DailyDirt: Mars Missions

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The successful landing of NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars will hopefully be followed by several years of fascinating data collection about our planetary neighbor. The mission has already gathered tons of useful radiation measurements on its journey that will give scientists a better idea of what kind of radiation levels a future manned mission would face on a similar trip to Mars. Here are just a few other interesting Mars-related missions to peruse while Curiosity performs its self-diagnostics before roaming around the surface of Mars. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

Filed Under: curiosity, heat shield, india, mars, opportunity, rover
Companies: nasa


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    Anonymous Coward, 8 Aug 2012 @ 5:07pm

    upper limit of life on Mars..?

    So is there any evidence so far that shows that there couldn't be vast life on Mars?

    There are all sorts of "artists depictions" of ecosystems that look like rainforests on Mars, but how unrealistic or realistic are those concepts?

    But maybe if we drill for oil on Mars... we'll find some fossil fuels... Drill, baby, drill!!!

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