Mars Missions Current Affairs, GK & News

InSight lander detects space rocks hitting Mars

NASA’s InSight lander has detected seismic and acoustic waves caused by the impact of four meteoroids and found the location of the craters left by these space rocks. Key facts For the first time, scientists were able to calculate the locations of craters left by meteoroids on the Martian surface based on seismic and acoustic ..

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NASA’s Perseverance finds organic matter on Mars

The Perseverance Rover has collected samples having high concentration of organic matter from the Martian surface. Key facts The Perseverance Rover has collected several organic rock samples from an ancient river delta on Mars. These samples are currently stored for collection by future Mars missions that would return them back to the Earth. These rock ..

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What is Solar conjunction?

American Space Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently decided to stop sending active commands to its missions on the MARS for next few weeks till the time “Mars solar conjunction” remains in effect. What is Solar Conjunction? As per NASA, during the Mars solar conjunction period, Earth and the MARS will be on ..

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China plans First Manned MARS Mission in 2033

China has planned to send its first crewed mission to MARS in the year 2033. Key points Manned MARS Mission will be launched with regular follow-up flights. Mission will be launched with a long-term plan to build a permanently inhabited base on MARS and extract its resources. This ambitious plan will intensify a race with ..

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What is Ingenuity Helicopter?

NASA recently announced that its Ingenuity Helicopter has been dropped on the surface of mars successfully and is in preparation for its first flight. Ingenuity Helicopter Ingenuity is a technology demonstration of powered flight in another planet. NASA is to perform a series of test flights over thirty Martian days with the help of Ingenuity ..

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China’s Tianwen-1 probe enters the Mars Orbit

A Chinese spacecraft named Tianwen-1 has successfully entered the orbit around Mars on February 10, 2021. Key Facts The probe entered the MARS Orbit after making the journey of 6 and a half month from the Earth. This mission is China’s first independent mission on the red planet. After reaching near to the orbit, robotic ..

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