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NASA’s Mars 2020 rover named ‘Perseverance’

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that the official name of its Mars 2020 rover will be ‘Perseverance.’ From the nation-wide contest for selecting the rover’s name, the entry of a seventh-grade school student, Alexander Mather was finalised. The rover is a robotic scientist and its mission includes searching for signs of past ..


Mars Solar Conjunction

On the surface of Mars are NASA’s Curiosity rover and InSight lander. Above Mars are several orbiters, Antennas on Earth and those on active spacecraft on or around Mars regularly exchange data. This regular exchange of data will pause between August 28 and September 7 because of a phenomenon called Mars solar conjunction. Why it ..


Annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge: NASA

Three Indian student teams won awards in NASA’s annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge which invites high school and college students to build and test roving vehicles for future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond at the US Space and Rocket Centre in Huntsville, Alabama. The competition was hosted by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center ..


NASA Curiosity rover touches Mars

A robot rover “Curiosity” launched by US space agency NASA successfully landed on Mars. The rover landed on Aeolis Palus in Gale Crater on August 6, 2012. What is Curiosity? · It is a robot rover which is currently exploring Mars. · Currently exploring Gale Crater, near the equator of Mars. · It will examine ..