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April 14, 2017

Mars - Ultra Large Detailed Maps

Hey everyone! I wanted to take this opportunity to share a Kickstarter project that my brother has passionately been working on for many months. He hopes to raise enough money to obtain his own printer to make more maps of Mars in the future, as well as other planets in our solar system!

This map uses elevation data collected from MOLA, an instrument aboard NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft. Though maps of the Martian surface have been available before, this map implements imaging techniques that make it one of a kind. Find out more below.

This is especially important to me because I am a huge space enthusiast, and I feel we need to get more people excited about space exploration, like we used to be. Please support & share if you like it!!

posted by Matthew Nguyen at 3:07 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

April 14, 2017

Near Vacuum Gliders for Mars

Nasa has started work again on a glider for Mars calle Prandtl-M. Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars. The project is also a part of th4 Weather Hazard Alert and Awareness Technology Radiatio Radiosonde (Whaatrr) project designed for high altitude research on Earth.

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They will be testing the concept by doing a test drop from 100,000 feet where the atmospheric pressure is about 1% of sea level, very similar to Mars.

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We already have very high altitude sailplanes that can reach up to 90,00 feet. Airbus II has already had one test flight and is specifically designed to reach 90,000 feet. They are hoping to reach over 100,000 feet with the Airbus Perlan III in 2019.

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These high altitude sailplanes require support from wind currents and heat exchanges in order to rise that high. Near surface meteorology on Mars will be key to how long a sailplane on Mars can stay aloft. A lighter gravity certainly helps, but I am wondering how the plane will land.

posted by John Radogno at 1:45 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

April 11, 2017

Fast Track Mars Mission

KEATS: Proposal for a minimum-length Mars mission to increase probablility of success/minimize risks.

posted by Dan Vance at 4:12 PM EDT | Discussion (2)

April 1, 2017

Devils Moved Sand on Curiosity?

Devils moved half a pile of sand on Curiosity's deck?

posted by Lin Liangtai at 6:58 AM EDT | Discussion (1)

March 25, 2017



posted by garglon the great at 8:45 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

March 17, 2017

Alien Worm on Mars?

Searching for life on Mars!

Alien Worm on Mars?

Curiosity Right Mastcam (M-100)
Original RAW Image From NASA :

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posted by Mars Alive at 12:46 PM EDT | Discussion (2)

March 17, 2017

Marsian atmosphere

Probably you are all wondering how Mars has lost it's Earth-kind atmosphere.

Story looks to be pretty simple:
Process of global warming has caused a stretching of Marsian atmosphere up. Upper atmosphere became under lower influence of planet's gravity and solar wind has done a rest.

The same looks to be going on now on Earth. In far future, Earth will be looking like Mars today, and Mars will be looking like Mercury or our Moon (no atmosphere at all).

What do you think about my theory ?

posted by Tuomas Vavrusko at 5:22 AM EDT | Discussion (1)

March 2, 2017

MARS - Hidden Agenda

Hi, all, new and all that.

I did this video a while ago, and eventhough a good part of it, is natural or an illusion, some is legit.

I scour through Curiosity images constantly, and will probably post updates here.



posted by Tmcom at 10:01 AM EDT | Discussion (0)

March 2, 2017

MARS - Hidden Agenda

Hi, all, new and all that.

I did this video a while ago, and eventhough a good part of it, is natural or an illusion, some is legit.

I scour through Curiosity images constantly, and will probably post updates here.



posted by Tmcom at 10:00 AM EDT | Discussion (2)

February 28, 2017

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posted by marinamars at 9:11 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

February 28, 2017

Did Perchlorate Foil Carbonate Detection?

For four years Martian perchlorate foiled detection of abundant organics by Curiosity rover. Martian perchlorate also decomposed calcium carbonate into CO2 during mass spectrometry tests by the Phoenix lander. Curiosity rover uses CheMin instrument to detect minerals on Mars but fails to detect carbonates. The temperature in CheMin's sample cells sometimes reaches tens of degrees C. In view of the low atmospheric pressure on Mars, the omnipresent perchlorate and the temperature in the sample cell, is it possible that perchlorate decomposed carbonates into CO2 in the sample cells of the CheMin instrument?

Note 1: Calcium sulfate converts into anhydrite around 170 degrees C on Earth. But laboratory experiments indicate that on Mars with its low atmospheric pressure, calcium sulfate naturally converts into anhydrite below zero degrees C.
Note 2: Perchlorate on Mars: [link]

posted by Faceless at 3:42 AM EDT | Discussion (0)

February 19, 2017

February 17, 2017

Organics Found on Ceres

Los Angeles Times report:

posted by Faceless at 1:06 AM EDT | Discussion (19)

February 13, 2017

Mars 2020 Landing Site Finalists

Top 3 choices of landing site for Mars 2020 rover:

1. Jezero Crater.
2. NorthEast Syrtis.
3. Columbia Hills!

The third choice, Columbia Hills, is where the Spirit rover found evidence of hot springs.

Eberwalde, Mawrth, etc., gone!

posted by Barsoomer at 8:33 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

January 30, 2017

Happy Birthday Oppy

What? No birthday wishes as Oppy turns 13 today!! What a milestone!!


posted by rlewis at 7:05 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

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