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People Pretended This Dome Was On Mars For Eight Months, God Bless 'Em

Looking through the dome’s small porthole, the only view was of a barren field of red rocks. The astronauts ate freeze-dried food and shared cramped quarters for eight months to further space exploration, only venturing out to the alien landscape wearing spacesuits. At the end of the claustrophobic mission, they were greeted with a “Back to Earth” celebration.


Japan Plans To Explore Martian Moons With Asteroid-Probing Tech

Countries are scrambling to get to Mars in a good ol’ fashioned space race. But focus might be shifting to the red planet’s two moons. According to reports, Japan announced plans yesterday to bring its asteroid-probing technology to the tiny Martian satellites.


An Inside Look At The Construction Of NASA's Next Mission To Mars

Preparations for NASA’s next mission to Mars are kicking into high gear. And the technology the space agency is building for the Martian lander slated to launch in 2016 is enough to make science fiction fans foam at the mouth.


SpaceX Just Dropped These Amazing Retro Mars Travel Posters

Everybody wants to go to Mars these days, not least of all Elon Musk, who might very well be hoping to retire there after he turns into a cyborg. But for those of you who haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, SpaceX just dropped some travel posters of the Red Planet to entice you.


The UAE Will Lead The First Arab Mission To Mars

The list of countries that have mounted successful missions to Mars is not exactly long: the US and Russia, as you’d expect, and more recently India. But now the United Arab Emirates has an ambitious plan to enter the race as soon as 2020.


Watch The Sun Go Down On Mars

At the end of another long day examining rocks on Mars, Curiosity stopped for a moment to watch the sun go down — the first time in 956 sunsets that the rover has watched it in colour.


Curiosity Has A Rock Wedged In Its Wheel

Like any vehicle, Curiosity’s wheels have to roll over whatever lies in its path. Sadly, that path isn’t always smooth: Now, the rover has a chunk of rock wedged in one of the grooves of its wheels.


NASA Says Nobody's Getting To Mars Without Its Help

NASA really wants humans make it to Mars, and it also really wants to be the one that gets us there. In fact, NASA administrator Charles Bolden went so far as to say that “No commercial company without the support of NASA and government is going to get to Mars.”


I Really Want To Hike Across This Landscape, But It's On Mars

This aerial view shows all kinds of exposed geological features that are waiting to be explored: long rugged ridges, plunging great craters and even the occasional wide flat plain. Sadly, it’s at least 54 million kilometres away.


These Martian Flows Could Be Caused By Seeping Water

This image shows a geological feature know as recurring slope lineae on the surface of Mars. These flows, which occur seasonally, are suspected by NASA to be the result of seeping water.


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