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How Long Does It Take to Get to Mars?

If you wanted to pay a visit to the red planet, how long would it take? The answer depends on a number of things, ranging from the position of the …

Flowing Water on Mars: The Discovery in Pictures

Salty Water Streaks on Mars<p>Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona<p>Planetary scientists have determined that recurring slope lineae flowing downhill on …

Nasa planning ‘Earth Independent’ Mars colony by 2030s

Humans will be living and working on Mars in colonies entirely independent of Earth by the 2030s, Nasa has said.<p>The US space organisation today released its plan for establishing permanent settlements on the red planet, setting out in detail plans to create ‘deep-space habitation facilities’ which …

Why Is The Sky Blue? (On Pluto, That Is)

Color images of Pluto released by NASA this year show the dwarf planet has a reddish brown surface. But an even newer photo shows that despite those colors, Pluto's atmosphere has a blue haze.<p>The discovery results from the New Horizons probe's fly-by of Pluto, which also captured data showing that …

Google's 'Self-Driving Toaster' Finally Rattles Automakers

Before Google introduced the prototype of its autonomous car -- aka the "self-driving toaster" -- to the public last year, the search-engine giant …

By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.<p>The ocean is in the midst of a radical, manmade change. It can seem kind of crazy that one of the most immense properties on Earth—the ocean washes over 71 percent of the planet—could be completely transformed by …

German scientists think they made a 145 million-year-old discovery

"It's very unusual how long the trail is and what great condition it's in," excavation leader Benjamin Englich told Reuters at the site, referring to 90 uninterrupted footprints stretching over 50 meters. Their diameter measured 1.2 meters.<p>Englich and his team found the impressions in the central …

A simple blood test may predict breast cancer relapse

But it’s not clear that information is useful<p>A blood test might soon be able to tell if women who have been treated for early-stage breast cancer are at risk for relapse.<p>Women who test positive for tumor DNA after having undergone surgery and chemotherapy are 12 times as likely to relapse compared …

Dwarf Planet Ceres Captured in Stunning Detail

NASA's Dawn is giving people on Earth a look at the stunning details on the dwarf planet Ceres.<p>Photos released today show the closest-ever views the …