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The End of the Chinese Mars Rover?

February 27, 2023

China’s Zhurong Rover, which has been exploring the surface of Mars since May 2021, has reportedly succumbed to the harsh winter and dust storms on Mars. In 2022 May, Zhurong entered Hibernation Mode ahead of the Northern Hemisphere of Mars entering winter. The rover was hibernate to avoid damage to the electronic parts due to…

Bear face on Mars

January 30, 2023

The fascinating image of the Martian surface was captured by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on the Mars Observation Orbiter. The HiRISe Beautiful Mars (NASA) Twitter handle said in a tweet that the bear’s face appears to be visible when zooming in on some of the areas seen on the surface. This picture…

Martian winter wonderland

January 2, 2023

Winter brings big changes to Mars. Snow on Mars is not like snow on Earth. There are two forms of snow on Mars. Dry ice is a combination of water ice and carbon dioxide. The former will disperse before reaching the Martian surface. But dry ice can also reach the Martian surface. NASA has released…

Percy’s deposition

December 26, 2022

Percy returned to Mars in July 2020. After nearly a year of exploration, yesterday (21 Dec 2022) Percy began one of his main missions, sample deposition. Many holes were dug on the surface of Mars and soil, rock dust, etc. were collected from them in small titanium tubes, sealed and deposited in various places on…

NASA has successfully tested the ‘Loftid’ technology to put humans on Mars

December 4, 2022

NASA has tested lofted technology that it hopes will help land humans on Mars. The full name of the mission is Low-Earth Orbit Flight Test of Inflatable Decelerator (LOFTID). The system consists of a heat shield, a probe, a propulsion system and a parachute, all of which are connected by circular tubes of air connected…

The InSight Mars Lander will soon come to rest

October 31, 2022

NASA has announced that the work of InSight Lantern, which was sent by NASA to study the interior of Mars, will soon stop. The lantern only has enough energy to function for four to eight weeks. After the storm, the solar panels that collect energy for the lantern are getting dusty. With this, the charge…

Emirates mars mission

August 25, 2022

Below is an image of Mars taken by the UAE’s Hope probe. Three very active 350 km to 400 km wide volcanoes can be seen above. Below is Olympus Mons, the tallest volcano in the solar system, 27 km high, 600 km wide and 6 km cutting edge.

Alfalfa: Travelers may be fed on Mars

August 21, 2022

It is certain that in the future, when humans form colonies on Mars and start life there, the colonists and travelers will have to farm for the food they need. Scientists in the US, who have thought about how to meet that food demand, have now almost reached a decision about the plant that will…