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Mars colonisation made ‘cheaper and efficient’ as ‘valuable’ metals to be made from soil

A team of researchers, led by Professor Akbar Rhamdhani of the Swinburne University of Technology, has published the first of its kind detailed study on metal production on another planet. This research could be pivotal for humanity’s plans to live on another planet, as it would allow them to build large structures on alien worlds […]

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Stunning ‘Blue’ Ripples on Mars Reveal The Way The Wind Blows

What appear to be ripples of blue sand dusting the Martian landscape make the Red Planet appear even more alien than usual. The striking coloration is not, however, what it seems. To see the true beauty, you need to look a little deeper than its make-up.   Imaged by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter earlier this […]

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Bruno Mars Wrote 1 of His Hit Songs When He Stopped Trying to Be Better Than The Beatles

TL;DR: Bruno Mars wanted to write something better than The Beatles’ songs. He said that sort of ambition causes artists to write their worst work. He wrote one of his hit songs after he started to relax and unwind. The Beatles’ Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, and George Harrison | John Pratt/Keystone/Getty Images Bruno […]

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Britain’s Mars project is SCRAPPED by NASA and ESA – despite already costing £23m

The Sample Fetch Rover had been being worked on by Airbus engineers based in Stevenage for the last four years. It was originally envisaged as a critical part of the Mars Sample Return mission that will bring back rock and soil samples from the red planet in the 2030s — and could even help prove […]

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NASA plans to bring rock samples back from Mars with the help of two space helicopters | Engadget

NASA has altered the Mars Sample Return Program meant to bring back the rock samples the Perseverance rover has been drilling and collecting from the Jezero crater in a big way. Instead of sending the Sample Fetch Rover to the red planet like originally planned, the program will make use of Perseverance itself and send […]

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We May Finally Understand How a Strange, Rare Mineral on Mars Came to Exist

In 2016, the Curiosity rover came across something really peculiar in Gale Crater on Mars. On the slope of Mount Sharp, where Curiosity labored, were large quantities of a rare mineral; rare, at least, here on Earth. Tridymite, a form of quartz, only seems to form extremely seldom, and under high temperatures, such as those […]

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Mars Petcare’s BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ Program Announces Fifth Year of Grants to Help Cities Be Pet Friendly

The BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program grants from Mars Petcare help cities create or expand pet-friendly initiatives that help pets and pet parents. Image credit: DRAKULA IMAGES via Getty Images. Mars Petcare will award $100,000 in grants for city initiatives that help pets and pet parents be together FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES, July 26, 2022 […]

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Mars mystery breakthrough: ‘Dark matter’ bacteria in ancient lava caves offer clues

In a new study, researchers have uncovered ancient geothermal caves, lava tubes, and volcanic vents, that are bustling with thousands of previously undiscovered microorganisms. According to the authors, these lava caves and geothermal vents are similar to what may have once existed on Mars.  This means that the bacteria discovered in Hawaii could offer some […]

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The Mars Express Delivers Truly Epic Views of The Solar System’s Biggest Canyon

The biggest known canyon in the Solar System is getting the star treatment in new images from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter. As it whooshed by in Martian orbit, the spacecraft captured a pair of gouges in the planet’s surface that make up part of the Valles Marineris, a system of canyons known […]

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Class Action Lawsuit Claims Skittles Are ‘Unfit For Human Consumption’, But Why?

A US citizen is suing the sweets company Mars over their continued use of a potentially toxic nanoparticle as an ingredient in Skittles.  The class action lawsuit, which was filed last week in California by Jenile Thames and others, claims that Mars failed to adequately warn customers about the chemical, titanium dioxide, that is “unfit […]