Category Archives: Life on Mars

Snow on Mars

Nasa’s Phoenix lander has unearthed compelling evidence of ice on Mars, mission scientists believe. Chunks of a bright, white material found in a trench dug by the craft have disappeared over four Martian days, suggesting they have vapourised. Local inhabitants … Continue reading

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Cooking al fresco

The Phoenix lander’s first dig into the Martian soil for scientific study has been delayed by several technical glitches. Phoenix had planned to dig the first of three shallow pits north of where it landed this week. It would then … Continue reading

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Our saviours

“So Fruitella 521, what have you discovered on your tour of Planet Earth?” “The earthlings are a confused bunch, Spangle 10, they live short and fearful lives and have little understanding of the Universe around them.”   “How do so … Continue reading

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In space no one can hear you fart

A six-wheeled robot that will be sent to Mars is being tested in a giant sand pit in Stevenage.  The robot will sample the atmosphere of Mars for traces of gases that are produced by biological processes.  And across the … Continue reading

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