
There is a risk that the hole may collapse the soil beneath the pods according to experts.

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NASA to the Rescue: InSight Mars Lander Gets Ingenious Boost of Energy

NASA to the Rescue: InSight Mars Lander Gets Ingenious Boost of Energy
The Mars lander just got some much needed energy, and it could save it....for a time.

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Perseverance rover marks 100th Mars day on the Red Planet

Perseverance rover marks 100th Mars day on the Red Planet
Perseverance's first 100 sols have been action-packed. NASA's Perseverance rover has now called the Red Planet home for 100 Martian days. The car-sized …

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China’s Zhurong Rover Beams Back Its First Mars Images

China’s Zhurong Rover Beams Back Its First Mars Images
The images and lander separation footage indicate that China's Zhurong rover is functioning well.

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Scientists Simulate Mars Exploration in Hawaiian Lava Tubes

Scientists Simulate Mars Exploration in Hawaiian Lava Tubes
Researchers in Hawaii wear spacesuits in order to simulate off-world conditions.

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China's first Mars rover named 'Zhurong'

China's first Mars rover named 'Zhurong'
China’s first Mars rover will be named Zhurong after a traditional fire god, the government announced Saturday. The rover is aboard the Tianwen-1 …

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NASA's first color photo from the Mars Ingenuity helicopter is... red

NASA's first color photo from the Mars Ingenuity helicopter is... red
They call it the "Red Planet" for a reason, you know. Mars is often referred to as the "Red Planet" because of the rusty, reddish-orange sandscape blanketing the planet. That comes into sharp focus in our first color photo snapped by the Mars Ingenuity helicopter. That was taken about 17 feet above …

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Mars is revealing angel, devil and heart "tattoos" as ice at its south pole vaporizes

Mars is revealing angel, devil and heart "tattoos" as ice at its south pole vaporizes
You know that heart you got tattooed on your hip when you were 18, and were relieved that your parents never found out? Even planets hide tattoos. The …

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NASA lander determines Mars' crust resembles a three-layer cake

NASA lander determines Mars' crust resembles a three-layer cake
Data beamed back to Earth from NASA's InSight lander suggests Mars' crust is composed of three cake-like layers. Anchored near Mars' equator, the …

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Watch Online: Mars Landing

Watch Online: Mars Landing
Upcoming Events Can I ask questions? April 19 3:15 a.m. PDT / 6:15 a.m. EDT Live Broadcast: Mars Helicopter First Test Flight Results Channels that will …

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Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover

The Red Planet rotorcraft headed south in support of furthering research into the potential use of aerial scouts on Mars in the future. READ …

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Martian invasion: Three craft to visit the Red Planet in one month

Martian invasion: Three craft to visit the Red Planet in one month
All three craft were launched from Earth within weeks of each other in 2020, taking advantage of the close proximity of Mars to Earth in their …

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Students Propose Using 'Borebots' to Drill Mars' Polar Ice

Students Propose Using 'Borebots' to Drill Mars' Polar Ice
Though scientists know there might be liquid water underneath Mars's polar ice, there's one big problem when it comes to proving the hypothesis. No …

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This weird exoplanet is re-growing its atmosphere

This weird exoplanet is re-growing its atmosphere
Scientists know that the atmospheres of planets change over time — Mars, for example, is gradually losing its atmosphere as it evaporates into space. …

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A Seismic Event Just Revealed the Inside of Mars

A Seismic Event Just Revealed the Inside of Mars
NASA scientists just peeked into the ultimate depths of Mars for the first time, according to a presentation at the virtual Lunar and Planetary …

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Plans for the first sustainable city on Mars unveiled

Plans for the first sustainable city on Mars unveiled
With plans for the first 'Martian sustainable city' ready to go, it's now just a question of time before humans live on Mars. The new design overall …

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Scientists Unveil Breathtaking Martian City That Can House 250,000 People

Scientists Unveil Breathtaking Martian City That Can House 250,000 People
It's official — a company just drew up plans for the first human city on Mars, according to a press release from ABIBOO. Called Nüwa City, the first …

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Futuristic city renderings on Mars are giving us FOMO already

Futuristic city renderings on Mars are giving us FOMO already
RSVPing now. A team of scientists and ABIBOO design studio made a detailed rendering of a sustainable city on Mars that they're calling Nüma.

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Scientists have measured the core of Mars (and found something unexpected)

Scientists have measured the core of Mars (and found something unexpected)
The NASA InSight mission measures "Marsquakes" and could reveal secrets about the Red Planet and the evolution of our Solar System. Scientists have, …

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Watch NASA’s movie-like trailer for its upcoming Mars helicopter flight

Watch NASA’s movie-like trailer for its upcoming Mars helicopter flight
NASA is just days away from firing up the rotors on its Ingenuity helicopter, a process that should lift it off the Martian surface to become the …

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Why flying NASA's Ingenuity helicopter on Mars is so hard

Why flying NASA's Ingenuity helicopter on Mars is so hard
NASA's Ingenuity could make history in April. UPDATE: April 19, 2021, 12:39 p.m. EDT: NASA's Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, successfully performed its first flight on Monday, April 19. The helicopter flew to a height of 10 feet and stayed airborne for just under 40 seconds. On Earth, humans put more …

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NASA Shared a Photo of a "Sea of Dunes" on Mars, and Wow, Is It Breathtaking

NASA Shared a Photo of a "Sea of Dunes" on Mars, and Wow, Is It Breathtaking
If you find space to be absolutely mind-blowing like me, get a load of this. To celebrate the Odyssey spacecraft's 20-year anniversary orbiting Mars (yes, it's been up there for 20 years), NASA released a breathtaking image of a sea of dunes it discovered on the planet. The false-color image (where …

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