Mars

NASA InSight’s ‘Mole on Mars’ working again after 7 months of troubleshooting- Technology News, Firstpost

tech2 News StaffOct 21, 2019 09:22:02 IST NASA’s latest robot on Mars – the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander – appears to have freed itself from a sticky situation some 225 million kilometres from home. The mission’s engineers are confident there’s hope for an important instrument on the lander – dubbed “the mole”– to resume …

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Remains of Briny Pools Provide Further Evidence of Liquid Water on Mars

As the Curiosity rover explores Mars’ Gale Crater, the data it collects tells us more about the history of the planet and in particular about whether liquid water once existed there. Using data collected by Curiosity, a new study has examined the geology of the crater to learn more about the briny ponds which may …

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Elon Musk’s plans for Mars may be more moral catastrophe than bold space exploration

Elon Musk, founder of private space-faring company SpaceX, recently unveiled his new Starship craft. Amazingly, it is designed to carry up to 100 crew members on interplanetary journeys throughout the solar system, starting with Mars in 2024. The announcement is exciting, invoking deep emotions of hope and adventure. But I can’t help having a number …

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Stunning Mars Photos Show a Salty Landscape: Space Photos of the Week

NASA’s Curiosity rover touched down on Mars in August 2012, and it’s been cruising around, shooting lasers at rocks, drilling into the ground, and performing science experiments ever since. Just last week, news came out that Curiosity had found something salty. The rover is driving across Gale Crater, an ancient Martian lake bed that was …

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NASA finds evidence of ancient lake on Mars that could have harboured alien life

NASA has uncovered evidence of an ancient oasis on Mars, which could once have harboured alien life. Rocks rich in mineral salts discovered by NASA’s Curiosity rover in the Red Planet’s Gale crater suggest that the 100-mile-wide basin was once dotted with shallow briny ponds. These waterways are thought to have overflowed and then dried up …

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Nasa Curiosity Rover finds alien oasis on Mars – did it support life?

An illustration of the oasis on Mars, which has now dried up (Image: Nasa) A mysterious ‘oasis’ has been found on the surface of Mars, raising hopes that evidence of life may also one day be found on the Red Planet. The Nasa Curiosity Rover has found traces of ‘shallow, salty ponds that went through …

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