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Media briefs: Hadley flatters Bolt … 2Day FM’s punishment … life on Mars? …

Media briefs: Hadley flatters Bolt … 2Day FM’s punishment … life on Mars? …

September 29, 2015 3

Carly Fiorina narrowly escapes injury. And other media tidbits of the day.

‘Once every million years’: comet hurtling towards Mars at 56km per second

‘Once every million years’: comet hurtling towards Mars at 56km per second

October 10, 2014 1

The roll of the cosmic dice will (probably) spare Earth from a head-on collision with a comet as it flies past Mars on October 20 this year.

Mining the moon in 10 years: more science than fiction

Mining the moon in 10 years: more science than fiction

January 23, 2013 11

Space and mining boffins will gather in Sydney next month to discuss the possibly of mining on the moon, asteroids and even Mars. It could happen a lot sooner than you'd think.

Life on Mars: Curiosity takes a look at fourth rock from the sun

August 6, 2012 11

At 3.31pm eastern time today on our blue planet, NASA scientists will know whether the most capably equipped rover yet to be sent to the red planet has landed safely.

NASA’s spectacular ‘Greeley Panorama’ captures Martian winter

July 10, 2012

Using what we imagine was a rather expensive camera, NASA have released a stunning panorama vision of Mars comprised of 817 images.

Read the Lonely Planet guide … to Mars

July 20, 2010 1

There has been much talk about whether the human race could successfully settle on Mars. If this day ever comes, Mars: A Survival Guide will be our Lonely Planet-style guide, writes Kimberley Allsopp.

Sailing the seven seas of Mars

June 15, 2010

Scientists have found new evidence that indicates Mars was once covered by oceans, beaches and scores of rivers and deltas. Are we one step closer to uncovering life on the red planet?

Space snacks: creating a menu for Mars

August 15, 2009

Freeze-dried shrimp cocktail and irradiated beef fajitas: modern space food has gotten pretty sophisticated. The LA Times meets the scientists-cum-chefs responsible for packing 6570 meals for NASA's next trip to Mars.

Journey to the Stars with Guy Rundle

Journey to the Stars with Guy Rundle

July 23, 2009 6

With your presenter, Guy Rundle!

Boris Johnson: We’re too spineless to walk on Mars

July 20, 2009

Britain needs to harden the f- up, or we'll never see man walk on Mars, rambles London Mayor Boris Johnston in an op-ed for the Telegraph. More astronauts in schools!