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A year on Red Planet: Meet the scientist set to step into Martian habitat

Participants will face equipment failures and water limitations, the space agency has warned -- as well as some "surprises," according to Haston.

Scientist walks in a Mars-like simulation.(AFP)
Published on May 27, 2023 10:36 AM IST

Sound on! NASA lander captures impact as space rocks hit Mars. Then a question

InSight lander has caught the impact of Marsquakes. This is as interesting as it gets.

Craters formed by a September 5, 2021, meteoroid impact on Mars, the first to be detected by NASA?s InSight, are seen in an image taken by NASA?s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Handout via REUTERS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.(via REUTERS)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 06:17 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Mars' core, measured on seismic waves, found to be 'surprisingly' large and thin

Among other things, the InSight probe has revealed that Mars has an unexpectedly large core, with a whopping 1,830km (give or take 40km) radius -- just over half of the planet’s radius.

An artist's impression of the Nasa Mars mission approaching the red planet. (Photo via Nasa)
Published on Jul 23, 2021 01:43 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Chinese Mars rover beams back first photos

Zhurong, named after a mythical Chinese fire god, arrived a few months behind the United States' latest probe to Mars -- Perseverance -- and has been celebrated in China as a milestone in its ascent to space superpower status.

In this black and white photo taken by China's Zhurong Mars rover and made available by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Wednesday, extension arms and a departure ramp are deployed on the rover's lander on the surface of Mars. (AP)
Published on May 20, 2021 06:09 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh

NASA shares images of electric blue dunes on Mars

The set of images, clicked on the Red Planet at 80.3 degrees north latitude, 172.1 degrees east longitude, were released to mark the 20th anniversary of Odyssey, the longest-working Mars spacecraft in history.

Two types of dunes are seen in the image. One set is yellowish in colour and signifies warmer climates, and the other set is bluish or pale that represents colder climates.(NASA)
Published on Apr 12, 2021 08:52 AM IST
Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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