Sep 07, 2021 10:55 PM IST
During Perseverance’s first sampling attempt in early August, the unexpectedly soft rock crumbled.
- Aug 21, 2021 07:14 PM IST
China's National Space Administration said on its website Friday that Zhurong completed its 90-day program on Aug. 15 and was in excellent technical condition and fully charged.
- Aug 07, 2021 09:44 AM IST
The paid volunteers will work a simulated Martian exploration mission complete with spacewalks, limited communications back home, restricted food and resources and equipment failures.
- Jul 27, 2021 05:28 PM IST
Perseverance rover gears up for its first rock collection drive on Mars. The milestone is expected to take place within two weeks in a scientifically interesting region of the Jezero Crater called the "Cratered Floor Fractured Rough." Analyzing samples will reveal clues about the rocks' chemical and mineral composition -- revealing things like whether they were formed by volcanoes or are sedimentary in origin. Here’re some interesting facts about the Red Planet.
- Jun 08, 2021 08:48 PM IST
It looks like the era of space tourism is about to erupt. Meet the billionaires eyeing space as the next entrepreneurial frontier.
- May 26, 2021 03:57 PM IST
Scientists and researchers have warned of numerous challenges including cosmic radiation, dust storms and lack of oxygen and water for Mars missions.
- May 22, 2021 04:10 PM IST
The launch last July of the Tianwen-1 Mars probe, which carried the Zhurong rover, marked a major milestone in China's space programme.
- May 22, 2021 09:34 AM IST
Your detailed guide to all the latest OTT releases, book recommendations, podcasts and exciting activities to indulge in over the weekend! This weekend, you can pick from a host of Netflix and Amazon releases, a book on making better decisions, exploring the Mars and much more!
- May 20, 2021 09:49 AM IST
The four-day wait for the images — one in color, one in black and white, as well as a pair of small video clips — had prompted speculation that something might have gone wrong with the landing on Saturday. When China’s space agency issued a statement in response to those concerns on Tuesday, urging patience, the response online was biting.
- May 17, 2021 08:14 PM IST
China landed Tianwen-1 spacecraft on Mars on May 15, becoming the third country to perform successful landing on the red planet after U.S. and the Soviet Union. The three Mars missions in 2021 and how they are different from each other.
- May 15, 2021 07:19 PM IST
An uncrewed Chinese spacecraft successfully landed on the surface of Mars on May 15, making China only the second space-faring nation after the United States to land on the Red Planet.
- May 15, 2021 07:03 AM IST
Plans call for a rover to stay in China's lander for a few days of diagnostic tests before rolling down a ramp to explore an icy area of Mars known as Utopia Planitia.
- May 14, 2021 05:41 PM IST
It's a relatively busy time for Martian exploration, with China, the US and hitherto space minnows the UAE sending probes to the treacherous planet, where failure to land safely is more frequent than success.
- May 08, 2021 11:50 AM IST
The space agency on Friday released new footage shot by the six-wheeled robot of its rotorcraft companion making its fourth flight on April 30 -- this time accompanied by an audio track.
- Apr 19, 2021 06:23 PM IST
Despite the flight's brevity, it marked a historic feat in interplanetary aviation, taking place on an “airfield” 173 million miles from Earth on the floor of a vast Martian basin called Jezero Crater.
- Apr 19, 2021 11:20 AM IST
The space agency had originally planned the flight for April 11 but postponed it over a software issue that was identified during a planned high-speed test of the aircraft's rotors.
- Apr 06, 2021 02:29 PM IST
The ultra-light aircraft was dropped on the surface on Saturday after detaching from the belly of the Perseverance rover, which touched down on the Red Planet on February 18.
- Mar 25, 2021 05:00 PM IST
The US space agency is comparing the Martian debut of its 4-lb (1.8-kg) solar-powered whirlybird, dubbed Ingenuity, with the Wright Brothers' first sustained flight of a motor-driven airplane near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.
- Mar 17, 2021 10:56 PM IST
The researchers suggested that a lot of the water did not actually leave the planet, but rather ended up trapped in various minerals that contain water as part of their mineral structure - clays and sulfates in particular.
- Mar 06, 2021 12:12 PM IST
The drive lasted about 33 minutes, propelling the rover forward by four metres, where it then turned to the left by 150 degrees and backed up 2.5 metres into its new temporary parking space, the American space agency noted in a statement.
- Feb 25, 2021 08:36 AM IST
Engineers hinted they had hidden a code in the parachute that landed the Perseverance rover. Within hours, puzzle enthusiasts cracked it.
- Feb 24, 2021 09:17 AM IST
Swati Mohan has been a member of NASA's Perseverance Rover mission since its inception.
- Feb 23, 2021 01:38 PM IST
NASA scientists on February 22 unveiled first-of-a-kind home movies of last week’s’ daredevil Mars rover landing, vividly showing its supersonic parachute inflation over the red planet and a rocket-powered hovercraft lowering the science lab on wheels to the surface.
- Feb 23, 2021 12:41 PM IST
The footage was so good — and the images so breathtaking — that members of the rover team said they felt like they were riding along.
- Feb 22, 2021 05:32 PM IST
The researchers from NASA and German Aerospace Center tested the endurance of microorganisms to Martian conditions by launching them into stratosphere, the second major layer of Earth's atmosphere which closely represents key conditions on Mars.