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MOM completes one year of mission life around Mars

India’s globally acclaimed Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft also known as Mangalyaan has completed one year of the mission life around Mars on 24 September 2015. During the entire one year, the spacecraft had acquired a large set of data of the red planet using all five payloads mounted on it by completing more than ..

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NASA’s Curiosity rover discovers useful Nitrogen on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover for first time has found evidence of nitrogen in the form of nitrate in aeolian deposits and in two mudstone deposits on Mars. It was detected by using the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite mounted on Curiosity rover by the team of Scientists. Scientists believe that the detected nitrogen in ..

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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 ..

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ISRO proposes to undertake Mars Mission in October-November, 2013

The ISRO has proposed to undertake a Mars Orbiter Mission in October-November, 2013. It will be India’s first step towards exploring the planet Mars. The proposal is currently under examination for government approval. The Mars spacecraft will be placed in an elliptical orbit around the red planet after a voyage of almost 300 days. During ..

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Mars500

An isolation experiment in Russia simulated a 520-day human mission to Mars. Six volunteers were locked away in windowless cells in June 2010. The $15-million Mars500 experiment, which ended on Nov. 4, was the first full-duration simulation of a human expedition to Mars. During the mission, the crew was hermetically isolated. After 250 days the ..

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