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This Is How Elon Musk Wants Government To Work On Mars

First Elon Musk wanted to nuke Mars, and now he thinks he knows how democracy there should work. Even though we’re not really that close to colonising the Red Planet, the SpaceX founder has some rather utopian ideas for how a government should work on Mars.


What It Might Be Like To Get Fired On Mars

Video: Losing your job sucks. Losing your job when you live on the Red Planet could really, really suck. This short imagines what it might be like.


Mars Is Making Its Closest Approach To Us In A Decade, Here's How To Watch

Mars is our closest planetary neighbour, but even it is still pretty far away — which is why its closest approach in a decade is such an unmissable opportunity. Here’s how and why to watch Mars’ close approach, and what you should be looking for when you do.


The Time To Nuke Mars Is Now

Good news, prospective Martian colonists: that frigid hellscape where you hope to spend out your days alone and in darkness is currently in a “warm phase”. Scientists are now reporting the first observational evidence that Mars recently emerged from an ice age, which can only mean one thing. It’s time to bring out the bombs and terraform that sucker.


 These Martian Rocks Hint At Ancient Alien Life

Mars may be a frigid, dusty wasteland today, but evidence is mounting that the Red Planet was warm and wet long ago. Future missions to Mars will seek out signs of life from that livelier era — and a recent geologic analysis has revealed where we should begin our search.


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.


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