Space agencies are seeking new ways to be prepared for a surgical emergency on a mission to Mars.
today • ~7 min
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The chemical reactions that dust storms on Mars cause indicate that our quest to find life on the red planet may need to go beneath the surface.
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Martian meteorites allow scientists here on Earth to decode that planet's geology, more than a decade before the first missions are scheduled to bring rocks back home from Mars.
June 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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The UAE's Hope project is hailed as a "real step forward" for space exploration in the Arab world.
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To safely explore the solar system and beyond, spaceships need to go faster – nuclear-powered rockets may be the answer
An update of 50-year-old regulations has kickstarted research into the next generation of rockets. Powered by nuclear fission, these new systems could be the key to faster, safer exploration of space.
May 20, 2020 • ~10 min
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Scientists make a surprising discovery about the Red Planet by playing with mud in the laboratory.
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MIT scientists identify first magmas generated in solar system’s building blocks, unexpectedly answering questions about meteorites and formation of rocky planets.
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River delta deposits in Mars' Jezero crater formed on and off for 400,000 years—long enough to record evidence of ancient life, new research shows.
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