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.
- 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 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 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 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.
- Feb 19, 2021 07:05 AM IST
Perseverance, the biggest, most advanced rover ever sent by NASA, became the ninth spacecraft since the 1970s to successfully land on Mars, every one of them from the US
- Feb 18, 2021 03:19 PM IST
NASA's Perseverance rover prepares for touchdown on the Red Planet on Thursday to search for telltale signs of microbes that might have existed there billions of years ago, when conditions were warmer and wetter than they are today.
- Feb 10, 2021 10:39 PM IST
The solar-powered rover — about the size of a golf cart — is expected to operate for about three months, and the orbiter for two years.
- Feb 10, 2021 01:50 PM IST
If the arrival at Mars succeeds, China will try to place a lander and a robotic rover on the planet later this year. It would join what could by then be a trio of NASA spacecraft studying the Martian surface
- Jan 27, 2021 11:05 PM IST
The Perseverance rover is supposed to land on the Red Planet on February 18, 2021, carrying new scientific tools and technologies onboard, including the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter.
- Dec 19, 2020 05:26 PM IST
The discovery and development of the novel coronavirus vaccine is probably the most incredible scientific achievement of 2020.