Tag: mars

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Sets New Records

June 29, 2024

NASA’s Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, has recently set new records in its mission to explore the Red Planet. Originally designed for just five flights, Ingenuity has surpassed all expectations by completing over 50 flights since its arrival with the Perseverance rover in February 2021. Ingenuity’s latest flight, conducted last week, saw the helicopter reach an altitude…

China has released the first Mars map

April 24, 2023

The map will pave the way for more scientific and technological experiments on Mars. The complete map was created by China using 14,757 images collected from Mars by the Tianwen-1 orbiter over eight months.

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.