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Why not land near the poles of Mars for extracting water?

The problem with the Martian Polar areas is that Mars has an axial tilt slightly greater than Earth's and a much longer year. This means that any probe going to a polar area would suffer a very severe ...
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Why is there a pregnancy test kit on the ISS?

A pregnancy test is essential in working up abdominal pain in a woman of child bearing age. An ectopic pregnancy (implantation in the Fallopian tube or elsewhere) is potentially fatal without ...
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Can plants grow in microgravity?

Since this question was originally asked, there have been quite a few experiments performed on the ISS studying plant growth: VEGGIE Facility (VEG-03,VEG-04,VEG-05) Dual locker payload facility ...
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