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NASA: Perseverance found human trash on Mars

June 19th, 2022

Space is considered the final frontier for a reason. And, despite decades of studying the unknown beyond our planet, there’s still so little that we know. What we do know, though, is that the risk of human waste littering space and other planets is something we want to avoid as much as possible. That’s why …

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How sound travels on Mars can change based on the time of year

May 28th, 2022

NASA first shared what Mars sounds like last year, using microphones placed on the Perseverance rover. Since then, though, scientists have been studying the recordings, and have even created a playlist of the best recordings of Mars. But, what’s most interesting about these recordings, aside from how eerily quiet the planet is, is that they …

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NASA rover recorded a breathtaking solar eclipse from Mars

April 23rd, 2022

Back in 2021, NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on the Red Planet. The landing marked the beginning of a new era for studying the Martian world. One that has elicited quite a lot of excitement and discoveries over the past year. Now, NASA has released footage captured by the Perseverance rover of a Martian solar eclipse, …

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NASA’s Perseverance rover is finally getting down to business

June 10th, 2021

NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars way back in February. Just moments after its safe touchdown, the massive machine sent back images of the Martian surface and began relaying all kinds of data so that its handlers back on Earth knew it was doing okay. With that quick start, you’d think that the rover would …

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Perseverance hits a huge milestone on Mars

June 2nd, 2021

Time flies when you’re on another planet. NASA’s Perseverance rover and the Mars Ingenuity helicopter have now both been on the Red Planet for a full 100 martian days. For a mission that is expected to last many years that might seem like a drop in the bucket, but the sheer amount of work that …

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A robot just made oxygen on Mars, which is a huge deal

April 22nd, 2021

Robots are a lot easier to send to other planets than humans are. For one, they don’t complain nearly as much. On top of that, they don’t need pesky things like food or breathable air. Of course, if we’re ever going to send humans to Mars — as space agencies around the globe have pledged …

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NASA’s Perseverance is dealing with ridiculous cold temperatures

April 8th, 2021

When you see images from the surface of Mars it looks a lot like deserts here on Earth. It’s dry and dusty and barren, and on Earth, we associate that kind of environment with extreme heat. On Mars, things are pretty much the exact opposite. The planet’s distance from the Sun combined with its barely-there …

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This new photo shows the scale of the massive Perseverance rover

April 7th, 2021

You don’t even have to be a science fan or spaceflight junkie to know about NASA’s Mars rovers. It’s big news when the space agency sends fancy new hardware to Mars, and you’ve no doubt heard the names Sojourner, Opportunity, Curiosity, and Perseverance many times by now. What you might not know is how the …