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Photonic Propulsion: Mars in 3 Days?

Is it possible to travel to Mars in just three days?  Yes!  Sort of…not today…but….just watch the video, Nerd.

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Weird Mars Rock Spied by Curiosity Rover Is Probably a Meteorite

(SPACE.COM) – NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has stumbled onto another rock that likely fell from space.  By Mike Wall The object is a small, dark-gray spot among the reddish rock

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NASA Testing SLS for Transonic Behavior

(SPACE DAILY) – Tucked away in Hampton, Virginia, is a 56-year-old NASA wind tunnel capable of generating winds speeds of up to 900 miles per hour. In its lifetime, the

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Don’t Turn Earth Into Venus, Warns NASA Ex-Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan

(WIRED) – UNLIKE MANY OF her colleagues at NASA, Ellen Stofan never wanted to be an astronaut. She saw her first rocket launch at age four. It didn’t go well.

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New Year Yields Interesting Bright Soil for Opportunity Rover

(SPACE DAILY) – Opportunity is located on the rim of Endeavour crater, heading south along the rim. The near-term plan is to reach a valley called “Willamette” where grooves are seen

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A Funnel on Mars Could be a Place to Look for Life

(MARS DAILY) – A strangely shaped depression on Mars could be a new place to look for signs of life on the Red Planet, according to a University of Texas

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Is It Okay to Touch Mars?

So, is it safe to touch Mars?  What sort of laws will Martians follow? Did you know that a proposed Martian Flag has been flown in space already?   Created

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Rover’s Panorama Taken Amid ‘Murray Buttes’ on Mars

(NASA) – This 360-degree panorama was acquired by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover .

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Elon Musk Announces His Plan to Colonize Mars and Save Humanity

(WIRED) – ELON MUSK WANTS to go to Mars. And he wants you—especially if you are a NASA string-puller or deep-pocketed futurist—to help him get there. Sporting Tony Stark facial

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Elon Musk Envisions ‘Fun’ Trips to Mars Colony

(MARS DAILY) – SpaceX chief Elon Musk unveiled on Tuesday ambitious plans to establish a Mars colony by sending 100 humans at a time on massive spacecraft, possibly costing as

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