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Guest Post: Tyler Nordgren: Mars Above, Mars Below

by Tyler Nordgren With Mars at opposition once again, astronomers around the world will soon be looking up for our best telescopic views of the Red Planet. But next weekend, I and a group of scientists will be turning our gaze downward for views of that alien planet. From March 9 to 11, Death Valley National Park will be hosting the first ever Mars and Mojave Festival, an event designed to showcase research into terrestrial analogs for the.
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Planets Born Before the Formation of the Milky Way --8 Billion Years Earlier than Earth (Weekend Feature)

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (last year)

Two huge Jupiter-sized planets found orbiting a star 375 light-years away, that will soon transform into a red giant (image above), are the oldest alien worlds yet discovered, according to scientists at the Max-Planck Institute for ... Read Post

Watch Live Now: Mars Makes Close Approach To Earth

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (2 years ago)

Catch a live feed of Mars opposition, as the Red Planet makes its closest approach to Earth in more than two years. The event will be broadcast by the Slooh Space Camera, a consortium of public telescopes around the world, on March ... Read Post

Astronaut's eye view: Mars Express orbiting the Red Planet

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (4 years ago)

A new video shows what future astronauts would see from their cockpit: Mars turning below as they sweep around the Red Planet. Last month, ESA's Mars Express snapped images every minute to create a unique video that loops through a ... Read Post


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