Perseverance Photos Show Fascinating Details On The Martian Surface

Mars is a planet filled with dust, rocks, and sand. Sometimes, those things come together to create fascinating details on its surface. The surface on Mars is unlike anything on Earth, and thanks to stunning new photos from NASA’s Perseverance rover, we have incredible new looks at the alien planet. While it’s certainly fun to imagine … Read more

Rover’s pictures show long history of rivers flowing into Martian crater

Enlarge / The rocks of Kodiak Butte record a lot of the history of Jezero Crater. Normally, it takes some time for NASA’s Mars rovers to return scientific data. The instruments need to be calibrated and commissioned, and the rover needs to move off the landing site toward a piece of landscape with clear scientific … Read more

With First Martian Samples Packed, Perseverance Initiates Remarkable Sample Return Mission – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program

NASA, along with the European Space Agency, is developing a campaign to return the Martian samples to Earth. On Sept. 1, NASA’s Perseverance rover unfurled its arm, placed a drill bit at the Martian surface, and drilled about 2 inches, or 6 centimeters, down to extract a rock core. The rover later sealed the rock … Read more

These Martian Dunes Look Jaw-Dropping In New Mars Rover Photo

Everyone knows that Mars has large dunes — but what do they look like? This latest photo from Perseverance offers an incredible glimpse at them. The Martian surface is constantly fascinating, and thanks to a new photo from NASA‘s famous Perseverance rover, that point is being driven home once more. For a planet that’s extremely … Read more

Mars probe records a big hour-and-a-half Martian quake

Mars is alive. (Geologically.) NASA recently reported that its InSight lander — sent to observe geologic activity beneath the Martian surface — recorded one of its biggest quakes yet on Sept. 18. The 4.2 temblor, a quake that would have been big enough for people to feel had it happened on Earth, lasted an hour-and-a-half. … Read more

Martian super volcanoes lasted millions of years

According to a new study, Martian super volcanoes erupted thousands of times 4 billion years ago, with the explosive activity lasting about 500 million years. Image via Corey Ford/ iStock/ Interesting Engineering. Mars may be home to the largest known volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons, but today its volcanoes all appear dead or … Read more

MDA awarded contract for Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Martian Moons Exploration Mission

MDA awarded contract for Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Martian Moons Exploration Mission Press Release From: MDA Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 MDA Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a leading provider of advanced technology and services to the rapidly-expanding global space industry, today announced that it has been awarded the full contract from MELCO (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) in … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance rover nabs two Martian rock samples for scientists on Earth to study one day • The Register

NASA scientists can breathe a sigh of relief now that Perseverance has successfully collected not one but two Martian rock specimens, after its first attempt to obtain and store a sample failed. The plucky rover was sent to the Jezero crater to hunt for signs that Mars was once inhabited by microbes. Scientists believe their … Read more

Martin Kyšperský – It seemed to us that Bob Marley had a verse about Martian ships in one song

Martin Evžen Kyšperský records great records, publishes books and sometimes plays a minor role in a series or film. In the current film “Martian Ships”, all three of his three worlds are even connected, in addition to which he plays the main role. So there was definitely something to talk about during our conversation. © … Read more