Category: Mars exploration

NASA InSight

All about the NASA’s InSight lander and news

The InSight’s seismometer records tremors on Mars – News of April 28, 2019 – On April 6, the SEIS seismometer put on the Mars planet by the InSight lander recorded a signal that could be “Marsquakes”. Three other signals recorded at different times could also be Marsquakes, but it is less likely. The 6 April…
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planet mars

All about planet Mars and news

No doubt about the presence of methane on the planet Mars – News of April 9, 2019 – For fifteen years, traces of methane have been detected in the atmosphere of Mars. The European Mars Express spacecraft and the American Curiosity rover have highlighted seasonal peaks of this gas. These observations generate a lot of…
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opportunity rover

All about the Opportunity rover on Mars and news

Goodbye Opportunity ! – News of February 17, 2019 – After 15 years on the planet Mars, the rover Opportunity was finally declared dead on February 13, 2019. In fact, the rover no longer sent any sign of life to NASA since many months. But NASA wanted to give it a chance to resume communications.…
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mars simulation

Participate in a Mars simulation AMADEE

Aline Decadi, member of the Board of Directors of the Association Plan├Ęte Mars (France), tells about her participation in the martian simulation AMADEE-18 What is a Mars simulation ? A Martian simulation consists of bringing together experts for a few days or weeks in terrestrial locations very similar to Mars, to perform one or more…
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Mars Express

All about Mars Express and news

The Mars Express mission benefits from the Mars 96 probe experience – News of October 28, 2018 – The Mars 96 mission was an extremely ambitious and exciting mission. The mission consists of over forty experiments, half a ton of scientific payloads, an orbiter, two landers and two penetrators. This would get huge amounts of…
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curiosity rover mars

All about the Curiosity rover on Mars and news

The Curiosity rover detects organic compounds on the planet Mars – News of June 12, 2018 – The Curiosity rover continues its journey in the crater Gale on the surface of the planet Mars. Last week, NASA released the results of a study of two samples taken and analyzed by the rover. These results have…
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mars colonization

All about Mars colonization and news

Find out what (maybe) your house will look like on Mars – News of August 7, 2018 – NASA does not currently have a roadmap for a trip to Mars. But that does not prevent the US space agency from preparing for this travel. NASA regularly conducts studies and develops concepts to try to solve…
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ExoMars

All about the ExoMars mission and news

ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will guide the ExoMars rover – News of May 22, 2018 – ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter satellite arrived in orbit of the planet Mars at the end of 2016. However, the satellite reached its final orbit only a few weeks ago. This is due to a long phase of…
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mars 2020

All about the Mars 2020 mission of the NASA and news

Nasa plans to add a helicopter to Mars 2020 mission – News of May 8, 2018 – Last Saturday, the Insight mission flew to Mars aboard an Atlas 5 rocket. Everything seems to have gone as planned and we will now have to wait for under seven months until the lander. NASA is not wasting…
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mars base camp

All about the space station Mars Base Camp and news

Lockheed Martin and NASA reveal the Mars Base Camp concept, a martian space station – News of October 10, 2017 – Lockheed Martin introduced at the end of last month an orbital base concept for Mars, called Mars Base Camp. The concept of assembling a base in orbit as a starting point for ground expeditions…
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