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Remains of a Modern Glacier Found Near Mars’ Equator Implies Water Ice Possibly Present at Low Latitudes on Mars Even Today
March 15, 2023, Mountain View, California – In a groundbreaking announcement at the 54th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference held in The Woodlands, Texas, scientists revealed the discovery of a relict glacier near Mars' equator. Located in Eastern Noctis Labyrinthus at coordinates 7° 33' S, 93° 14' W, this finding is significant as it implies the presence of surface water ice on Mars in recent times, even near the equator. This discovery raises the possibility that ice may still exist at shallow depths in the area, which could have significant implications for future human exploration.
New Spacesuit Technologies for Moon and Mars Exploration Tested In Oregon Where Apollo Astronauts Once Trained and Tested Spacesuits
September 9, 2021, Mountain View, CA -- The NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) and collaborating organizations SETI Institute, Mars Institute, Collins Aerospace, and Ntention are announcing the successful field testing of new spacesuit technologies for future astronaut science and exploration operations on the Moon and Mars.
An Astronaut Smart Glove to Explore the Moon, Mars and Beyond
October 31, 2019, Mountain View, CA -- The NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) and collaborating organizations SETI Institute, Mars Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Collins Aerospace, and Ntention are announcing the successful field test of an “astronaut smart glove” for future human exploration of the Moon, Mars, and beyond. The smart glove is a prototype for a human-machine interface (HuMI) that would allow astronauts to wirelessly operate a wide array of robotic assets, including drones, via simple single-hand gestures.
Google and NASA Haughton-Mars Project Partner on Moon/Mars Exploration Prep
March 25, 2019, Mountain View, CA -- The Mars Institute and the SETI Institute are announcing a new partnership between Google and the NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) to advance Mars exploration at one of the most otherworldly places on Earth: Devon Island, in the High Arctic. The announcement is accompanied by the release of new Street View imagery; a Google Earth guided tour highlighting the Mars-like geology of Devon Island; and a documentary short captured at HMP on the Google Pixel 3.
NASA Haughton-Mars Project: New Partnership on Mars Drone Applications Research
November14, 2017, Mountain View, CA -- The Mars Institute, the SETI Institute, and FYBR Solutions Inc. (FYBR) are announcing a new partnership with the NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) for the research and development of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone technologies and applications for future Mars exploration.
Future Human Road Trips on Mars Unlikely to Contaminate Planet
June 19, 2015, Mountain View, California -- Humans exploring Mars with pressurized rovers are unlikely to contaminate the planet biologically. So concludes a ground-breaking study by microbiologist Andrew C. Schuerger of the University of Florida and NASA Kennedy Space Center, and planetary scientist Pascal Lee of the Mars Institute, the SETI Institute, and NASA Ames Research Center.
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