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  • IIT alumnus develop chopper that will fly over Martian skies
    SpaceIIT alumnus develop chopper that will fly over Martian skies

    The chopper will be sent to the Mars this summer with NASA's Perseverance rover. The chopper has been parked at at Kennedy Space Center waiting to hitch a ride to the Red Planet this summer.

    5 days ago
  • NASA's Perseverance to carry 10.9 million names to Mars this summer
    SpaceNASA's Perseverance to carry 10.9 million names to Mars this summer

    Over 10.9 million names will be sent to Mars after NASA, under "Send Your Name to Mars" campaign, asked people around the world to submit their names to ride aboard the agency's next rover to the Red Planet.

    12 days ago
  • NASA's Curiosity Rover takes a 360 degree selfie on Mars mountain
    SpaceNASA's Curiosity Rover takes a 360 degree selfie on Mars mountain

    NASA's Curiosity rover took a stunning selfie on a Mars mountain which happens to be the steepest climb the robot has taken till date. It captured the scene just below ‘Greenheugh pediment which is a broad sheet of rock that sits atop a hill. In front of the rover is a hole it drilled while sampling a bedrock target called "Hutton."

    15 days ago
  • Mars magnetic field 10 times stronger than expected: NASA
    SpaceMars magnetic field 10 times stronger than expected: NASA

    The reason why Earth has life and Mars is mere a wasteland in space is the magnetic field of the planet, the invisible force that shields the atmosphere from the harmful effects of the solar wind.

    28 days ago
  • Life on Mars: NASA warns world not ready for revolutionary discovery
    Science NewsLife on Mars: NASA warns world not ready for revolutionary discovery

    NASA has claimed that they are very close to find life on Mars but warned that the world is not ready for the implications of the revolutionary discovery.

    6 months ago
  • Mars helicopter ready to take off for Red Planet: NASA
    SpaceMars helicopter ready to take off for Red Planet: NASA

    "The next time we fly, we fly on Mars," MiMi Aung, Project Manager for Mars Helicopter at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said in a statement.

    1 year ago
  • NASA's InSight lander 'hears' Martian wind
    SpaceNASA's InSight lander 'hears' Martian wind

    NASA's InSight lander, which touched down on Mars on November 26, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian wind on the Red Planet, the NASA said.InSight sensors captured a haunting low rumble caused by vibrations from the wind, estimated to be blowing between 10 to 15 mph (5 to 7 metres a second) on December 1, from northwest to southeast, NASA said on Friday. Citing NASA, Xinhua news agency reported the winds were consistent with the direction of dust devil streaks in the landing area, which were observed from orbit. "Capturing this audio was an unplanned treat," said Bruce Banerdt, InSight principal investigator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "But one of the things our mission is dedicated to is measuring motion on Mars, and naturally that includes motion caused by sound waves." According to NASA, two very sensitive sensors on the spacecraft detected these wind vibrations: an air pressure sensor inside the lander and a seismometer sitting on the lander's deck, awaiting deployment by InSight's robotic arm. The two instruments recorded the wind noise in different ways. The air pressure sensor, which will collect meteorological data, recorded these air vibrations directly. The seismometer recorded lander vibrations caused by the wind moving over the spacecraft's solar panels, which are each 7 feet (2.2 metres) in diameter and stick out from the sides of the lander like a giant pair of ears. This is the only phase of the mission during which the seismometer, called the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS), will be capable of detecting vibrations generated directly by the lander, said NASA. In a few weeks, it will be placed on the Martian surface by InSight's robotic arm, then covered by a domed shield to protect it from wind and temperature changes. It will detect the lander's movement through the Martian surface, said NASA. SEIS is recording vibrational data that scientists later will be able to use to cancel out noise from the lander when SEIS is on the surface, allowing them to detect better actual marsquakes. InSight landed safely at Elysium Planitia on Mars on November 26, kicking off a two-year mission to explore the deep interior of the Red Planet.

    1 year ago
  • NASA's InSight lands on Mars, sends first pictures
    SpaceNASA's InSight lands on Mars, sends first pictures

    Cheers and applause were seen at the NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Monday as its unmanned lander – InSight – successfully landed on the surface of Red Planet. Based on the first pictures sent by the spacecraft, it looks to be in good shape so far.

    1 year ago
  • ISRO celebrates as Mangalyaan completes 4 years orbiting Mars
    SpaceISRO celebrates as Mangalyaan completes 4 years orbiting Mars

    The Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO is celebrating the 4th birthday of Mangalyaan. Launched earlier in 2013, it’s the country's first mission to outer space. The Mars Orbiter Mission has successfully completed four years orbiting the red planet.

    2 years ago
  • Selfie on Mars: NASA's rover collects stunning pictures of Red Planet
    SpaceSelfie on Mars: NASA's rover collects stunning pictures of Red Planet

    The dutiful NASA's Curosity rover took a selfie of Mars which presents the stunning panorama eerie brown skies, with glimpses of Mount Sharp and ancient lakebed. The immersive snap has left the scientists in a state of shock.

    2 years ago