Posts tagged with ‘mars

Elon Musk says we’ll be putting a man on Mars in 10-12 years

Earlier this year, an independent study found that a manned mission to Mars would just be waaaaay out of NASA’s budget for some time. But PayPal/Tesla/SpaceX founder Elon Musk spoke on CNBC recently and predicted that it would only be ten to twelve years before we launch people to the red planet.

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Sorry kids, NASA really can’t afford to send people to Mars after all

Though we’ve been told by presidents that a manned Mars mission is within our grasp in the 21st century, reinforced by independent reports that said it would be really expensive, but it could work… and today, a more comprehensive analysis showed that accounting for inflation, NASA’s measly budget that’s unlikely to change and other factors, that our ability to put a man and woman on Mars is just way out of our budget right now.

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The next step in looking for life on Mars? Hit the planet with missiles.

So far, the search for any possible life, potential life, or maybe life on Mars has yielded some interesting things, some positive leads, but nothing one hundred percent. So maybe there’s life under the surface where it’s a bit warmer and less solar radiation— but how to we get to it without attaching a backhoe to the next rover? Shoot missiles at the planet. We might find something, we might piss off the underground Martians and they’ll come to Earth and annihilate us. Either way, it could be fun.

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Mars Diffracts! is a film about the science behind searching for life on Mars. Featuring an astrobiologist, a space scientist and a lego Curiosity rover high fiveing Han Solo after a trip in a time machine.

There are two short teasers here if you’d prefer…

Should We Send Humans to Mars? - http://youtu.be/IT6mYQviTAI

Lego Curiosity Timelapse, How Do You Design an Instrument for Mars? - http://youtu.be/r6Apr_X8Lkk

http://thomhoffman.co.uk

Mars Diffracts! X-ray Crystallography and Space Exploration…

Astrobiologist and intrepid science communicator Lewis Dartnell reveals the crucial role that x-ray crystallography is playing in understanding the formation and history of our planetary neighbour, Mars.

Mysterious “light source” coming out of the Martian surface has amateur alien hunters all in a tizzy

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It looks like there’s liquid water flowing on Mars right fucking now

The majority of exploration into the presence of water on Mars deals with looking for evidence that there was water on the planet at some point in the past. But NASA JPL has announced they think water may be flowing right this very moment. A combination of salt and iron may be giving this seeping groundwater a natural antifreeze property, and you wouldn’t want to drink it, but still, shit… water on Mars as we speak.

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NASA releases a gorgeous photo of Saturn, Earth, Venus and Mars all together in one shot
We’re teeny tiny dots compared to the majesty of Saturn, but there we are, the three little rocky inner planets just floating there in space.
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NASA releases a gorgeous photo of Saturn, Earth, Venus and Mars all together in one shot

We’re teeny tiny dots compared to the majesty of Saturn, but there we are, the three little rocky inner planets just floating there in space.

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India launches a rocket to Mars for way less than NASA could even dream

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India has made a huge leap this past week when it launched a rocket to Mars, to do what NASA has done— orbit the red planet and collect massive amounts of data. But whereas the same type of mission would cost billions and billions, India pulled it off for just $73 million, which is peanuts in terms of interplanetary space travel. While most of the technology developed to make it cheap for India was developed by NASA, India’s super cheap Mars still could provide the US and other spacegoing nations a model for more frequent, cheaper travel.

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Curiosity rover extracts water from dry Martian soil, space mud pies for everybody

Even though Mars appears to be dry as a bone for the most part, NASA’s Curiosity rover has found that your average Martian soil is 2% water, which is plenty when it comes to providing water for future Martian explorers or inhabitants. Curiosity took some soil from the red planet, heated it up until it produced steam, cooled the steam down and voila— water. Pretty much the same process as condensing alcohol from a still, but with water. And from all that dry dirt, this process could easily be used to provide water for your great-great-great Martian grandchilldren.

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Life on Mars could have developed more quickly than here on Earth

Despite some people’s ideas that Earth is the little blue gem from which all life sprouts, new evidence suggests that not only may have Mars developed life much quicker and sooner than Earth, but the seeds of life on our planet may have come from the red planet before it was “the red planet”.

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This is a picture from the Curiosity Rover on Mars showing Earth from the Perspective of Mars. You are literally looking at your home from the Perspective of another planet. Epic times indeed

This is a picture from the Curiosity Rover on Mars showing Earth from the Perspective of Mars. You are literally looking at your home from the Perspective of another planet. Epic times indeed

The good news is that this Mars astronaut Barbie would die a horrible space death

Barbie has had dozens and dozens of careers over the decades. She must be really good at bullshitting on resumes, because she often will go from waitress to brain surgeon to kindergarten teacher to race car driver. In her latest career move, Barbie is going to Mars. Fortunately for everyone, Barbie wouldn’t last a minute in that space suit.

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