New: Mars In 4K

A world first. New footage from Mars rendered in stunning 4K resolution. We also talk about the cameras on board the Martian rovers and how we made the video.

The cameras on board the rovers were the height of technology when the respective missions launched.

A question often asked is:
‘Why do via Technology and News Today https://youtu.be/ZEyAs3NWH4A

Why Mars? The fascination with exploring the red planet

The mystique of Mars is one that humans can’t seem to resist. The red planet has easily captured our interest for centuries, heavily featured in science fiction books and films and the subject of robotic exploration since the 1960s. via Technology and News Today https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/15/world/mars-exploration-humankind-scn/index.html

NASA will attempt to fly its Mars helicopter on April 19th

NASA finally has a new flight date for its Mars helicopter after a bug fix prompted a delay. The space agency now expects to fly Ingenuity “no earlier than” April 19th at about 3:30AM Eastern. Don’t worry about staying up all night to follow along, though. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/nasa-ingenuity-mars-helicopter-flight-date-184556782.html

China’s Tianwen-1 probe captures incredible HD images of Mars

China’s Tianwen-1 probe has spent nearly a month orbiting Mars, and now we have stunning images from the voyage. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) released three images earlier this month, two in black and white and one in color. via Technology and News Today https://www.dpreview.com/news/0185990956/china-s-tianwen-1-probe-captures-incredible-hd-images-of-mars

Mars is seismically active

Approximately 14 months after the Mars lander InSight touched down on the Red Planet, researchers present first scientific results In the first ten months since starting its scientific operations in February 2019, InSight’s seismometer SEIS has detected a total of 174 probable Martian quakes, on a via Technology and News Today https://www.mpg.de/14506708/mars-is-seismically-active

There’s a hidden message in the parachute of NASA’s Mars rover

The parachute that helped NASA’s Perseverance rover land on Mars last week unfurled to reveal a seemingly random pattern of colors in video clips of the rover’s landing. But there was more to the story: NASA officials later said it contained a hidden message written in binary computer code. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/23/22297094/hidden-message-parachute-nasa-mars-perseverance-rover

NASA reveals video of Perseverance’s landing on Mars

It’s early days, but NASA’s latest mission to Mars has been a successful one thus far. After providing photos of Perseverance’s safe descent to the surface last week, the agency has revealed footage of the critical moments of the landing: the moments when the rover touched down. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/nasa-perseverance-rover-landing-mars-video-191346299.html

The Morning After: NASA’s Perseverance begins its search for ancient life on Mars

The Morning After: NASA’s Perseverance begins its search for ancient life on Mars

After launching in July 2020, NASA’s Perseverance touched down on Mars at around 3:55 PM ET yesterday, following a smooth descent to the surface. Perseverance’s engineering cameras shared images from the landing site shortly after touchdown, which you can see here.

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How to watch the UAE’s first deep space probe reach Mars

How to watch the UAE’s first deep space probe reach Mars

A robotic probe owned by the United Arab Emirates is preparing to jump into Mars orbit on Tuesday after launching from Earth last year. For mission managers in Dubai, it’s a nerve-racking climax in the UAE’s first mission to deep space.

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China probe delivers its first photo of Mars

China probe delivers its first photo of Mars

China’s plans for interplanetary exploration just took a big stride forward. The Guardian reports that the country’s Tianwen-1 probe has returned its first photo of Mars, capturing a black-and-white snapshot from about 1.4 million miles away.

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