Recently NASA has launched its InSight lander. In late November it shall land on the Red Planet and collect some data that will help us to understand its interior. InSight is the first ever spacecraft that was entrusted to undertake this mission. And while we watching it fly, we offer you to check how much do you know about Mars and its research history.
Inasmuch as not a single spacecraft that landed on Mars, have never returned back to Earth, researchers do not have even an ounce of Martian rock to study it here, on Earth.
Right you are! The database of the Meteoritical Society contains more than two hundred on them.
… are the natural satellites of Mars
Phobos and Deimos. They are named after ancient Greek Gods, sons of Ares and Aphrodite.
Water on Mars is contained in…
Polar caps. Though, in addition to water ice, there is frozen carbon dioxide there.
“Olympus Mons” with regard to Mars stands for…
The height of the extinct volcano is almost 22 km.
Mars is very similar to Earth by its...
Solar day on Mars is called "sol" and lasts 24 hours 37 minutes. Axial tilt – 25,19° (as you probably already know, it is almost 23,5° on Earth).
American orientalist, diplomat, mathematician, and astronomer Percival Lowell (1855-1916) is famous for the fact that...
Percival Lowell published books “Mars and Its Canals” and “Mars as the Abode of Life”.
The main character of “The Martian” movie, events of which occur in the future, is trying to establish radio contract with the Earth by using...
This was precisely Mars Pathfinder. In case you do not believe – rewatch this movie again.
So far, all successful or partially successful missions to the Red Planet (both orbital and landing ones) were performed by three players only: the USA, the USSR, and the EU.
India has launched “Mangalian” at a relatively cheap price and on the first try.
One of the main tasks of “ExoMars” mission, that is being performed jointly by the European Space Agency and the Russian space agency Roscosmos is to
“ExoMars” shall, in particular, figure out what is the source of methane on Mars.
On May 05, two tiny satellites unofficially called Wall-E and Eva were launched aboard InSight spacecraft heading to Mars. What for?
We have just been telling about this on the website of Innovation House.