Friday, October 22, 2021

Mars

Nasa confirms Perseverance Mars rover got its first piece of rock

Eventually Nasa wants to collect samples taken by the rover in a joint mission with the European Space Agency, sometime in the 2030s.

Nasa’s little Mars chopper just set an out-of-this-world distance record

Following the completion of its 10th flight, Ingenuity has now clocked up a total distance of 1 mile on Mars – a huge accomplishment for the little chopper.

‘Nihao Mars’: China’s Zhurong rover touches down on Red Planet

This makes China the first country to carry out an orbiting, landing and roving operation during its first mission to Mars.

SpaceX needs Mars explorers but ‘you might not come back alive’

SpaceX boss Elon Musk has proposed an aggressive timeline of getting the first crew to the surface of Mars by 2026.

Nasa’s Mars helicopter completes third flight farther, faster than before

Nasa says it is now preparing for a fourth, more difficult flight to push Ingenuity to its limits.

Nasa’s Mars helicopter flies

The brief lift-off was the first powered, controlled flight ever conducted on another planet.

Part of first plane to fly on Earth in place to fly again on Mars

The postage stamp-size muslin swatch from the Wright brothers' plane was carried on the 300-million-mile journey to Mars.

Nasa releases first audio from Mars, video of landing

Audio clip gives 10 seconds of a wind gust on the surface of Mars.

Nasa wants to fly a helicopter on Mars for the first time

Equipped with two cameras, computers and navigation sensors, the Ingenuity has four feet, a box-like body and four carbon-fibre blades arranged in two rotors spinning in opposite directions.

Underground lakes on Mars confirmed – primitive life next?

Some scientists believe microbial life of some form could exist under the Red Planet's surface.

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