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It’s Official: We’re Going to Mars

(Futurism) – It looks like Republican and Democratic senators alike are keen on safeguarding America’s space programs. With the potential chaos of a new president on the horizon, the Senate Committee

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Huge Mars Lakes Formed Much More Recently Than Thought

(LIVESCIENCE) – Mars may have been able to support life for much longer than scientists had thought. Some Red Planet streams and lakes — including one bigger than several of

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China Eyes Year-Long Stays for Space Station Astronauts

(SPACE DAILY) – China could send astronauts to its space station for more than a year at a time once it goes operational in 2022, a senior project designer told

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Mars Rover Views Spectacular Layered Rock Formations

(SPACE DAILY) – The layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, which is currently exploring the “Murray

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How Going Into Space Destroys You

Not to be a bummer about it – I mean, we’re all for going into space, colonizing space, colonizing Mars, fishing excursions to  Europa, you name it – but Space

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Spotlight on Schiaparelli’s Landing Site

(MARS DAILY) – Schiaparelli, the Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module of the joint ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars 2016 mission, will target the Meridiani Planum region for its October landing, as seen

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NASA Asteroid Redirect Mission Completes Design Milestone

(SPACE DAILY) – Following a key program review, NASA approved the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) to proceed to the next phase of design and development for the mission’s robotic segment.

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7 Happy Movie Endings That Are Totally Ruined By Science

Well, it’s Monday again, Nerdlings…so let’s just make it worse!  Today’s Nerdology is provided by the sarcastic misanthropes at WhatCulture who are going to ruin seven films with pesky science.

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Limited Power as Mars Lab Approaches Murray Buttes

(MARS DAILY) – MSL drove over 45 meters on Sol 1428, closer to the Murray Buttes. I helped select ChemCam targets again this morning, and was glad to see that

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Opportunity Going Back for Closer Look at Grooves Seen in Images

(SPACE DAILY) – Opportunity is wrapping up the exploration ‘Marathon Valley’ on the rim of Endeavour crater. On sol 4452 (Aug. 1, 2016), the high terrain walls of the valley

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