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Emerging Tech

NASA and ESA will team up to bring Martian soil samples back to Earth

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are pooling their resources for a bold three-part mission to retrieve soils samples from the surface of the red planet, launch them into orbit, and return them to laboratories on Earth.
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Ever wanted to own a RC Mars rover? Thanks to this great Kickstarter, you can

If you've ever dreamed of having your own Mars rover, a new Kickstarter remote-controlled Earth rover may just be the answer to your prayers. It even comes with its own robot grabber arm!
Emerging Tech

Scientists use lasers to detect weapons-grade uranium from miles away

A team of researchers from the University of Michigan has turned a technique used by the Mars rover toward chemical weapons, using lasers to detect weapons-grade uranium at a distance.
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NASA releases cute Mars rover game to celebrate Curiosity anniversary

NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars exactly four years ago and ever since has been busy helping to unlock the mysteries of the red planet. In a nod to the anniversary, the space agency has released a cute rover game for mobile and PC…
Virtual Reality

We jumped in a VR spacecraft with real copilots and found the social side of VR

Buzzing above Mars in a spaceship with two copilots by my side, I explored The Red Planet in one of the first demonstrations of what multiplayer VR gaming will be like. And it's awesome.
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Explore Mars from your couch with NASA’s new Curiosity rover simulator

NASA just unveiled two new online tools which allow anyone with Internet access the ability to explore the surface of Mars and drive the Curiosity rover.
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Shatner, Wheaton lend Star Trek cred to NASA’s videos

If there was one thing missing from the Mars rover, it's the soothingly awkward cadence of Captain James T. Kirk.
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7 minutes of terror: Here’s how the Mars rover’s landing will play out

What do NASA scientists call slowing a $2.5 billion spacecraft from 13,000 miles per hour to zero in just 420 seconds? Seven minutes of terror.
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Astronaut creates LEGO space station while on International Space Station

Drawing similarities to how the International Space Station was constructed piece by piece while in space, a Japanese astronaut set out to accomplish the same thing in LEGO form while in space.