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Mars and Pluto: Exploring old and new horizons

Next month the New Horizons mission will make its closest pass to┬áPluto and its moons and send back images and data that will revolutionise our understanding of some of the most distant members of our solar system. This is a … Continue reading

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Radiation and Mars: Don’t forget the sun cream

The most obvious difference between the Earth and Mars is that Earth is almost double the size of its neighbour. Mars’ small size meant it cooled more rapidly and the liquid iron in its core eventually solidified, resulting in the planet’s … Continue reading

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10 photos that tell the story of Mars exploration

1. Holy gigapixels! This is technically cheating as following this link takes you to several gigapixel images of Mars that you can zoom and pan around, but they’re so amazing hopefully you can forgive me. These incredibly detailed images from … Continue reading

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