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April 28, 2017

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April 28, 2017

Apr. 1, 2017 — Following a new NASA bill, passed in March by the US Congress and which authorizes $19.5 billion spending for space exploration in 2017, manned missions to Mars are closer to reality than ever ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Research into space farming has resulted in numerous Earth-based advances (e.g., LED lighting for greenhouse and vertical farm applications; new seed potato propagation techniques, etc.) There are ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Solar wind and radiation are responsible for stripping the Martian atmosphere, transforming Mars from a planet that could have supported life billions of years ago into a frigid desert world, ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3 million years during the final peak of activity, about 50 million years ago. The last volcanic activity there ceased about 50 million ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — Researchers have developed a model that suggests that debris that was pushed into space from an asteroid or other body slamming into Mars around 4.3 billion years ago and alternates between becoming ... read more

Mar. 17, 2017 — Kirby Runyon wants to make one thing clear: regardless of what one prestigious scientific organization says to the contrary, Pluto is a planet. So, he says, is Europa, commonly known as a moon of ... read more

Mar. 12, 2017 — A regional dust storm currently swelling on Mars follows unusually closely on one that blossomed less than two weeks earlier and is now dissipating, as seen in daily global weather monitoring by ... read more

Mar. 12, 2017 — New images of Saturn's tiny moon, Pan, were taken on March 7, 2017, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These images are the closest images ever taken of Pan and will help to characterize its ... read more

Mar. 12, 2017 — A new technological application of interplanetary radar has successfully located spacecraft orbiting the moon -- one active, and one dormant. This new technique could assist planners of future moon ... read more

Research Uncovers Potential Health Risks of Travel to Mars

Mar. 8, 2017 — Using mice transplanted with human stem cells, a research team has demonstrated for the first time that the radiation encountered in deep space travel may increase the risk of leukemia in ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — A new article details the clay mineralogy of sediment from Lake Towuti, Indonesia, using a technique called visible to near-infrared (VNIR) spectroscopy. VNIR measures the signature of reflected ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — Mars may have been a wetter place than previously thought, according to research on simulated Martian ... read more

Mar. 2, 2017 — Two separate investigations determine that microorganisms can survive on the surface of Mars, and deep in its ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — NASA is developing a new family of flexible heat-shield systems with a woven carbon-fiber base material, and is using X-rays to test the ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — As NASA prepares for its journey to Mars, one researcher is investigating why so many astronauts suffer from poorer vision after they return to ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — Mars' mantle may be more complicated than previously thought, report researchers. Their report documents geochemical changes over time in the lava flows of Elysium, a major martian volcanic ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — An area on Mars that appears to have been flooded in the past offers a prime target to search for past life forms on the Red ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — This image was taken at 3:38 a.m. EST on Feb. 9, 2017, when the spacecraft was 75 million miles (120 million kilometers) from Earth and 419 million miles (675 million kilometers) from Jupiter. With ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — In a long-term experiment on the International Space Station, researchers studied how the extreme conditions in space affect algae. These research findings could benefit industrial applications and ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — The CO2 level in Mars' primitive atmosphere 3.5 billion years ago was too low for sediments, such as those found by NASA's Curiosity exploration vehicle in areas like the Gale Crater on the ... read more

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