If You Could Travel to Mars, Would You Go?
...courage visitors to "walk on Mars," test and launch rockets, "fly over" the martian
landscape and consider the implications humans face in their quest to reach...on Mars" at a station that subtracts 60 percent of their weight to simulate martian
gravity. Visitors also explore some of the potential psychological and emot...
Martian in Biological News
Bringing Martian samples to Earth -- preparations outlined in journal Astrobiology
New Rochelle, NY, August 13, 2008 A critical component of NASA's Mars exploration program involves bringing planetary samples back to Earth for in-depth analysis, plans for which are detailed in the latest issue of Astrobiology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The re...
Dig deeper to find Martian life
Probes designed to find life on Mars do not drill deep enough to find the living cells that scientists believe may exist well below the surface of Mars, according to research led by UCL (University College London). Although current drills may find essential tell-tale signs that life once existed on...
Relic of life in that Martian meteorite? A fresh look
Since the mid-1990s a great debate has raged over whether organic compounds and tiny globules of carbonate minerals imbedded in the Martian
meteorite Allan Hills 84001 were processed by living creatures from the Red Planet.
The materials have been under intense scrutiny ever since. Scientists at...
AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009
...ethane and nitrous oxide emissions from the ocean
dust storms generate lightning
dust storms generate lightning
Dust storms on ... discharges. Some previous evidence suggested that martian
dust storms might also generate lightning in this ...
August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights
...nes derived from hydrous salts and ice moved through a pressurized aquifer and erupted in the giant outflow channels. The emerging picture is that the martian
regolith still may be rich in water.
A lacustrine carbonate record of Holocene seasonality and climate
Chad A. Wittkop et al., Dept. of Chem...
Unlikely life thriving at Antarctica's Blood Falls
...n other hostile environments, including the subglacial lakes of Antarctica and perhaps even on other icy planets in the solar system such as below the martian
ice caps or in the ice-covered oceans of Jupiter's moon Europa. ...
Mountain on Mars may answer big question
... The martian
volcano Olympus Mons is about three times the height of Mount Everest, but it's the small details that Rice University professors Patrick McGovern and...
February 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights
...s contain a similar record of orbital changes. The martian
polar caps contain hundreds of meters of layers co...he multiple orbital cycles, would be required. The martian
layers could be evidence of a shorter-term process...covered columnar jointing and entablature near the martian
surface, suggesting geologically recent interactio...
AGU journal highlights -- Dec. 31, 2008
4. Odd-looking martian
craters indicate hidden ice
Surface features c...http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2008GL035880
The High Resolution Imagin...n of frost. Earlier in 2008, during early northern martian
spring, HiRISE captured several cases of carbon di...
Jupiter's shrinking red spot
8) Unlocking the Mystery of martian
1) JUPITER'S GREAT RED SPOT IS SH...08/Event/89766 .
8) UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY OF martian
When the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity landed on fresh martian
sand ripples in 2004, its on-board microscope show...
Martian in Biological Technology
American Geographical Society awards honor Henson, Smith on April 15 at UD
...ry, led NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission. The Phoenix Mars Lander, the first in NASA's Scout class, was launched on August 4, 2007, and touched down in the martian
arctic on May 25, 2008, to search the soil of the Red Planet for the building blocks of life.
During five months of operations, the probe confirmed...
Evidence of Ancient Hot Springs on Mars Detailed in Astrobiology Journal
...he data suggest that the southern part of Vernal Crater has experienced episodes of water flow from underground to the surface and may be a site where martian
life could have developed.
"Hot spring deposits are key target areas for future Mars missions," says Sherry L. Cady, PhD, Editor of Astrobiol...
Life on Mars 'pregnancy test' successfully launched
... The so-called immunoassays are embodied in the Life Marker Chip (LMC) experiment, which has the potential to detect trace levels of biomarkers in the martian
environment. Biomarkers are molecular fingerprints that indicate if life currently is, or ever was, present on Mars. The LMC experiment has been propo...
NASA study will help stop stowaways to Mars
...terilization efforts. Armed with a list of microbes that could possibly stow away on its spacecraft, NASA can disregard them if they turn up in future martian
As reported in FEMS Microbiology Ecology, a journal of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies, Venkateswarans team used a te...
TIP/UW Scientists Provide Mars Rover Commentary
...pirit, which bounced to a near pinpoint landing inside a 4-billion-year-old martian
crater on Saturday (Jan. 3) after a seven-month flight, promises a trove of...asion tool), Spirit will be able to analyze samples from slightly below the martian
surface, samples that may hold insights that escaped earlier detection by t...
Martian in Biological Definition
...ost successful and abundant organism even today. While earth is the only known place where prokaryotes exist, some have suggested structures within a martian
meteorite should be interpreted as fossil prokaryotes, but this is extremely doubtful.
After the first prokaryotes arose, they diversifed explosi...
...versial. In 2004 , the spectral signature of methane was detected in the martian
atmosphere by both Earth-based telescopes as well as by the Mars Express probe. Methane has a relatively short half-life in the martian
atmosphere, so there must be a recent source of it. Since one possible sour...