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Oct. 04, 2013

Sifting Martian Soil and Dreaming of Future Expeditions

Recent analyses of Martian soil have found significant amounts of water.

mars, martian soil, water, water on mars, curiosity, rover, curiosity rover, Laurie Leshin, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, red planet, space week

Sep. 06, 2013

Life From Mars

Could Mars have been a better starting point for the origins of life on Earth?

Christopher McKay, steve brenner, mars, life on mars, earth, life on earth

Apr. 19, 2013

Studying Earth to Learn About Mars

Planetary scientists and future explorers are trying to learn about our neighboring planet without ever leaving Earth.

mars, red planet, planetary sciences, geology, rock formation, blueberries, mars society, mars exploration, mdrs, mars desert research station, Marjorie Chan, Charles Killian

Mar. 15, 2013

Curiosity Hits Paydirt: New Clues to Life on Mars

Microbes may once have thrived in a freshwater lake on Mars, according to clues in an ancient rock.

mars, mars rover, curiousity rover, microbes, David Blake, Red Planet, Gale crater, NASA, microbe

Jan. 11, 2013

Simulating the Red Planet, On the Pale Blue Dot

What's it like to live -- and cook -- on Mars? To find out, researchers are simulating Mars missions in Russia and on the slopes of a Hawaiian volcano.

mars mission, space travel, spaceflight, simulation, voyage, mission to mars, sleep, daylight, cycles

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Strange Fish

Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

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