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Mars Expected To Reach Closest Distance To Earth In Over A Decade

Our red planetary neighbour will soon be even closer and brighter as Mars is set to be in opposition, which will put it at its closest distance from the Earth since 2005.


New Mars Portrait Reveals Strange Changes To The Planet's Surface

Mars is nearing its closest approach to us in a decade, so Hubble took that opportunity to capture a brand new up-close look at the red planet. And in the process, it captured some intriguing changes.


Traces Of Ancient 'Mega-Tsunamis' Discovered On Mars

Mars once featured a vast ocean that covered its northern hemisphere. New evidence suggests this Martian sea experienced at least two “mega-tsunamis” that were triggered by meteor impacts. Traces of these cataclysmic events can still be seen on the Martian surface, and they could still contain traces of ancient life.


NASA Wants To Build A Magnetic Force Field And A Deep Sleep Chamber For Astronauts On Mars

A self-assembling space habitat, a deep sleep chamber to shuttle astronauts on long journeys and a protective magnetic force field are the latest projects NASA is embarking on.


Europe And Russia Push Back Next Mars Rover Mission To 2020

Space agencies in Europe and Russia have sadly announced that their next mission to the surface of Mars with a rover will be delayed by two years, from 2018 to 2020.


This Is How Much SpaceX Will Charge To Send Your Satellite To Orbit

SpaceX has released some new information on what it will cost you to send a satellite into orbit aboard their Falcon 9 or Falcon 9 Heavy rockets. The damage? Anywhere from $US62 million ($80.8 million) to $US90 million ($117.3 million).


We Just Solved One Of The Biggest Mysteries About How Water Flows On Mars

Researchers just uncovered an incredible fact about liquid water on Mars. It’s not just flowing; it’s also boiling. And that discovery also solves one of the major mysteries about the surface of the red planet.


SpaceX Is Sending A Red Dragon Spacecraft To Mars In 2018

SpaceX has been teasing potential Mars plans for a while now, but the company just announced a launch date — and it’s soon. They plan to launch to the surface of Mars in 2018.


New 'Image Enhance' Lets Satellites See 5 Centimetre Objects On Mars

Researchers have developed an image enhancement technique that allows them to boost the resolution of satellite images, revealing unprecedented levels of detail on Mars.


It Takes A Serious Structure To Test The World's Most Powerful Rocket

Before any of NASA’s rockets can fly up to space, there’s a lot of testing to be done. Marshall Space Flight Center’s Building 4619 houses the structural testing, but to accommodate NASA’s upcoming Space Launch System, it needed a few upgrades.


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