Cosma Posts about Mars…
- ExoMars (10/19/2016) - Oct. 21 Update: Unfortunately, the ExoMars mission’s Schiaparelli lander did not make a successful landing due to technical difficulties, and the crash site has been found. Happily, the mother ship did successfully enter orbit. Why Schiaparelli Probe’s Mars ‘Crash Land’ Is No Failure (Mason Peck, Newsweek) Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter views Schiaparelli landing site (ESA) Here’s … Continue reading ExoMars
- Mars 3D (11/16/2016) - Mars is getting even more attention than usual this week, and that is “mostly” because National Geographic began airing their special six part Mars series on Monday nights (9/8c). Here’s a trailer and links about it… Virtual Trip to Mars Offers Ultimate Preview to Crewed Mission (Nadia Drake, National Geographic) Inside Nat Geo’s Incredible Documentary … Continue reading Mars 3D
- Octopuses from Space! (5/20/2018) - Did you hear the one about the octopuses from space? It sounds like the title of a cheesy sci-fi movie, doesn’t it? But it isn’t, this time, or at least, yet. Instead, it’s actually an oddball theory that’s been put forth in a recently published “scientific” article that’s getting quite a lot of buzz in … Continue reading Octopuses from Space!
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Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System. Named after the Roman god of war, Mars, it is often described as the “Red Planet” as the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts, and polar ice caps of Earth. The rotational period and seasonal cycles of Mars are likewise similar to those of Earth, as is the tilt that produces the seasons. Mars is the site of Olympus Mons, the highest known mountain within the Solar System, and of Valles Marineris, the largest canyon. — Wikipedia
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Opportunity Hunkers Down During Dust Storm
on June 20, 2018 at 12:00 am
As of Tuesday morning, June 19, the Martian dust storm had grown in size and was officially a "planet-encircling" (or "global") dust event. […]
Curiosity Captures Photos of Thickening Dust
on June 20, 2018 at 12:00 am
A storm of tiny dust particles has engulfed much of Mars over the last two weeks. […]
NASA Encounters the Perfect Storm for Science
on June 13, 2018 at 12:00 am
One of the most intense Martian dust storms ever observed is being studied by a record number of NASA spacecraft. […]
Media Telecon About Mars Dust Storm, Opportunity
on June 12, 2018 at 12:00 am
NASA will host a media telecon on Wednesday, June 13, about a massive Martian dust storm affecting the Opportunity rover, and how various missions can obtain unique science. […]
NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious...
on June 7, 2018 at 12:00 am
NASA’s Curiosity rover has found evidence on Mars with implications for NASA’s search for life. […]