NASA’s OPTIMISM – Upgraded Perseverance Mars Rover Twin – Begins Terrain Tests

Updated with new features, the twin of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover arrives at JPL’s Mars Yard garage on October 29, 2021. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech OPTIMISM, the full-scale engineering model of Perseverance, begins a series of rigorous tests to assess the risk of potential driving hazards on the surface of the Red Planet. On a recent day … Read more

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

Hear sounds from the Mars Rover captured by NASA’s Perseverance

Two microphones aboard the six-wheeled spacecraft add a new dimension to the way scientists and engineers explore the Red Planet. (NASA) – Thanks to two microphones aboard NASA’s Perseverance rover, the mission has recorded nearly five hours of Martian wind gusts, rover wheels crunching over gravel, and motors whirring as the spacecraft moves its arm. … Read more

Special postmark will mark Perseverance on Mars, if rover survives landing

The U.S. Postal Service plans to mark NASA’s next landing on Mars later this week, if indeed the agency’s Perseverance rover makes it safely down to the surface of the Red Planet. A special pictorial postmark has been designed to commemorate the touch down of the fifth U.S. wheeled robotic explorer on Mars. Perseverance is … Read more

Best Airães student in 2020/21, he made use of his resilience, perseverance and gratitude

Life is made by goals. By completing one, we advance to the next and so on. After all, it’s because of the effort we put in, the spirit of resilience we adopt and the sacrifices we make that we feel fulfilled with each goal achieved. Whether more or less difficult to achieve, more or less … Read more

Perseverance rover finds evidence of ancient floods on Mars, researchers say

The Perseverance rover, which spent months traveling to Mars, could hardly have landed in a more interesting spot. The Jezero crater — a dry, wind-scoured patch of Martian rock where the rover touched down in February — was once a lake bed fed by an ancient river with floods so powerful they could move boulders, … Read more

Mars Dunes Look Massive In This Stunning Perseverance Photo

Perseverance has captured multiple images of up-close dunes and rocks on Mars. In this photo, it shows just how massive those dunes can really be. It’s pretty well known that Mars is home to large sand dunes, but this recent photo from NASA’s Perseverance rover shows just how gargantuan they can really be. Out of all the … Read more