19 May, 2024
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A study by NASA slams Elon Musk’ idea to terraform the red planet

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, told late night host Stephen Colbert about how he thinks and hopes that thermonuclear explosions could be used to jumpstart the Martian atmosphere that would further support life. The said process is called terraforming and it is not something new for science fictions readers and moviegoers as there are […]

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Mars will be closest to the Earth on July 31; It will be easily visible to naked eyes for whole June & July

Soon, stargazers and space enthusiasts will be able to have a glimpse of the red planet Mars with their naked eyes. In fact, in the coming six weeks in the month of June and July, Mars will shine brighter than ever compared to the last 15 years. The reason being its distance from the Earth […]

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NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover hits another giant dust storm; It may not be able to communicate for a while

Originally designed for a 90-day mission on the red planet, NASA’s Opportunity rover has completed more than 14 years on Mars after it landed on the surface in January 2004 along with its twin rover Spirit that ceased to function back in 2010 after developing complications. Talking about the Opportunity, it is only of the […]

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NASA will reveal latest findings made by Curiosity rover at the press conference on Thursday

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover spent over 2,000 Martian days (Sols) back in March 2018 and counting. The rover has revealed a plethora of data about the red planet where humans could harbor one day. But for now, Curiosity has found something very intriguing. In fact, NASA decided to keep it under wrap until the official […]

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Mars CubeSats performs course correction maneuver successfully

Spacecraft and satellites are bulky and large in size and of course, expensive. On the contrary, CubeSats are a small, lightweight and inexpensive piece of hardware that can perform any specific function in the space as programmed. According to the reports published pertaining to NASA’s recent Mars launch, the two CubeSats sent into space towards […]

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Curiosity dugs a 2-inch-deep hole with its new drilling technique

In the last quarter of 2016, the drill installed at the end of the robotic arm of the Curiosity rover was sidelined because its motor controlling the sideposts stopped working. Soon, engineers at the mission control started troubleshooting the issue and devising workarounds to get the drill up and running which took more than a […]

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NASA is planning to launch a rover & a helicopter on the Mars in 2020

On May 5, NASA launched its InSight lander which is estimated to land on the Martian surface later this year. The space agency has launched a number of rovers, orbiters, and landers to the red planet with Curiosity being the latest in operation. But, according to the reports that surfaced recently, NASA is ready to […]

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Scientists found the real culprit stealing iron from the continental crust

Mars is called as the red planet because of the rich iron content which when exposed to meager oxygen available in the planet’s atmosphere, it reduced to a rust-coated planet which appears red. As per the researchers, Earth could rust too, however, due to a fraction of iron content seeping inside the continental crust, the […]