Airbus is designing a Mars rover to return soil samples

Mars 2020 will drill and dig up soil samples to place in over 30 tubes and can then drop them at varied factors. The fetch rover, which may head to the planet in 2026, can have to have the ability to detect them from a distance, autonomously drive to their location, choose them up with […]

Tear it up on Mars in ‘Red Rover,’ the driving sim built on NASA data

Tear it up on Mars in ‘Red Rover,’ the driving sim constructed on NASA knowledge

During the festive vacation season in 2016, Alan Chan spent his week’s trip time without work work exploring Mars. As most of us did final minute Christmas buying, ate turkey, and reminded ourselves of why discussing politics with dad is a nasty thought, Chan was romping, carefree, over Mars’ ruddy floor in a rover-style area […]

Two New Papers Offers Clues to Mars' Weird History

Two New Papers Offers Clues to Mars' Weird History

An picture of a gullied crater on Mars, taken by the HiRISE digicamImage: HiRISE As far as people are involved, Mars has two tales. One is within the current: We’re making an attempt to ship our ships and our astronauts to the Red Planet as a way to perceive what it’s like right now. But […]

Mars has blue-hued sand dunes

Mars has blue-hued sand dunes

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped this giant Martian sand dune that has a turquoise blue hue in enhanced coloration. Via NASA: Sand dunes typically accumulate within the flooring of craters. In this area of Lyot Crater NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) reveals a discipline of basic barchan dunes. Just to the south of the group of […]

The Dust Storm on Mars Is So Huge It Now Encircles the Entire Planet

The Dust Storm on Mars Is So Huge It Now Encircles the Entire Planet

These images taken by the Curiosity rover span about a few weeks, beginning with a shot of the world earlier than the storm appeared.GIF: NASA For the previous two weeks, a large mud storm has churned on Mars, forcing NASA to place its Opportunity rover into hibernation mode. But Curiosity, a rover on the opposite […]

What is Our Martian Quarantine Protocol?

What is Our Martian Quarantine Protocol?

If you one way or the other haven’t learn or watched War of the Worlds, right here’s a spoiler alert. The Martians are introduced down by the frequent chilly. You can argue if alien biology can be inclined to human pathogens, but when they had been, it wouldn’t be stunning if aliens had little protection […]

Opportunity rover stops responding throughout Mars mud storm

The downside, as you would possibly guess, is that this is not a small mud storm. It covers roughly 1 / 4 of Mars. You might need to attend a protracted whereas earlier than there’s an opportunity of resuming contact with Opportunity, and that is assuming the rover hasn’t been broken. Don’t quit hope, although. […]