Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

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NASA considering proposal for commercial Mars data relay

Zee Media Bureau/ Washington: To avoid a potential communications gap that is set to happen in 2020, NASA is currently looking for proposals for commercial satellites to be put in the orbit around Mars for telecommunication purposes on future mission ... [Published zeenews.com - 20 mins ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 2 reports

NASA Issues RFI for Mars Communications Satellites

Artist rendering of commercial Mars satellites providing communications back to Earth. Photo: NASA/JPL[Via Satellite 07-24-2014] NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to build a set of communications satellites for Mars. The approach signals ... [Published Satellite Today - 18 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 4 reports

Nasa puts out call for satellite communication services on Mars

The solicitation is open to all organizations, including US industry, universities, non-profit groups, Nasa and other government centers, as well as international organizations. Photo: AFPCape Canaveral, Florida: In what may be the ultimate in long-distance ... [Published Livemint.com - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Curiosity travels through ancient glaciers on Mars

NASA's rover Curiosity is currently traversing the martian crater Gale, that was covered with glaciers about 3,500 million years ago, scientists say.Gale was covered with ancient glaciers, mainly over its central mound. Very cold liquid water also flowed ... [Published The Hindu - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Detailed Geological Map Of Mars

It took four satellites 16 years to collect more data than you can possibly hope to fit on a USB stick, but the US Geological Survey has finally completed the most detailed geological survey of the surface of Mars the human race has ever seen. Well done ... [Published ShortList.com - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 4 reports

This Is the Most Detailed Map of Mars's Surface Ever Made

Ever wondered how you might navigate your way across the surface of Mars, if you ever find yourself there ? Well, perhaps you could use this: the most detailed map of the Red Planet's geology ever made.Buzz Aldrin: The First Humans On Mars Should Never ... [Published Gizmodo - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 2 reports

NASA Discovers Further Evidence of Dry Ice Gullies on Mars

This pair of images covers one of many sites on Mars where researchers use the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to study changes in gullies on slopes. Changes such as the ones visible in deposits near the lower end of this gully occur ... [Published SpaceRef - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 8 reports

Dry Ice, Not Liquid Water, Formed Gullies On Mars, NASA Says

Images taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicate that dry ice and not liquid water formed gullies on the surface of Mars."As recently as five years ago, I thought the gullies on Mars indicated activity of liquid water," said researcher Colin ... [Published Science Channel - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Mars Monthly

As Curiosity and Opportunity rove around Mars, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Mars Express and Mars Odyssey orbit above, and scientists on Earth study the Red Planet from afar, new findings are announced almost weekly. Here are a few of the latest ... [Published Earth Magazine - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

NASA Mars Orbiter Views Rover Crossing Into New Zone

NASA Mars rover Curiosity has driven out of the ellipse, approximately 4 miles wide and 12 miles long (7 kilometers by 20 kilometers), that was mapped as safe terrain for its 2012 landing inside Gale Crater.The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment ... [Published Space Fellowship - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 2 reports

Mars Arctic Block Falls Reveal Dynamic World : Discovery News

Around the frigid north pole of Mars, frozen layers of dust and ice have formed, deposited over millions of years as the planet’s climate has waxed and waned in response to Mars’ axial tilt. Now, in new observations beamed back to Earth by the High-Resolution ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 4 reports

Curiosity rover finds evidence of ancient glaciers on Mars

NASA has been operating the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars for an entire Martian year, which is 687 Earth days. Curiosity is currently rolling across Gale crater and has found new evidence that millions of years ago the crater was covered by an ... [Published TweakTown - Jun 26 2014]

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NASA Mars exploration program executive Lisa May said in a statement, "A commercially operated communications service could be less expensive and more capable than what NASA could build and operate on its own, while providing “appropriate return-on-investment” to the service provider."
...is a potential communications gap in the 2020s," NASA wrote in its request for information , which was posted on a federal procurement website. "With that in mind, NASA is interested in exploring alternative models to sustain and evolve the Mars relay infrastructure" For now, NASA is just seeking ideas, with no firm plans or funding to purchase commercial communication services on Mars. Proposals are due by Aug...
"Looking ahead, we need to seriously explore the possibility of the commercialization of Mars communications services," said May. "This will offer advantages to NASA, while also providing appropriate return-on-investment to the service provider."

