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Mars' core, measured on seismic waves, found to be 'surprisingly' large and thin

Among other things, the InSight probe has revealed that Mars has an unexpectedly large core, with a whopping 1,830km (give or take 40km) radius -- just over half of the planet’s radius.
An artist's impression of the Nasa Mars mission approaching the red planet. (Photo via Nasa)
An artist's impression of the Nasa Mars mission approaching the red planet. (Photo via Nasa)
Published on Jul 23, 2021 01:43 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Chinese Mars rover beams back first photos

Zhurong, named after a mythical Chinese fire god, arrived a few months behind the United States' latest probe to Mars -- Perseverance -- and has been celebrated in China as a milestone in its ascent to space superpower status.
In this black and white photo taken by China's Zhurong Mars rover and made available by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Wednesday, extension arms and a departure ramp are deployed on the rover's lander on the surface of Mars. (AP)
In this black and white photo taken by China's Zhurong Mars rover and made available by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Wednesday, extension arms and a departure ramp are deployed on the rover's lander on the surface of Mars. (AP)
Published on May 20, 2021 06:09 AM IST
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NASA shares images of electric blue dunes on Mars

The set of images, clicked on the Red Planet at 80.3 degrees north latitude, 172.1 degrees east longitude, were released to mark the 20th anniversary of Odyssey, the longest-working Mars spacecraft in history.
Two types of dunes are seen in the image. One set is yellowish in colour and signifies warmer climates, and the other set is bluish or pale that represents colder climates.(NASA)
Two types of dunes are seen in the image. One set is yellowish in colour and signifies warmer climates, and the other set is bluish or pale that represents colder climates.(NASA)
Published on Apr 12, 2021 08:52 AM IST
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Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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