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Alien Seas – Oceans in Space by Michael Carroll, Rosaly Lopes (Editors); Springer, New York; $29.99 (hardcover); 2013.

Thanks to the editors for this captivating “wet look” at an under-appreciated aspect of planets and moons in our celestial neighborhood – those “seas in the sky.”

The book begins with an informative and fitting...

Mars One — a not-for-profit foundation established to plant a permanent human settlement on Mars — has secured lead suppliers for its first mission to Mars.

The mission, slated for a 2018 launch, will include a robotic lander and a communications satellite.

Mars One has contracted Lockheed Martin and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) to develop mission concept studies. The Mars lander will be...

The planet Mars may be on the receiving end of a “Time Capsule of Humanity” orchestrated by an international team of university students.

The students are proposing to fly their time capsule to Mars via a CubeSat platform. This vehicle would carry a...

Credit: Beijing Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering

Credit: Beijing Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering


Target Rock “Ithaca” in Gale Crater, Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS



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