Mars

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The five: space missions for 2021
After 2020, anyone would be forgiven for wanting to escape Earth, and Mars, the moon and the asteroid belt beckon

Ian Tucker

10, Jan, 2021 @5:30 AM

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UAE mission to Mars on course to arrive in February 2021
Spacecraft known as Hope carries instruments designed to study the tenuous Martian atmosphere

Stuart Clark

26, Nov, 2020 @9:30 PM

Starwatch: the Red Planet puts on a brilliant show as the moon passes by
This is a good time to follow the changing relationship between Mars and the waxing gibbous moon

22, Nov, 2020 @9:30 PM

Starwatch: Mars shines bright beside an almost-full moon
Red planet puts on a vibrant show in celestial sea between Pisces and Cetus before Halloween blue moon

Stuart Clark

25, Oct, 2020 @9:30 PM

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UK Space Agency hopes first woman on moon mission will make it key player
UK wants to be deeply involved in next frontier of space exploration – the mission to Mars

Alexandra Topping

13, Oct, 2020 @4:52 PM

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Mars is closer to Earth this week than it will be for 15 years
With no bright stars in the same part of the sky, the red planet will be unmistakeable

Stuart Clark

04, Oct, 2020 @8:30 PM

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The search for life – from Venus to the outer solar system
While the discovery of the normally microbe-produced phosphine on our toxic neighbour is astonishing, other candidates for life are more promising

Robin McKie

20, Sep, 2020 @6:06 AM

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If we don't find life on planets like Venus, doesn't it make us that bit more special? | Charles Cockell
The discovery of phosphine in the planet’s atmosphere is part of our long search to understand our place in the universe, says Charles Cockell, professor of astrobiology at Edinburgh University

Charles Cockell

15, Sep, 2020 @12:04 PM

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Are aliens hiding in plain sight?
Several missions this year are seeking out life on the red planet. But would we recognise extraterrestrials if we found them?

Philip Ball

05, Sep, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Starwatch: Moon to pass close to Mars in Pisces constellation
The close encounter will be seen all around the world, and in much of South America the moon will actually pass in front of Mars

Stuart Clark

30, Aug, 2020 @8:30 PM

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Weatherwatch: the winds of Mars can move
High resolution images from Mars have found that the planet’s thin atmosphere can whip up unexpectedly strong winds

Kate Ravilious

14, Aug, 2020 @8:30 PM

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Is there lyfe on Mars? New concept broadens search for alien organisms
Research suggests standard definition of life may be too restrictive for complexities of space

Zahaan Bharmal

30, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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