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India Headed to Mars
November 4, 2013 | Calgary Herald

If all goes according to plans, India will launch a spacecraft to Mars on Tuesday, November 5th. So far there have been 40 attempts to reach Mars by the United States, the Soviet Union, the European Space Agency, Japan and China. Only 23 missions have been successful.


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Megafloods in Idaho and on Mars
December 26, 2013 | Caltech
"South-central Idaho and the surface of Mars have an interesting geological feature in common: amphitheater-headed canyons. These U-shaped canyons with tall vertical headwalls are found near the Snake River in Idaho as well as on the surface of Mars. Various explanations for how these canyons formed have been offered—some for Mars, some for Idaho, some for both. [...] Kenneth A. Farley offers a plausible account that all these canyons were created by enormous floods." Quoted from the Caltech press release.

Spectacular New Crater and Ejecta on Mars
February 6, 2014 | NASA.gov
"Space rocks hitting Mars excavate fresh craters at a pace of more than 200 per year, but few new Mars scars pack as much visual punch as one seen in a NASA image released today." Quoted from the NASA press release (February 5, 2014).

Possible Landing Sites for the 2016 Mars Mission
September 4, 2013 | NASA
NASA has narrowed to four the number of potential landing sites for the agency's next mission to the surface of Mars, a 2016 lander to study the planet's interior. Added: USAToday says that they are looking for a "boring site".


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