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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Landed on Mars

The science rover Perseverance of NASA landed on the Red Planet (MARS) on February 18, 2021. This rover is the most advanced astrobiology laboratory that has been ever sent another planet. It will firstly search the traces of ancient microbial life on the Planet. Highlights The rover sailed through space for nearly seven months. It ..

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Jarosite: Rare Mineral Found in Antarctica

A rare maritime mineral, Jarosite, has been found in the Antarctica ice. It was discovered after drilling deep into Antarctic ice. What the discovery signifies? The recently discovered mineral was examined and it was found that it was formed in pockets within the ice. This supports the theory of presence of jarosite on MARS in ..

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

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?

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

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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