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Interview: NASA’s Adam Steltzner Talks Perseverance, 10 iPhones in a Box, and Why We Shouldn’t Colonize Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover is set to touch down on Mars this week, and we had the opportunity to talk to one of the people who had a hand in bringing this mission to fruition. Adam Steltzner is the chief engineer ...

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China’s Tianwen-1 Spacecraft Arrives in Orbit of Mars

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Space around Mars is much busier than usual right now. The red planet made a close pass of Earth last summer, and numerous space agencies ...

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NASA’s InSight Lander Finds Mars Magnetic Field Is 10 Times Stronger Than Expected

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Mars of today is an arid and (presumably) lifeless world. That was not always the case, though. Evidence from Curiosity and other missions proves ...

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After 15 Years, NASA Officially Ends Opportunity Mission on Mars

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA’s Opportunity rover far exceeded all expectations, but it’s finally time to say goodbye. The agency confirmed today that the mission has officially ended. After ...

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Curiosity Snaps New Mars Selfie Before Setting Course for New Location

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Curiosity rover has already made history after covering the most ground on another planet and helping scientists reconstruct the geological history of Mars. While ...

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NASA Unveils Mars Rover Concept With Detachable Science Lab

NASA is aiming to have humans on Mars in the next few decades, even if that comes with more risk than we originally thought. Just getting there is only the first challenge. Humans have to be able to survive and ...

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This Week in Space: Metal on Mars, Hydrogen Inside Enceladus, and a Meteoric Near-Miss

We didn’t get pasted by that asteroid that sailed through Wednesday, which is arguably a good thing. Discovered in 2014, it was due to pass by Earth at a close but safe distance, which it won’t do again for another ...

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Mars may be slowly crushing Phobos into a planetary ring

Share This article Moons are weird. Sometimes they’re pulled out of a peaceful path through space, falling easily into orbit around a planet. Other times, they’re ripped out of the substance of the planet itself by an enormous collision, as a ...

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NASA solves the mystery of Mars’ missing atmosphere

Share This article After decades of work, NASA believes it has solved one of the most fundamental questions of how Mars became the dusty, barren planet that it is today. Over the past 15 years, rovers like Spirit, Opportunity, and ...

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Hershey’s, Mars making Kind-esque snack bars

Goodnessknows snack bars will hit stores this summer. Enlarge Hershey Hershey has introduced Brookside Fruit and Nut Bars. Enlarge Meet the newest bars hitting the market. America’s two top candy makers now say they want you to eat healthier. Seeking ...

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