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Is Curiosity carrying Earth bacteria ?

NASA’s Mars rover may have inadvertantly carried bacteria from Earth on to Mars in its drillbits. Reports have suggested that a NASA engineer may have…

The Wet and Wild History of the Super Soaker

For generations, kids spent their summers chasing each other around the backyard with simple water pistols that barely shot more than a few feet. But squirt guns got a major upgrade in the 1990s when the Super Soaker was introduced by Larami Toys. For over 20 years, these high-powered water guns have dominated [...]

NASA Send Robotic Plane to Study Mars

NASA wants to send a super-fast robotic plane to study Mars As a general rule, when NASA flies a scientific mission all the way to Mars, we expect that mission to last for a while. For instance, the Spirit and Opportunity rovers were slated to run for three months and are still operating 6 years [...]

Could a gravity trick speed us to Mars ?

NASA engineer Robert Adams has proposed a new trick for flying to Mars based on a technique devised by Hermann Oberth in 1929 in which a two-burn …