Friday , December 14 2018

Space Exploration

NASA releases first sounds ever caught on Mars

< img src="" >. The audio recorded by the lander is of Martian winds blowing at an estimated 10 to 15 miles per hour. It was taken by the InSight Mars lander, which is developed to help researchers learn more about the formation of rocky worlds, and possibly discover …

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InSight Takes Its First Mars Selfie

NASA’s InSight lander is on the surface of Mars, which is an amazing accomplishment. A bunch of smarter than average primates, who several thousand years ago were building tone tools, have landed a robot on another planet to study its interior. That’s all well and good, but you can’t say …

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SpaceX and NASA Push Back Crewed Dragon Test Flight

SpaceX and Boeing are both working toward full certification of their respective spacecraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). it’s been a long road, but SpaceX was set to launch its first demonstration mission (Demo-1) on Jan. 7th, 2019. There has been yet another delay, but at …

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Voyager 2 Reaches Interstellar Space

Forty-one years after it launched into space, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft has crossed the outer edge of the heliosphere. Called the heliopause, this boundary is where the tenuous, hot solar wind meets the cold, dense interstellar medium. Voyager 2’s twin probe, Voyager 1, crossed this boundary in 2012, but Voyager …

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