A Powerful Dust Storm Has Darkened the Skies Over Opportunity on Mars

A massive Martian dust storm has settled in over the Opportunity rover’s location in the Perseverance Valley, which could pose a danger to this rover’s continuing mission.

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And NASA’s Big Announcement is: Ancient Organic Molecules Found on Mars!

Ever since Curiosity landed on Mars in 2012, the rover has made numerous groundbreaking discoveries about the Red Planet. These include confirming how Mars once had flowing water and lakes on its surface, evidence of how it lost its ancient atmosphere, and the discovery of methane and organic molecules. All of these discoveries have bolstered […]

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Weekly Space Hangout: May 2, 2018: Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Special Guests: Dr. David Weintraub is the author of the new book, Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go, in which he provides a history […]

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