NASA's Mars helicopter 'Ingenuity', which touched down the red planet with 'Perseverance' rover in February, is ready for its first flight on April 11. The light-weight rotorcraft will take-off vertically for a 30-second flight and will hover around its current location, taking 30 images/second to understand the site. Scientists claim, if the flight becomes successful, it will pave a way for future flights scouting land rovers to visit… read-more
The red planet has baffled scientists yet again as a rainbow-like phenomenon was recently spotted by NASA's Perseverance rover. Several debaters on Reddit have speculated it to be either an ‘icebow’ or 'dustbow,' resulting from light's scattering off dust particles. However, claiming 'Definitely not a rainbow' NASA experts says the artifact could possibly be ‘lens flare’ caused by the lights entering the camera lens and randomly dispersing.… read-more
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NASA has shared the data of its Mars mission to India, China, UAE and the European Space Agency to avoid the collision of spacecraft in the Mars orbit. Reportedly, the data was shared to ensure the safety of the Perseverance spacecraft from getting crashed with spacecraft of other countries in the martin orbit. Notably, ISRO's Mangalyaan, China's Taiwan-1, UAE's Hope and two other spacecraft from the ESA are hovering the red planet.
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NASA's Perseverance rover, which is set out to find signs of ancient microbial life on Mars, has begun exploration on the red planet. In its first test drive, the rover went forward 13 feet, took a 150-degree left turn, then backed up 8 feet in its 33-minute movement. After the performance, a NASA engineer said, "We are now confident our drive system is good to go".
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After travelling nearly 48,28,02,200 kilometers from Earth, NASA's Perseverance rover will finally land on Mars on February 19. Launched on July 30 last year, the car-size Perseverance rover is the biggest, heaviest and most sophisticated robotic geologist probe ever launched in to space, says NASA. Moreover, it will be the agency's ninth Mars mission while Perseverance is the fifth rover attempting to touchdown the red planet. The six-wheel … read-more
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Probes from UAE, China and the US, launched in July 2020, would arrive on Mars just days apart in February. Reportedly, UAE's Amal (Hope) will reach Mars on February 9 and installed in orbit at 22-44,000 kilometres. In contrast, China's Tianwen-1 reaching 24-hours-later will remain paired in the path only to land on Mars in May 2021. Additionally, NASA's most-anticipated Perseverance carries… read-more
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NASA on November 19 released a 60-second audio clip that was recorded by 'Perseverance' rover while travelling through interplanetary space. According to engineers, the humming sound was from the rover's heat rejection pump that was detected as mechanical vibrations through the rover. 'Perseverance', the first microphone-equipped object, is expected to land at Mars in February 2021. Besides, it will conduct experiments for one Martian year i.… read-more
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NASA is all prepared to send its 'Mars Sample Return' mission to bring Mars rocks to Earth in a mission partnered by European Space Agency. While the enroute Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover will drill and collect samples, ESAs 'fetch' rover will deliver the samples to NASAs ‘MARS Ascent vehicle.’ Later the samples would be brought back by ESAs ‘Earth Return Orbiter’ in 2030. NASA said this will help them send humans on Mars.
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