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The Journey of Opportunity Rover has come to an End. Here are some facts

The Journey of Opportunity Rover has come to an End. Here are some facts

The world finally (14 years after its launch) said goodbye to NASA’s Mars Opportunity Rover after it went completely silent. Many may argue that it was just another machine but the entire scientific community went gloomy upon hearing the news. The last message from the rover added to the feelings of gloominess as acknowledged by…

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Researchers Measured the Density of Rock Layers in Gale Crater

Researchers Measured the Density of Rock Layers in Gale Crater

The Curiosity Rover of NASA has discovered that the rock layers of Mars are more porous than previous estimates. A team of researchers analyzed the non-science engineering data from the Curiosity Rover and determined the density of rock layers across the Gale Crater. Travis Gabriel, a Graduate Student in the School of Earth and Space…

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The World’s Oldest Wine-making Country Wants to Make Wine on Mars

The World’s Oldest Wine-making Country Wants to Make Wine on Mars

Scientists of Georgia are trying to grow grapes in Martian conditions to provide wine on the red planet. Life on Mars is always been painted as a harsh one with trouble all around. There’s radiation, unstable temperatures, and dust storms to name a few. Humans will need to leave behind a lot of luxuries of…

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Top 7 Wonders of our Solar System

Top 7 Wonders of our Solar System

From the rings of Saturn to the tallest mountain on Vesta, our solar system is full of fascinating phenomena. The vastness of our solar system has a lot of celestial wonders to offer. The advancement of technology has enabled humanity to explore more and more of these beauties. Some of the most amazing and astonishing…

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MarCO CubeSats are now Speaking Loud and Clear

MarCO CubeSats are now Speaking Loud and Clear

Tiny spacecraft can provide engineers with an up-to-the-minute feedback during a landing. All the space agencies around the globe spend billions of dollars, every year, on their space program. The fact that continuous advancement in technology is needed to explore the depths of deep space is a massive part of this expenditure. Similarly, the cost…

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InSight has Landed on Mars and here are the first clear images

InSight has Landed on Mars and here are the first clear images

The Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) lander is all set to explore the deep interior of Mars. NASA’s InSight lander finally hit the Martian soil on 26th of November after a long journey of 7 months. It covered a distance of about 485 million kilometers on this trip. The primary…

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Mars Experienced Catastrophic Floods that Created Canyons on the Planet

Mars Experienced Catastrophic Floods that Created Canyons on the Planet

Massive Canyons, who have been there on Mars for 3.7 billion years, were finally detected by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter of NASA. Often referred to as the ‘Red Planet’, Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and has features that make it a hybrid of Earth and Moon. Mars has the craters resembling the ones…

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5 Key Points about the Landing of the InSight Mission to Mars

5 Key Points about the Landing of the InSight Mission to Mars

InSight will be handy in determining the habitable exoplanets. Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) is a robotic lander developed by the Lockheed Martin Space Systems with the intentions of examining the interior of Mars. Originally, the launch of the InSight Mission was scheduled for 2016 but it was postponed due…

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Is it Possible for Humans to Stay Sane in Space?

Is it Possible for Humans to Stay Sane in Space?

Space Travel is an incredibly hostile experience which can leave an ever-lasting impact on the mind of an astronaut. Space Exploration is the talk of the town these days as more and more missions are reaching the far-off destinations of our universe. All the space agencies of the world including NASA, Roscosmos, China National Space…

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Scientists found a Lake of Liquid Water on Mars

Scientists found a Lake of Liquid Water on Mars

The search for life on Mars goes down to the subsurface level following the discovery of a liquid water lake below the southern polar ice cap. Human activity is bringing drastic changes to this world and that’s the reason why researchers are looking for other habitable places of the universe. Our neighbor planet, Mars, is…

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New NASA Position to focus on Exploration of Moon, Mars, and Worlds Beyond

New NASA Position to focus on Exploration of Moon, Mars, and Worlds Beyond

NASA wants to focus on their Exploration Campaign as Steve Clarke got the post of the Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration. The American Space Agency replaced its predecessor in 1958 when President Dwight D. Eisenhower established it for civilian-oriented applications in space science. From Apollo Missions to the International Space Station and from Space Shuttle…

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The Mars Rover encountered a severe Dust Storm and went to Sleep Mode

The Mars Rover encountered a severe Dust Storm and went to Sleep Mode

Opportunity Rover is in complete darkness as a huge dust storm takes control of the Martian sky. Mars, the most preferred destination for an alternative habitat for humanity, is facing a massive dust storm these days which has engulfed nearly one-fourth of the red planet. The clouds of dust have led to a permanent darkness…

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NASA found Evidence of Organic Matter on Mars

NASA found Evidence of Organic Matter on Mars

Humanity makes a massive move as Curiosity Rover of NASA found Organic Compounds in the sedimentary rocks of Mars. Mars is the first place that comes to our minds when we talk about an alternative habitat for humanity in our universe. A lot of space agencies and other organizations, like SpaceX, are quite determined to…

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Elon Musk thinks we need a Backup Earth

Elon Musk thinks we need a Backup Earth

Humans do need a backup planet as Earth will not stay forever. It is a common information that Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, wants to colonize Mars with humans. He is extremely passionate about that and has clarified the world about his intentions on several occasions. The fact that he sent a Tesla car…

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Russia wants to send people on Mars by 2019

Russia wants to send people on Mars by 2019

Russia comes with a big plan for 2019: Wants to send people on Mars. Russia and United States have quite a long history when it comes to being rivals. From the advancement of warfare equipment to the accomplishment of space exploration, these nations are competing for supremacy over one and another. Both the countries are…

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The Dark Streaks splitting the Mars surface are the Result of a Huge Avalanche of Dust

The Dark Streaks splitting the Mars surface are the Result of a Huge Avalanche of Dust

The continuous surveillance of NASA brings about a new development every few days The interest of people in Mars is increasing day by day. A major reason for this is that scientists are persistent that human life might survive on the Red planet. Following this claim, a lot of effort is being put in to…

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