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See Incredible Photos and Hear Martian Winds From the Red Planet—Thanks to Perseverance Rover

Reprinted with permission from World At Large, a news website of nature, politics, science, health, and travel. NASA and the world just celebrated the fifth American rover to land on the surface of the Red Planet. The rover brings with it a host of research equipment meant to examine the planet’s surface for signs of ancient […]

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James Webb Space Telescope – Hubble’s successor – to launch in October

The James Webb Space Telescope is the world’s most complex infrared telescope, built for a wide range of research projects. NASA is now targeting October 31 for its launch on an Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana.

Oregon experiments find that electrical sparks are possible on Mars

(University of Oregon) Friction caused by dry Martian dust particles making contact with each other may produce electrical discharge at the surface and in the planet’s atmosphere, according University of Oregon researchers. However, such sparks are likely to be small and pose little danger to robotic or human missions to the red planet, they report in the journal Icarus.

Nasa’s Rover is About to Land on Mars: Here’s How to Watch Perseverance in Action

In a huge moment for space exploration, the American space agency will today attempt to land a new rover on the surface of Mars. The six-wheeled robot, named Perseverance, will be the first NASA mission since the 1970s to search directly for signs of ancient life on the Red Planet. Powered by plutonium, this is […]

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Frigid Weather and Global Warming – The New York Times

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. A Times reporter explains the connection between frigid weather and global warming. Much of the Pacific Northwest is blanketed in snow. Texas continues to endure frigid weather and…

UAE’s Hope mission to Mars arrives today: How to watch

The Emirates Mars Mission “Hope” is a United Arab Emirates Space Agency uncrewed mission to Mars. It’s slated to enter Mars orbit on February 9, 2021. It’ll be followed on February 10 by China’s Tianwen-1 mission and, on February 18, by NASA’s Perseverance mission.

Get ready for Perseverance’s landing on Mars February 18

Some call attempts to land on Mars “7 minutes of terror.” The Perseverance mission will provide the most detailed video and photos of a landing yet. We’ll watch ourselves land on another planet, for the first time ever.