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Here’s what Mars actually sounds like

March 10th, 2021

Humans may one day travel to the surface of Mars. In fact, NASA has tentative plans to launch a mission to Mars at some point in the 2030s, but at the moment those plans are little more than scribbled on the back of a napkin. In the meantime, NASA and other space agencies are wasting …

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The Perseverance rover just flexed for all the hot Martian babes

March 4th, 2021

NASA’s shiny new Perseverance rover has been hanging out on the Martian surface for about two weeks now. It hasn’t conducted much in the way of scientific observation, but that’s because it’s still waking up from the months-long, ice-cold nap that it took during the trip from Earth to the Red Planet. The rover appears …

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NASA’s new Mars rover is powered by a decades-old Mac chip

March 2nd, 2021

NASA’s new Perseverance rover has been on Mars for less than two weeks, but science fans are already chomping at the bit for any news they can get related to the mission. What will the new rover find? Will it be able to detect ancient organic compounds or possibly even signs of long-dead life forms? …

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Humans are already dumping garbage on Mars

March 1st, 2021

NASA’s Mars 2020 mission arrived at the Red Planet two weeks ago, and we’re just now getting our first look at the landing site from above. The ExoMars orbiter, which is a joint project between the European Space Agency and Russia’s Roscosmos, flew over the Jezero Crater where the rover landed and took some snapshots …

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NASA hid a message in its recent Mars rover landing

February 25th, 2021

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover landing was a huge event last week, but there was probably something you missed. During the landing, cameras affixed to the rover’s descent hardware captured images of the massive parachute with a very unique pattern. It didn’t take long for internet sleuths to decipher the code and figure out what it …

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This new NASA video of the Perseverance landing is incredible

February 22nd, 2021

NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars was a huge milestone in the mission. The rover stuck its landing perfectly, and we were quickly treated to a photograph showing the rover during its landing sequence. Now that the rover has had a chance to send back a whole bunch of data, NASA has published a full …

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This might be the best Mars landing photo ever taken

February 19th, 2021

NASA’s newest Mars rover, Perseverance, successfully landed on the Red Planet this week, and it’s already sent back some incredible images. The latest and greatest snapshot was taken during the rover’s gentle descent toward the dusty surface.  NASA engineers have been hard at work, testing the various instruments and systems of the rover ahead of …

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NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars – here’s what happens next

February 18th, 2021

NASA’s years-long Perseverance program has just crossed a major milestone with a successful landing on the Red Planet. Perseverance landed just as NASA planned, and it goes without saying that the mission controllers and engineers were elated with the outcome. Now that the rover has landed, the fun stuff can begin, with scientific research and …