Mars Current Affairs, GK & News

Energy Budget of a planet

According to a new study, the imbalanced energy budget of the planet Mars can be a reason for dust storms occurring on it. What is a planet’s Energy Budget? The energy budget of a planet is the ratio of solar energy absorbed by it and heat released by it into space. How Energy Budget affects ..

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NASA Endurance Mission- Key Facts

A rocket carrying NASA’s Endurance mission was launched recently. What is the aim of the mission? To find out why planet Earth supports life, whereas other planets like Mars and Venus do not. A wet planet like Earth will be suitable for life to exist. Venus was once a watery planet but it dried out ..

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Perseverance: Capture of ‘Solar Eclipse on Mars’

The Perseverance Mars rover of NASA has captured a video of an eclipse on Phobos, one of the two moons of Mars. Overview: The video captured by the Perseverance rover is the highest-frame-rate observation and the most zoomed-in of a solar eclipse that has been captured from the Martian surface. This Martian eclipse has provided ..

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NASA Study: Water on Mars

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found that Mars had water two billion years ago. But today all the water in the planet are evaporated. This was confirmed by MRO with the help of salt deposits on the surface of the planet. What did MRO find? The MRO found that water flowed in the planet very ..

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Ingenuity undertakes 8th flight on the Mars

NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter called Ingenuity undertook its 8th flight on Red Planet. Highlights Most recent flight was made by Ingenuity to Mars  was on June 21, 2021. During the flight, Ingenuity remained aloft for 77.4 seconds. It flew 525 feet and landed about 440 feet away from Perseverance rover. Ingenuity was originally designed to ..

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