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Preparing for Future Human Exploration: Measuring the Radiation Environment on Mars
Preparing for Future Human Exploration: Measuring the Radiation Environment on Mars
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) led the development of the Radiation Assessment Detector, which will measure, for the first time, the radiation environment on the surface of Mars, measuring all the relevant energetic particle species.Read More...
New NASA Missions to Investigate How Mars Turned Hostile
New NASA Missions to Investigate How Mars Turned Hostile
Two new NASA missions, one that will roam the surface and another that will orbit the planet and dip briefly into its upper atmosphere, will try to discover what transformed Mars.Read More...
Stellar Extremophiles
Stellar Extremophiles
Back in the 1970s, biologists were amazed to discover a form of life they never expected. Tiny microorganisms with ancient DNA were living in the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park ...Read More...
Strange Hollows Discovered on Mercury
Strange Hollows Discovered on Mercury
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft has discovered strange hollows on the surface of Mercury.Read More...
The Strange Attraction of Gale Crater
The Strange Attraction of Gale Crater
It sounds a little odd -- a mountain in the middle of an impact crater.Read More...
Orbital Observations of Mercury Reveal Flood Lavas, Hollows, and Unprecedented Surface Details
Orbital Observations of Mercury Reveal Flood Lavas, Hollows, and Unprecedented Surface Details
After only six months in orbit around Mercury, NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft is sending back information that has revolutionized the way scientists think about the innermost planet.Read More...
Venus Weather Not Boring After All, NASA/International Study Shows
Venus Weather Not Boring After All, NASA/International Study Shows
At first glance, a weather forecaster for Venus would have either a really easy or a really boring job, depending on your point of view.Read More...
Help NASA Find Life On Mars With MAPPER
Help NASA Find Life On Mars With MAPPER
Would you like to participate in NASA's analog research program? Now you can with MAPPER.Read More...
NASA Plans to Visit a Near-Earth Asteroid
NASA Plans to Visit a Near-Earth Asteroid
In a few years a NASA spacecraft will seek the building blocks of life in a shovelful of asteroid dirt. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is targeted for launch in September 2016.Read More...
Spaceships, Meteors and Moonlight
Spaceships, Meteors and Moonlight
Bright moonlight streams through your window. A nugget of space debris disintegrates in a sparkling fireball. A huge spaceship glides silently overhead. Any one of these events might be enough to get you out of bed, but all three are going to happen.Read More...
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