Mars is a very cold planet. Temperatures don't get much above 70 degrees F and they can get down to nearly minus 200 degrees F. (Space.com) More
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Posted on 21 April 2018 | 2:54 am | Google News
NASA prepares to send CubeSats to Mars
In the case of MarCO, the primary mission objectives are to deploy their solar panels and high-gain antenna, maintain contact with mission control back on Earth, survive the passage to Mars, and then monitor transmissions from the InSight spacecraft as ...
Posted on 21 April 2018 | 1:12 am | Google News
Diamonds Found Packed Inside Rare Meteorite Are Evidence of a Destroyed Planet
Back in 2008, an 80-tonne meteor exploded over the Nubian Desert of Sudan, showering the region with hundreds of tiny rocks. New research suggests the diamonds packed inside these meteorites could have only formed within a planetary body the size of ...
Posted on 20 April 2018 | 5:15 pm | Google News
Extreme environment of Danakil Depression sheds light on Mars, Titan and nuclear waste
Dallol is a uniquely hostile place for life due to the combination of its extreme salinity, high temperature, and acidity. It is one of the hottest places on Earth, at more than 100 metres below sea level. Upwelling water, rich in many different salts ...
Posted on 18 April 2018 | 8:57 am | Google News
Inside the Cleanroom Where NASA's New Mars Lander Waits to Launch
The second instrument is the fanciest thermometer you ever did see, which will drill down 16 feet, deeper than any other Mars craft has probed. It will trail a cable embedded with thermal sensors every foot and a half. “We can actually figure out what ...
InSight lander nearly ready for journey to Mars
NASA studying sensor issue with Parker Solar Probe
Posted on 9 April 2018 | 2:56 pm | Google News
NASA's InSight lander inside one month to launch toward Mars
Scientists will also measure Mars' polar wobble by analyzing radio signals transmitted between InSight and Earth-based antennas. “In essence, it will take the vital signs of Mars — its pulse, temperature and much more,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, head of ...
Posted on 8 April 2018 | 2:52 pm | Google News
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