Mars: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

ISRO MOM Study: Mars losing its atmosphere at faster rate than the earth

Published: October 24, 2020

The ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has found that Mars is losing its atmosphere to outer space at faster rate as compared to that of the earth. The report comes based on the study conducted by MOM and the MAVEN orbiter of the US. Highlights A global dust storm began to encircle the planet Mars ..

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What is Opposition Effect that will make Mars look bigger and brighter?

Published: October 14, 2020

In October 2020, Mars is to look bigger and brighter due to ‘Opposition Effect’. What is Opposition Effect? It is the circumstance where two celestial bodies will appear in opposite directions in the sky. For instance, a full moon is said to be in opposition to the sun. The earth is then approximately between them. ..

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NASA Prepares to Launch the Mars Rover Perseverance

Published: July 30, 2020

NASA is all set to launch its car-sized rover named Perseverance and a robotic helicopter named Ingenuity to the Red Planet, Mars, on July 30, in order to find out the answer for the most intriguing question – Did human life ever existed in Mars? It will search for signs of past microbial life and ..

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First Mars Mission Launched by China

Published: July 23, 2020

China has successfully launched its first-ever Mars probe on July 23 with the objective of complete orbiting, landing and roving in a single mission so that it can take an ambitious step towards the planetary exploration of the solar system. Details of the Mission A Long March 5 rocket, the largest and most powerful launch ..

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NASA Mission to make it Possible to Hear Sound from Mars

Published: July 23, 2020

The Perseverance Rover from NASA is going to fulfil a long-pending wish of mankind to hear sounds from the red planet, Mars. Eight missions so far have returned from the planet with pictures and images but not a single mission has been able to capture the sound from Mars. The Perseverance Rover is going to ..

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