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Perseverance’s eyes see a different Mars

Perseverance’s eyes see a different Mars

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Enlarge / Perseverance's two Mastcam-Z imagers (in the gray boxes) are part of the rover's remote sensing mast. NASA The seven minutes of terror are over. The parachute deployed; the skycrane rockets fired. Robot truck goes ping! Perseverance, a rover built by humans to do science 128 million miles away, is wheels-down on Mars. Phew.…
Humans had never seen a spacecraft land on another planet—until now

Humans had never seen a spacecraft land on another planet—until now

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Panoramic image of Mars taken by Perseverance on February 20, 2021. Never before, in all of our millions of years, have humans directly observed a spacecraft landing on another planet. Until now. On Monday, NASA released a video (embedded below) that included several viewpoints from the descent of Mars Perseverance to the surface of the…
NASA releases “exhilarating” image of Mars rover just above the planet

NASA releases “exhilarating” image of Mars rover just above the planet

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Enlarge / This is a high-resolution still image, part of a video taken by several cameras as NASA’s Perseverance rover touched down on Mars.NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA on Friday released new images of its Perseverance spacecraft approaching the surface of Mars and safely settling upon the red planet. The new photos included an arresting image of the…
Perseverance on Mars: Where it is, and what the next steps are

Perseverance on Mars: Where it is, and what the next steps...

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In their first press conference following Perseverance's successful landing on Mars, NASA and JPL scientists revealed some information on where the rover landed and what to expect for the next several days and weeks as it begins its mission in earnest. Pics or it didn’t happen One of the first orders of business is getting…
Mars’ underground brine could be a good source of oxygen

Mars’ underground brine could be a good source of oxygen

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Enlarge / The Pathfinder rover took this photo. It didn't need oxygen, unlike the weak, fleshy humans that would like to follow its path. If humans are ever going to visit Mars, they may well need to make some crucial resources while they are there in order to survive long enough to explore and restock…
Another look at possible under-ice lakes on Mars: They’re still there

Another look at possible under-ice lakes on Mars: They’re still there

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In recent decades, we've become aware of lots of water on Earth that's deep under ice. In some cases, we've watched this water nervously, as it's deep underneath ice sheets, where it could lubricate the sheets' slide into the sea. But we've also discovered lakes that have been trapped under ice near the poles, possibly…
Chitin could be used to build tools and habitats on Mars, study finds

Chitin could be used to build tools and habitats on Mars,...

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Enlarge / Scientists mixed chitin—an organic polymer found in abundance in arthropods, as well as fish scales—with a mineral that mimics the properties of Martian soil to create a viable new material for building tools and shelters on Mars. Space aficionados who dream of one day colonizing Mars must grapple with the stark reality of…
Ancient lake sites suggest lots of precipitation on Mars

Ancient lake sites suggest lots of precipitation on Mars

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Enlarge / A simulated view of Gale Crater Lake, measuring about 150km across, on Mars about 3 billion years ago. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/MSSS Mars clearly once had a lot of water—there are simply far too many features that clearly formed in a watery environment for that to be a matter of debate. What's less clear is…
Mission to Mars: Hilary Swank leads an elite team in trailer for Away

Mission to Mars: Hilary Swank leads an elite team in trailer...

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Hillary Swank stars as an elite astronaut preparing for a crewed mission to Mars in the new Netflix sci-fi drama series Away. An elite international team of astronauts must leave family and friends behind for a three-year crewed mission to Mars in Away, a new science fiction drama from Netflix, starring Hilary Swank. Created by…
An early version of Starship takes its first, tentative steps off Earth

An early version of Starship takes its first, tentative steps off...

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Ignition! Starhopper looks on as SN5 lifts off for its 150m hop test. Trevor Mahlmann Roger, roger, SN5—we see you hovering clear five by. Trevor Mahlmann SN5. In flight. Over Texas. Trevor Mahlmann Turning to orient for landing. Trevor Mahlmann SN5 coming in for a landing. Those legs! Just so we're clear about this, SpaceX…

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