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Blue Patches on Mars are not Signs of Water

Blue Patches on Mars are not Signs of Water

European Space Agency has cleared doubts over blue patches seen in image of Mars captured by its Mars Express orbiter. The agency said on its website that the blue regions are in fact dark sediments distributed on the Red Planet by high speed winds.

Researchers have been claiming for long the existence of water on the Red Planet, but the fact is that the temperature on the planet is so low that nearly all the water there is frozen solid.

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NASA Challenges People to Come Up With Designs for Mars Habitat

NASA Challenges People to Come Up With Designs for Mars Habitat

The space agency NASA has asked public to submit designs for a Mars habitat. NASA, along with the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, is holding a competition to design and build a 3-D printed habitat for deep space explorations like journey to Mars.

The multi-phase 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge has been specifically designed to advance the additive construction technology that is needed to develop sustainable housing solutions for earth and beyond.

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Alyssa Carson could be First Human on Mars

Alyssa Carson could be First Human on Mars

At the age of 13, Alyssa Carson is determined to be the first person to visit the Red Planet. It is her dream to be on Mars, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is taking her dream seriously. According to NASA, Alyssa has a chance to be a part of a Mars mission. The girl from Louisiana could be what NASA is looking for, as she has attended all three space camps of the space agency.

Alyssa has spent nine years of her life in training to become an astronaut in the hope to be the first person to blast her way off to Mars.

ISRO Releases 3D Image of Mars

ISRO Releases 3D Image of Mars

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has released a 3D image of Mars. The image was generated from multiple pictures taken by MOM's Mars Color Camera on September 28, which were captured from an altitude of nearly 74,500 km. ISRO said that the recent image is an expanded form of the 2D image of Mars that was released earlier.

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Maven reaches Mars to Unravel the Mystery behind its Air

Maven reaches Mars to Unravel the Mystery behind its Air

On Sunday evening, NASA's latest Mars spacecraft, Martian Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven), reached Mars to lift the lid from the secret behind what happened to Red Planet's air.

Mission controllers received a reply from Maven after a 33-minute engine firing at about 10:25 p. m. Eastern time that the spacecraft was in orbit around Mars.

Maven will take six-weeks to turn on and check systems on the spacecraft and to move it to its final orbit. After that the spacecraft will take full measurements of the dynamics of Mars's upper atmosphere.

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Four Planets Set for Sky Delight in May

Four Planets Set for Sky Delight in May

Astronomers have said that this month will be a delight for skywatchers as they would be able to see four different planets near the end of May. Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are all set to be visible across the sky. They all will follow the same path as our Sun follows during three days.

Mercury will provide a rarest appearance this month. It never becomes possible to sight Mercury because it orbits the sun so closely that the naked eye cannot spot it. Skygazers will be able to spot Mercury as a small, yellow or orange dot after 45 minutes to an hour of sun set.

Rare Meteorite Contains Plethora of Data about Mars

Rare Meteorite Contains Plethora of Data about Mars

A rare meteorite from Red Planet has disclosed many secrets about the planet ranging from its origin and age.

The 4.4 billion-year-old meteorite was found in the Sahara desert, which has been studied by a group of researchers from Florida State University. Lead researcher Munir Humayun was of the view that the meteorite contains massive amount of data about Mars.

Mars Land Shows Signs of Explosive Super volcano Eruption in Past

Mars Land Shows Signs of Explosive Super volcano Eruption in Past

After the latest discoveries on the Arabia Terra Region of Mars, scientists are of the view that a super volcano in the past changed the appearance of the red planet.

The layered material found on the planet seems to be the remains of a super volcano, which is capable of producing over 240 cubic miles of material. The shape of the crater found in this region is very unusual and is dubbed as Eden Patera.

Oxygen existed on Earth Much Earlier Than Assumed

Oxygen existed on Earth Much Earlier Than Assumed

A new study had presented some new conclusions in front of the world. The study suggests that Oxygen might have covered the atmosphere of the Earth, a million of years earlier than it was believed previously.

The fact that helps in justifying the statement is that life akin to modern plants, which is dependent on sunlight, had evolved at a very earlier stage in the history of Earth. The findings also possessed the implications for extraterrestrial life too.

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