15 reasons why Mars is one hot, hot, hot planet

From Obama's talk of sending NASA rockets to Mars to a virtual red planet trip, Mars is getting tons of attention

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Drill, baby, drill: The next time we send a robotic rover to the red planet one of the central components of the machine will likely be a drill. The IceBite project, which is funded by NASA's Astrobiology Science and Technology for Exploring Planets is testing advanced drills built by Honeybee Robotics that will hopefully be able to penetrate further the icy Martian soil for chemical and biological analysis. Honeybee has installed a massive stainless steel chamber whose interior environment can be made more Mars-like than most anywhere else on Earth, according to as recent article in Astrobiology Magazine.

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