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Phobos - a moon of Mars. Courtesy NASA

A new study has calculated how the Martian moon, Phobos, may be peppered with material from Mars itself.

Therefore, a planned Russian mission to return a sample from the Martian moon Phobos will likely be a twofer.

Work by James Head, professor of geological sciences at Brown University, an author on the study, helps to confirm the idea that the surface of Phobos...

U.S., European and Russian astronauts descended safely to Earth late Sunday, ending a 166 day mission to the International Space Station that drew to a close with a celebration of the 2014 Winter Games scheduled for Sochi, Russia.

Astronauts Karen Nyberg, Fyodor Yurchikhin and Luca Parmitano, pictured left to right, brave sub freezing temperatures as the landing site in...

Mission: Mars – Get Ready for the Future of Space Exploration by Pascal Lee; Scholastic Inc., New York; $6.99 (paperback); September 2013.

Looking for a link to Mars for that special Christmas present?

Here’s a book recommended for ages 9-12, but readers of all ages can find value in this fun and fact-filled publication.

The author is a “been there, done that”...

Based on a statistical analysis of all the Kepler observations, astronomers now estimate that one in five stars like the sun have planets about the size of Earth and a surface temperature conducive to life. Credit: Petigura/UC Berkeley, Howard/IfA, Marcy/UC Berkeley, Illumina Studios.

For those interstellar travelers hungry to hit high speed, there are...


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