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

‘Pipoca’ rocks Ana Morina live: “Worst ambassador of sorority”

Ana Morina was the competitor expelled from ‘Big Brother’ this Sunday night, the 21st, and upon arrival at Venda do Pinheiro studio, she was confronted with the voracious opinion of Ana Garcia Martins (‘A Pipoca Mais Doce’). “I think that Ana has two merits in this program: the first is that she is probably the … Read more

Extra Energy for Extraterrestrial Science! – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program

This image was taken by Mast Camera (Mastcam) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 3291. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS. Download image › When the operations team logged on today, we were prepared to pick up where Monday’s team had left off in Curiosity’s ongoing drill campaign at Zechstein. But then we received some news: even though … Read more

Moon rocks collected by Chinese spacecraft contain volcanic clues

Moon rocks that a Chinese robotic spacecraft brought back to Earth last year have provided new insights into ancient lunar volcanic activity, a researcher said Tuesday. Li Xianhua said an analysis of the samples revealed new information about the moon’s chemical composition and the way heat affected its development. A photo from Xinhua News Agency … Read more

First Details about First Moon Rocks Brought to Earth Since 1970s

A Chinese scientist has shared some details about moon rock samples the country brought to Earth late last year. The samples were collected by China’s unmanned Chang’e 5 spacecraft, which launched to the moon on November 23, 2020. It returned to Earth 24 days later, bringing back about 2 kilograms of moon rocks and dust. … Read more

First moon rocks in 45 years fill gap in lunar history | CU Boulder Today

Image of the Chang’e 5 landing site on the moon. (Credit: CNSA Lunar Exploration and Space Engineering Center) On Dec. 3, 2020, an ascent vehicle belonging to China’s Chang’e 5 space mission rose up from the surface of the moon, carrying just under 4 pounds of lunar rocks. Roughly two weeks and more than 200,000 miles … Read more

Will marsquakes have an effect on future human colonization?

Scientists successfully give InSight Mars lander Power Boost to continue mission in Aphelion Just as earthquakes occur on Earth, marsquakes occur on Mars. Quakes vary in appearance and feel according to the material through which their seismic waves flow. Whether these marsquakes will have an effect on human colonisation in the future remains a challenging … Read more

NASA ballistic air gun hurls rocks at space suits to test their micrometeorite protection

Credit: NASA Shock testing is commonly used throughout engineering to determine how a product will do when impacted by something. That something could be anything from the ground to a cruise missile. Like so much else in space exploration, engineers at NASA are performing the same type of test, just scaled up. Instead of simply … Read more

NASA has a Ballistic air gun to Hurl Rocks at Space Suits to Test Their Micrometeorite Protection

Shock testing is commonly used throughout engineering to determine how a product will do when impacted by something.  That something could be anything from the ground to a cruise missile.  Like so much else in space exploration, engineers at NASA are performing the same type of test, just scaled up.  Instead of simply dropping the … Read more

NASA Uses Ballistic Air Guns and Mock Moon Rocks in Search for Durable Space Fabrics

The surface of the Moon is a harsh environment with no air, low gravity, dust, and micrometeorites—tiny rocks or metal particles—flying faster than 22,000 mph. These conditions can pose a hazard to astronauts, their dwellings, and spacecraft. Engineers at NASA Glenn Research Center’s Ballistic Impact Lab are working to help the agency select materials for … Read more