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Russia’s space leader is rampaging over Mars in the face of severe budget cuts

Enlarge /. Dmitry Rogozin, Director of Roscosmos State Corporation, will give an open lecture entitled “Transformation of Roscosmos” on May 23, 2019 at Moscow State University. Vladimir GerdoTASS via Getty Images The leader of the Russian civil space program seems to be increasingly detached from reality. Over the past few months, Roscosmos boss Dmitry Rogozin has given a series of …

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NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft observes strange glow and pulsation in the night sky of Mars

This is an image of the ultraviolet “night glow” in the Martian atmosphere. False green and white colors represent the intensity of ultraviolet light, with white being the brightest. The night light was measured at an altitude of approximately 70 kilometers with the Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph instrument on NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft. A simulated view of the Martian globe is digitally …

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NASA’s rover takes a tree-like device that converts CO2 into oxygen to Mars

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover launched on July 30th from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and features a host of cutting-edge technologies, including high-definition video devices and the first interplanetary helicopter. Many of the tools are designed as experimental steps in human exploration of the red planet. Crucially, Perseverance is equipped with a device known as the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment …

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Mars skies pulsate and glow when viewed in UV light at night

Ultraviolet night glow of the Martian amosphere.image:: NASA / MAVEN / Goddard Space Center / CU / LASP New ultraviolet observations of the Red Planet highlight complex patterns of circulation in the Martian atmosphere, including eerily regular pulses of night light that are invisible to the naked eye. The Martian atmosphere is very busy when viewed through ultraviolet light, but …

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The first space helicopter is on its way to Mars on board the NASA rover

NASA’s new Mars rover, launched on July 30, has a miniature helicopter in its belly. Persistence will be NASA’s fifth rover to Mars, but its helicopter-blind passenger named Ingenuity will be the first spacecraft of its kind. About two months after the rover’s landing, it is programmed to lower the helicopter back onto the surface of Mars and watch the …

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Rice researchers use InSight to measure deep Mars

An artistic impression of the inner structure of Mars. The top layer is the crust and underneath the mantle, which rests on a solid inner core. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech Using data from NASA’s InSight Lander on Mars, Rice University seismologists have made the first direct measurements of three subterranean boundaries from the crust to the core of the red …

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Weather satellite and robot telescope spot Endurance rover on the way to Mars

When NASA is powerful Endurance rover On July 30, a satellite and a robotic telescope launched into space and were given a unique view of the mission on the way to Mars. Weather satellite GOES-16who normally monitors land and space weather from geosynchronous orbit, spotted the cloud of smoke from Cape Canaveral, Florida takeoff. Video from the event indicated that …

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