NASA’s Mars Insight Lander Uses Wind-Induced Vibrations To Reveal the Red Planet’s Subsurface Layers

An artist illustration of the InSight lander on Mars. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is designed to give the Red Planet its first thorough check up since it formed 4.5 billion years ago. The mission is looking for tectonic activity and meteorite impacts, studying how much heat is … Read more

Mars Breakthrough Peers Under The Red Planet’s Surface in Scientific First

Peering deeper below the surface of Earth can tell us a lot about its history and geological make-up, and it’s the same for any other planet. Now the InSight lander on the surface of Mars has provided our first in-depth look at what lies just beneath the red planet’s surface. The seismometer on board InSight … Read more

“Macron benefits from an unprecedented alignment of the planets”

Belleville-sur-Loire nuclear power plant (Cher), October 12, 2021. BENOIT TESSIER / REUTERS We had already known this atmosphere in the early 2000s, after the long winter in which the Chernobyl disaster had plunged the nuclear industry. From Europe to the United States and from Russia to emerging countries in search of power, the time had … Read more

Dead stars can keep planets around them

View of a giant gas planet similar to Jupiter, orbiting a white dwarf. W. M. KECK OBSERVATORY/ADAM MAKARENKO We will not make the analogy with these dogs who, after the death of their master or their mistress, remain faithful to them and go to lie down on their grave, but there is a little of … Read more

Inside the Experiment to Create Mars on Earth | Science

Photographs by Cassandra Klos Text by Jennie Rothenberg Gritz When Cassandra Klos was growing up in rural New Hampshire, it was easy to see the stars. She traced the constellations with her finger and imagined how it would feel to travel among them. As a college art student, she launched a photo project about Betty and … Read more

What Are JPL’s Lucky Peanuts? – NASA Solar System Exploration

Before NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021, the entry, descent, and landing team posed at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California with individual bags of traditional “lucky peanuts.” Eating peanuts before major mission events is a longstanding tradition at JPL. Standing in the foreground are (left to right) … Read more

First close-up pictures of Mercury from BepiColombo hint at answers to the planet’s secrets

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. David Rothery, Professor of Planetary Geosciences, The Open University The BepiColombo spacecraft – a joint project by the European and Japanese space agencies – swung by its destination planet Mercury in the early hours of Saturday, Oct. … Read more

Lake County News,California – Space News: NASA scientist looks to AI, lensing to find masses of free-floating planets   

This illustration shows a Jupiter-like planet alone in the dark of space, floating freely without a parent star. CLEoPATRA mission scientists hope to improve the mass estimates of such planets discovered through microlensing. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab. Exoplanet hunters have found thousands of planets, most orbiting close to their host … Read more

NASA Thrilled as Mars Lander Captures Stunning Close-Ups of the Planet’s Surface

The U.S. space agency NASA’s Perseverance Rover has been exploring Mars’ Jezero Crater for 217 Earth days, searching for signs of ancient life. Its seven powerful cameras have been sending high-definition images back to researchers on Earth as they try to piece together billions of years of Martian history. The cameras can focus on tiny … Read more

Between The Planets embark on a journey to the subconscious on the album “Parallel World”

The landscape of instrumental metal hides many dangers. Narration using only tones, melodies and musical structures is a discipline on which many groups have broken their teeth. However, the domestic Between The Planets, who returned after four years with the new album “Parallel World”, successfully managed this task. The project Between The Planets, it is … Read more