Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and one of our closest neighbors in space. But it’s not a very welcoming place for an Earthling to visit.
Perseverance and its helicopter sidekick, Ingenuity, have been on Mars for nearly nine months. The duo have taken rock samples, performed first flights and taken images of the delta in Jezero Crater.
Flying the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars is the equivalent of flying one at about 100,000 feet on Earth. Tricky, considering the highest helicopter flight ever recorded maxed out at 42,000 feet.
Named after a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina, NASA’s Martian landing spot is a distant reminder of less peaceful times on Earth.
NASA’s successful Mars landing will reveal yet more secrets from the red planet. But there is much we already know from Martian fragments that found their way to Earth.
Methane gas in the atmosphere is a tantalising hint suggesting that life could exists on Mars.
There are some great opportunities to see the planet travelling across the night skies.
The Perseverance rover’s landing could help reveal secrets of Mars’ interior.
Scientists preparing to land the Rosalind Franklin rover in a few years are nervously awaiting the landing of Nasa’s Perseverance rover.
Transcript for Episode 1 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including stories on Mars and Belarus.
NASA’s Mars 2020 mission has arrived and landed the Perseverance Rover on the red planet. The rover’s goal is to collect rock and soil samples to be brought back to Earth in the future.