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Scientists closer to solving methane mystery on Mars, says Nasa

  • The mystery of methane gas intensified after ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter sent by the European Space Agency failed to detect any methane higher in the Martian atmosphere.
Nasa Curiosity rover’s repeated detections of methane right above the surface of Gale Crater has captivated scientists and nonscientists alike.(Nasa/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)
Nasa Curiosity rover’s repeated detections of methane right above the surface of Gale Crater has captivated scientists and nonscientists alike.(Nasa/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)
Published on Jun 30, 2021 06:40 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

NASA’s new Mars Rover will use x-rays to hunt fossils

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has a challenging road ahead: after having to make it through the harrowing entry, descent, and landing phase of the mission on February 18, 2021, it will begin searching for traces of microscopic life from billions of years back.
Nearly every mission that has successfully landed on Mars, from the Viking landers to the Curiosity rover, has included an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer of some kind.(Twitter @NASAPersevere)
Nearly every mission that has successfully landed on Mars, from the Viking landers to the Curiosity rover, has included an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer of some kind.(Twitter @NASAPersevere)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 04:58 PM IST
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Washington [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Stargazing Curiosity rover captures images of Earth and Venus in Mars night sky

The two-image twilight panorama shows Earth in one frame and Venus in the other as mere pinpoints of light, according to a NASA statement. Scientists say the planets appear so tiny due to a combination of distance and the fact that it was taken where there was more dust in the air on Mars.
Two images of the night sky were combined to show Earth and Venus as seen by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover on June 5, 2020. The planets appear as pinpoints of light owing to a combination of distance and dust in the air.(Credits:NASA / JPL-Caltech)
Two images of the night sky were combined to show Earth and Venus as seen by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover on June 5, 2020. The planets appear as pinpoints of light owing to a combination of distance and dust in the air.(Credits:NASA / JPL-Caltech)
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 04:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi

A year later, NASA finds hacker used $35 computer to steal restricted data

NASA came to question the integrity of its Deep Space Network data “and temporarily disconnected several space flight-related systems from the JPL network.”
Prior to detection, the attacker was able to exfiltrate 23 files amounting to approximately 500 megabytes of data, the report from NASA’s Office of inspector General said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Prior to detection, the attacker was able to exfiltrate 23 files amounting to approximately 500 megabytes of data, the report from NASA’s Office of inspector General said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 09:03 AM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

Mars Curiosity rover tastes first sample in ‘clay-bearing unit’: NASA

Pinpointing the source of that signal could help the science team understand if a wetter Martian era shaped this layer of Mount Sharp, the 5-kilometer-tall mountain Curiosity has been climbing.
Scientists are eager to analyse the sample for traces of clay minerals because they usually form in water.(AP FILE PHOTO)
Scientists are eager to analyse the sample for traces of clay minerals because they usually form in water.(AP FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 13, 2019 05:23 PM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

Martian soil developed in University of Central Florida on sale for $20 per kg

The formula that helped the astrophysicists at the university develop the experimental Martian soil is based on the chemical signature of the soils on Mars collected by NASA’s Curiosity rover, according to a study published in the journal Icarus.
An image released by NASA on October 7, 2015 shows Martian sand dunes.(AFP Photo)
An image released by NASA on October 7, 2015 shows Martian sand dunes.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2018 04:52 PM IST
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New York | ByIndo Asian News Service

Nasa’s Curiosity rover captures panoramic view of dusty Mars skies

The panorama, captured from Curiosity’s current location on Vera Rubin Ridge, also includes a rare view by the Mast Camera of the rover itself.
This composite image made available by Nasa shows the Curiosity rover at Vera Rubin Ridge on Mars. A thin layer of dust is visible on the nuclear-powered rover, the result of a storm that enveloped the planet this summer. The darkish sky is from dust still in the atmosphere.(AP File Photo)
This composite image made available by Nasa shows the Curiosity rover at Vera Rubin Ridge on Mars. A thin layer of dust is visible on the nuclear-powered rover, the result of a storm that enveloped the planet this summer. The darkish sky is from dust still in the atmosphere.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Sep 09, 2018 03:39 PM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

Curiosity Rover celebrates sixth birthday alone on Mars, determined to ‘find life’

Curiosity Rover’s mission is to determine whether Mars ever was, or is, habitable to microbial life.
A low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called ‘Buckskin’ on lower Mount Sharp.(AFP File Photo)
A low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called ‘Buckskin’ on lower Mount Sharp.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2018 06:18 PM IST
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NASA finds more building blocks of life on Mars

The unmanned Curiosity rover has also found increasing evidence for seasonal variations of methane on Mars, indicating the source of the gas is likely the planet itself, or possibly its subsurface water.
A low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called Buckskin on lower Mount Sharp.(AFP photo)
A low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called Buckskin on lower Mount Sharp.(AFP photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 11:27 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Tampa | ByAgence France-Presse
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