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A Wet Moon
Topic: Moon to Mars
A new study shows that basalts from the Moon’s mantle contain hydrogen from water indigenous to Earth.

Calculated Risks: How Radiation Rules Mars Exploration
Topic: Moon to Mars
Scientists have calculated the radiation risk of a trip to Mars. The finding use data provided by NASA's Curiosity rover, and highlight the risks that future human explorers might face.

Moon Mission to Continue
Topic: Moon to Mars
NASA has extended the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission for an additional 28 days. LADEE will now make the closest orbit of the lunar surface yet, gathering valuable data from low altitudes in the Moon's thin atmosphere.

The Tough Task of Finding Fossils While Wearing a Spacesuit
Topic: Moon to Mars
Performing scientific field work becomes much harder while enclosed in a spacesuit, with limits placed on vision, hearing, touch and more.

Moonlight and Mortality
Topic: Moon to Mars
A new study explores effects of moonlight on nocturnal mammals, and the results could change the way scientsts think about moonlight and predation.

Technology Could Curtail Astronaut Conflict
Topic: Moon to Mars
NASA plans to send the first humans to Mars sometime in the next quarter-century. Such a mission will push the boundaries of teamwork for the handful of astronauts selected, so scientists are developing devices aimed at monitoring astronauts to learn how cooperation fluctuates over the course of a mission.

Farming on Mars: NASA Ponders Food for mid-2030s Manned Mission
Topic: Moon to Mars
The first humans to live on Mars might not identify as astronauts, but farmers. Growing food on Mars might be one of the most vital, challenging and labor-intensive tasks at hand, experts say. A report from the Humans 2 Mars conference in Washington D.C.

Countering Contamination for Mars Spacesuits
Topic: Moon to Mars
Laser pointers can be used to test possible contamination risks posed by the spacesuits humans will wear when they explore Mars.

Scheduling the Unknown
Topic: Moon to Mars
How can the exploration of a Canadian lake, using deep-water submersibles, help NASA plan for the human exploration of Mars?

Radiation No Concern for Space Crops?
Topic: Moon to Mars
Flax seeds can grow in radioactive soil near the contaminated site of the Chernobyl nuclear accident without much change to their proteins, experiments show. This study may point the way to growing crops in space, on the Moon, or on Mars.
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