Super Father / Daughter team Beatty Robotics have completed our new Mars Rover and it’s in action right now in the Search for Life Beyond Earth exhibit!

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How to prevent an astronaut bloodbath on Mars
Sometime within the next two decades, a select cadre of men and women will likely embark on a trailblazing adventure: the first manned mission to Mars. Several private organizations, including Dutch nonprofit Mars One and space tourist Dennis Tito’s Inspiration Mars, have already announced plans to send people to the red planet. And NASA is preparing for its own massive undertaking, in the hopes of getting astronauts to Mars by the 2030s. 

thisistheverge:

How to prevent an astronaut bloodbath on Mars

Sometime within the next two decades, a select cadre of men and women will likely embark on a trailblazing adventure: the first manned mission to Mars. Several private organizations, including Dutch nonprofit Mars One and space tourist Dennis Tito’s Inspiration Mars, have already announced plans to send people to the red planet. And NASA is preparing for its own massive undertaking, in the hopes of getting astronauts to Mars by the 2030s. 

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Cows on Mars? Not!


Though scientists have found methane on Mars, a gas produced by living things on Earth, the source remains ambiguous. Cows, termites? Not likely. Chemicals? Perhaps. Microbes? Perhaps if life on Earth is a model.
Explore The Search for Life Beyond Earth at NYSCI to understand why life on Mars may be possible. With NASA sending a new rover to Mars to explore the planet, now is the perfect time to learn about life in extreme environments.

New York Times: On Mars Rover, Tools to Plumb a Methane Mystery

No water yet but evidence of flowing water; probably salty.A great article to read while you check out @NYSCI’s Search for Life Beyond Earth exhibit. Via @iamweiss