Category: Mars

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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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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The Water on Mars can Support Aerobic Respiration

The Water on Mars can Support Aerobic Respiration

The future missions to Mars get a massive lead about where to send the rovers to search for signs of life. Mars is the most popular candidate when it comes to finding an alternative habitat for humanity. The idea of making humans a multi-planetary species has grown widely in the recent past and different space…

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Curiosity Rover went deep inside the Dusty Skies

Curiosity Rover went deep inside the Dusty Skies

The car-sized rover from NASA is trying to figure out the mystery of the Vera Rubin Ridge. Curiosity was designed as part of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission in order to explore the Gale Crater on Mars. The primary goals of the rover include the climatic and geological study of Mars and determine whether…

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The Dust Storm on Mars has Cleared Away

The Dust Storm on Mars has Cleared Away

Despite the clearing of the Martian dust storm, the Opportunity Rover has failed to call back home. Dust storms are quite common on the red planet of our Solar System. Having said that, we are not really sure about the events that lead to these planet-engulfing storms and this could lead to some serious issues…

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Curiosity Rover found Foreign Objects on the Red Planet

Curiosity Rover found Foreign Objects on the Red Planet

The mystery of the Pettegrove Point Foreign Object Debris (PPFOD) is finally solved. The nuclear-powered mobile science laboratory Curiosity has been roving across the surface of Mars since 2012, searching for the conditions that may have once made Mars a habitable planet. Curiosity is the largest rover to be sent to Mars by NASA as…

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The Source of Martian Dust is Now Revealed

The Source of Martian Dust is Now Revealed

A rock formation process known as the Medusae Fossae Formation is the source of all the dust we get at the red planet. Our solar system comprises of eight planets but none of them has the same quality as the other. If one planet has the ability to retain life, other has such an extreme…

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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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NASA is gathering data about the Dust Storm of Mars despite Sleeping Opportunity Rover

NASA is gathering data about the Dust Storm of Mars despite Sleeping Opportunity Rover

The Red Planet Missions, other than Opportunity, are keeping NASA informed about the happenings on Mars despite the dust storm. The Opportunity Rover of NASA went to sleep mode on 10th of June following a massive dust storm which engulfed one-fourth of the Martian atmosphere. This storm led to a state of darkness in which…

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NASA is going to the Moon. Next step: Mars

NASA is going to the Moon. Next step: Mars

NASA has announced that they will be going to the moon once again before the end of this decade for further space exploration. They plan to build outposts on the Moon to ‘pave a way for a journey to Mars’. The journey is expected to begin soon with the development of a new spacecraft that…

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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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InSight Mission is going to create History. Here is why

InSight Mission is going to create History. Here is why

InSight Mission is a historic event as it will answer multiple, long-lasting queries about the red planet. The climate of Earth is becoming more and more hostile towards life and this forces humanity to look for alternate places of habitat if they want to preserve their coming generations. Considering the fact that Mars is the…

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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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Mars Helicopter to fly on NASA’s next Rover Mission

Mars Helicopter to fly on NASA’s next Rover Mission

The Mars Helicopter will demonstrate the takeoffs and landings of a heavier-than-air spacecraft on another planet for the first time ever. NASA is criticized at times for being too conservative in their approach but the latest announcement from them is receiving quite a lot of praise from all ends. They have decided that a helicopter…

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NASA sets sights on May 5 launch of InSight Mars Mission

NASA sets sights on May 5 launch of InSight Mars Mission

Scientists are ready to examine the core of Mars through Insight. The desire of knowing more and continuous increment in the hostility of Earth’s climate urge humans to find an alternate habitat for their coming generations. The red planet of our solar system is the most likely option and a lot of space agencies are…

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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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