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India Plans Launch “Mangalyaan” Mission to Mars in November 2013

In an announcement on Friday at the Indian Science Congress (ISC) by J N Goswam. director of the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad,  Inda will launch a scaled down mission to Mars…

Need Microscope on Mars now, and Thirty Years ago on Viking.

Why have we not taken this basic instrument to Mars? Sometimes the most obvious things somehow get lost when large complex missions are  being planned and we can’t see the…

We were driving on mars one day…in the merry merry month of..December

Curiosity Rover’s Traverse, August through November 2012 Since landing at a site  named “Bradbury Landing,” The rover has traveled 1,703 feet (519 meters) to an overlook position beside “Point Lake”. The rover…

Earths Magnetic Fields, Mars Fields, Life in the balance

When you compare the Earth’s magnetic fields with those of Mars you begin to understand why our planet is truly such a magic place. Life could be prolific in our…

NASA Announces Mars MSL findings…Viking Lander history repeats itself.

History Repeats itself….sigh NASA held a news conference today to reveal what one of the program scientists said was an announcement “for the history books”.  Well……..if the history books are about how…

NASA’s Big Mars Announcment Tomorrow 12/3/12-Worth the wait?

Exciting news or a Big Yawn? (Update 12/3/12 see announcement at this link.) Tomorrow NASA is going to make an announcement related to a finding by the Mars Rover and…

Rocket Sled Super Slow Motion Video of Inflatable Supersonic Decelerator

As NASA plans ambitious new robotic missions to Mars, laying the groundwork for even more complex human science expeditions to come, the spacecraft needed to land safely on the red…

How would a discovery of life on Mars change us? We may know in a few weeks.

Findings by Mars Rover could change our place in the Universe. (Update 11/26/12 – KnowledgeOrb has learned that the announcement from NASA about SAM findings will be on 12/3/12) Recently NASA stated…