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Showing posts with label Mars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mars. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

We could drill water wells in Martian ice to survive on the Red Planet


We could drill water wells in Martian ice to survive on the Red Planet


Article Excerpt: "... Luckily, we know how to drill ice for water. Such wells are already in operation in Antarctica, and now it seems it might be possible to get them working on Mars too. In 2018, pictures from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter revealed eight cliffs of water ice ..."


Reference: www.newscientist.com

Thursday, June 14, 2018

NASA’s Opportunity rover is in a deep sleep on Mars — The vehicle just needs to ride out a nasty dust storm


NASA’s Opportunity rover is in a deep sleep on Mars — but there’s hope it will wake up again


Article Excerpt: "... On Mars, NASA’s Opportunity rover has run out of so much power it can’t communicate with Earth anymore — but that doesn’t mean the vehicle is dead yet. The robot is in a deep sleep, thanks to a particularly nasty dust storm that’s blocking sunlight from hitting its solar panels. NASA engineers are optimistic that the rover will be able to wake up ..."


Reference: www.theverge.com