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Recent volcanic activity and hydrothermal minerals on Mars

http://www.avcr.cz/en/media/news-archiv ... s-on-Mars/

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“The 400-metre high cones have also been interpreted as mud volcanoes. But we observed morphological details such as bulging of solidified lava caused by the injection of more recent lava beneath the hardened crust, as well as characteristic surface patterns identical to lava fields on Earth. This reinforces our assumption that we are looking at magmatic rock volcanism, and not liquid mud.”

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Discovery of boron on Mars adds to evidence for habitability

https://phys.org/news/2017-09-discovery ... ility.html

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The discovery of boron on Mars gives scientists more clues about whether life could have ever existed on the planet, according to a paper published today in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

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Ancient lake on Mars was Hospitable enough to support Life

https://www.astrobio.net/news-exclusive ... port-life/

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Comet's 2014 Mars Flyby Caused Most Intense Meteor Shower Ever Recorded

https://www.space.com/38225-comet-sidin ... hower.html

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MAVEN'S observations suggest that the Siding Spring shower boasted about 108,000 meteors per hour at its peak and lasted up to 3 hours, scientists led by Matteo Crismani, of the University of Colorado Boulder

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NASA’s Mars Roomba Begins Mission To Clean Dust From Planet’s Surface

http://www.theonion.com/article/nasas-m ... anet-57059

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Worries about spreading Earth microbes shouldn’t slow search for life on Mars

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We’d assume that any indigenous life on Mars should be much better adapted to Martian stresses than Earth life is, and therefore would outcompete any possible terrestrial newcomers. Microorganisms on Earth have evolved to thrive in challenging environments like salt crusts in the Atacama desert or hydrothermal vents on the deep ocean floor. In the same way, we can imagine any potential Martian biosphere would have experienced enormous evolutionary pressure during billions of years to become expert in inhabiting Mars’ today environments. The microorganisms hitchhiking on our spacecraft wouldn’t stand much of a chance against super-specialized Martians in their own territory.

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Research Sheds New Light on How Earth and Mars Were Created

http://www.astrowatch.net/2017/09/resea ... earth.html

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Large Solar Storm Sparks Global Aurora and Doubles Radiation Levels on the Martian Surface

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/large- ... an-surface

Exactly what it says on the tin, fam.

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3-D Printing for Space Exploration

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Branch Technology is creating a 3-D printing process that can build structures on Mars. Step into their workspace.

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Methane burps on young Mars helped it keep its liquid water

https://www.newscientist.com/article/21 ... uid-water/

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Mars Wiggle Gif

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Did Mars Once Harbor Deep-Sea Cradles of Life?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... s-of-life/

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Satellite observations show possible signs of hydrothermal vents on ancient Martian seabed.

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Alien spaceship? NASA rover spots mysterious object on Mars

http://whdh.com/news/alien-spaceship-na ... t-on-mars/

https://mars.nasa.gov/mer/gallery/all/1 ... 4L7M1.HTML


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Aw shoot.

https://www.reddit.com/r/UFOs/comments/ ... s/djbui61/

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Apparently the rover was near its own entry debris on that date (Sol 348), and was photographing it. Here is another image taken six minutes prior (Mars local time):


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Meltwater From Glaciers May Have Flowed on Ancient Mars

https://www.seeker.com/space/planets/me ... cient-mars

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A study suggests that past temperatures on Mars could have sometimes peaked just above freezing, allowing meltwater to carve out distinctive features.

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A solar-powered asteroid nursery at the orbit of Mars

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/A_Sol ... s_999.html

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NASA Just Discovered a Huge, Twisted Magnetic Tail Hidden Behind Mars

https://www.sciencealert.com/mars-has-a ... olar-winds

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"It's not like the magnetotail found at Venus, a planet with no magnetic field of its own, nor is it like Earth's, which is surrounded by its own internally generated magnetic field. Instead, it is a hybrid between the two."

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Mars’ Electrically Charged Moons Could Mess Up NASA’s Plans

https://www.inverse.com/article/37688-m ... arged-nasa

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Continuing Avalanches

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The Mars 2020 Cruise and Descent Vehicles at JPL Spacecraft Assembly Facility.


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Winters on Mars are shaping the Red Planet's Landscape

https://www.astrobio.net/mars/winters-m ... landscape/

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Is Life Locked in Ice on Mars?

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-bri ... -mars-ice/

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So how about some numbers? “Taking into account the intensity of radiation in the Mars regolith, the data obtained by us makes it possible to assume that hypothetical Mars ecosystems could be conserved in anabiotic state in the surface layer of regolith (protected from UV rays) for at least 1.3-2 million years, at a depth of two meters for no less than 3.3 million years, and at a depth of five meters for at least 20 million years,” Cheptsov said.

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How to Give Mars an Atmosphere, Maybe

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The plan for an artificial Martian magnetosphere may sound “fanciful,” but researchers say that emerging research is starting to show that a miniature magnetosphere can be used to protect humans and spacecraft.

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