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
NASA engineer who worked on real rover created toy version for DIY’ers
How to build your own LEGO Mars rover Curiosity (Robert Z. Pearlman, Space on MSNBC.com)
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Drilling Success: Curiosity is Collecting Mars...
on May 23, 2018 at 12:00 am
Engineers will now test delivering samples to instruments inside NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. […]
InSight Steers Toward Mars
on May 23, 2018 at 12:00 am
The spacecraft has completed its first trajectory correction maneuver. […]
NASA's Curiosity Rover Aims to Get Its Rhythm Back
on May 17, 2018 at 12:00 am
Rover engineers at JPL will try to restore percussive drilling on Mars this week, part of a larger series of tests that will last through summer. […]
A Pale Blue Dot, As Seen by a CubeSat
on May 15, 2018 at 12:00 am
NASA's Voyager 1 took a classic portrait of Earth from several billion miles away in 1990. Now a class of tiny, boxy spacecraft, known as CubeSats, have just taken their own version of a "pale blue dot" image, capturing Earth and its moon in one shot. […]
Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA's Next Red Planet...
on May 11, 2018 at 12:00 am
NASA is adding a Mars helicopter to the agency's next mission to the Red Planet, Mars 2020. […]