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NASA considering proposal for commercial Mars d... [Published zeenews.com - 20 mins ago]
To Help Mars Rovers Phone Home, NASA Asks For I... [Published Universe Today - 2 hours ago]
UMass Lowell Professor Named One of 'World's Mo... [Published 4 Traders - 6 hours ago]
US stock market daily report (July 24, 2014, Th... [Published Stock Markets Review - 12 hours ago]
NASA seeks commercial satellites to talk to Mars [Published Gizmag - 14 hours ago]
NASA Issues RFI for Mars Communications Satellites [Published Satellite Today - 18 hours ago]
Nasa puts out call for satellite communication ... [Published Livemint.com - Jul 24 2014]
NASA Needs Commercial Satellite Communications ... [Published Inquisitr - Jul 24 2014]
NASA Puts Out Call for Mars Satellite Network [Published NBCNews.com - Jul 24 2014]
NASA puts out call for satellite communication ... [Published CNBC - Jul 24 2014]
NASA to examine commercializing Mars communicat... [Published Ars Technica - Jul 23 2014]
NASA Seeks Proposals for Commercial Mars Data R... [Published Scottrade - Jul 23 2014]
Curiosity travels through ancient glaciers on Mars [Published The Hindu - Jul 22 2014]
Martian Dry Ice Deposits Make Dust Flow Like Water [Published Motherboard Magazine - Jul 20 2014]
Detailed Geological Map Of Mars [Published ShortList.com - Jul 18 2014]
NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover marks first Martian... [Published North Texas e-News - Jul 18 2014]
Scientists release most thorough map yet of Mar... [Published Russia Today - Jul 17 2014]
Epic map of Martian surface formulated [Published French Tribune - Jul 17 2014]
This Is the Most Detailed Map of Mars's Surface... [Published Gizmodo - Jul 17 2014]
Scientists follow magma from Earth's belly to b... [Published Los Angeles Times - Jul 17 2014]
MRO finds new evidence for dry ice formation of... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 17 2014]
Epic map reveals Mars's geography in unrivalled... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 16 2014]
Epic map reveals Mars's geography in unrivalled... [Published New Scientist - Jul 16 2014]
USGS: Most Accurate Mars Map Ever Indicates Wat... [Published Auto World News - Jul 16 2014]
NASA Discovers Further Evidence of Dry Ice Gull... [Published SpaceRef - Jul 16 2014]
Astronomers Ready to Study Long-Period Comet Bu... [Published Softpedia - Jul 15 2014]
Further Evidence of Dry Ice Gullies on Mars [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 15 2014]
Mars revealed in unprecedented detail: Amazing ... [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 15 2014]
New geologic map of Mars [Published HobbySpace - Jul 15 2014]
New Global Geologic Map of Mars [Published Noodls - Jul 14 2014]
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NASA to examine commercializing Mars communicat... [Published Ars Technica - Jul 23 2014]
Today, NASA announced that it's issuing a Request for Information that seeks parties, either academic or commercial, who are willing to set up a communications relay orbiting Mars. Should the agency like the information it gets, it could extend its ...
NASA Spacecraft Observes Further Evidence of Dr... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Jul 10 2014]
Repeated high-resolution observations made by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) indicate the gullies on Mars’ surface are primarily formed by the seasonal freezing of carbon dioxide, not liquid water.The first reports of formative gullies on Mars ...
How To Make A New Planet Home [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Jun 13 2014]
MarsTerraforming Mars would involve adding water and an atmosphere, potentially turning the Red Planet into a Blue Marble.Science photo library/Getty Images The recipe for creating a habitable planet turns out to be surprisingly simple: Just add water—and ...
Giant volcano with glacier on Mars may have bee... [Published Top of the Ticket - May 29 2014]
If life existed on Mars in the recent past, the best spot for it could have been on a giant volcano once encrusted with a glacier, according to a team of Brown University scientists using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. ...
Giant volcano with glacier on Mars may have bee... [Published Greenspace - May 29 2014]
If life existed on Mars in the recent past, the best spot for it could have been on a giant volcano once encrusted with a glacier, according to a team of Brown University scientists using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. ...
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