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Did Mars Ever Support Life?

Oakland, United States
Balazs Gardi, November 13, 2013

Dr. Jakob van Zyl from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab is part of explorations that ‘knows no boundaries and are truly out of this world’.

A rover he built with his colleagues called Curiosity found evidence of water on Mars. How much or what kind of water? He talked about that at the INK conference in Kochi, India a couple of weeks ago.

Deep Canadian mine yields ancient water

May 15, 2013
BBC

Water drilled from rock in a North American mine is among the oldest yet found on Earth, say scientists.
Novel dating techniques used by the Canadian and UK team suggest the fluid is at least 1.5 billion years old.
The water was probably once on the surface and then percolated through the ground where it became trapped at a depth of 2.4km.

Space Innovators

April 25, 2012
The Daily Show

Wealthy “spend-o-nauts” announce plans to mine asteroids for precious minerals, and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals whether or not it’s bulls**t.

How asteroid mining could turn billionaires into trillionaires

April 25, 2012
The Christian Science Monitor

A cadre of Silicon Valley tycoons have announced plans to extract water and precious metals from near-Earth asteroids.

In addition to mining for platinum and other precious metals, the company plans to tap asteroids’ water to supply orbiting fuel depots, which could be used by NASA and others for robotic and human space missions.