Water Beneath the South Polar Ice Cap of Mars

The Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding instrument has detected liquid water beneath the Mars South Polar Ice Cap. This data supports the presence of basal water beneath Ultimi Scopuli and suggest. If we bring surface topography instruments to Mars we could get radar confirmation other potential subglacial water bodies and confirm this …

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Mars Rover Sampling Top Prospect for Signs of Ancient Microbial Life

NASA’s Perseverance rover is collecting many organic material rich rock-core samples. They are sampling a top prospect for finding signs of ancient microbial life on Mars. The rover has collected four samples from an ancient river delta in the Red Planet’s Jezero Crater since July 7, bringing the total count of scientifically compelling rock samples …

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Ten Times More Efficient Oxygen Generation on Mars

Ivan Ermanoski, Arizona State University, has NASA NIAC funding to evaluate, computationally and experimentally, the feasibility of a process–thermal swing sorption/desorption (TSSD)–to generate oxygen from the Mars atmosphere with 10x less energy than the state of the art, and bring other breakthrough performance improve-ments. The basis for TSSD is a two-step thermally-driven cycle operating below …

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Elon Musk Believes 2029 is Year We Achieve Both AGI and Humans on Mars

Elon Musk believes 2029 is the year we can achieve both AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) and humans on Mars. Clearly, Elon believes Teslabot will be used to achieve realworld AGI and realworld AI. He also believes that SpaceX Super Heavy Starship will be used to place humans on Mars. 2029 feels like a pivotal year. …

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Early Industrialization of Mars

There have been other Mars Society Studies analyzing using Mars resources to make more efficient colonization. The first unmanned missions need to bring the solar panels and automated equipment to move the solar panels around. There is needs to be mining, excavating and other automated machines. There needs to be automated exploration equipment. We have …

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Less Fuel for Mars to Supply High Earth Orbit

If large scale production is created on Mars, then it would be more efficient to supply high Earth orbit from Mars than from the surface of the Earth. It would take 60-70% of the fuel to send space based solar panels or satellites to GTO (geostationary transfer orbit). Here is a Nextbigfuture video describing how …

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