Tag: Mars

Extraordinary Planet Alignment Seen in Hong Kong Early Morning Sky

At Hong Kong time 4:47 a.m. on June 24, 2022, reporters observed a rare astronomical phenomenon of “eight-planet alignment” at the East Dam, Saigon, Hong Kong. Mercury, Venus, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn could be clearly seen with naked eye, and the “five-planet alignment” could also be clearly photographed by cell phones, but Uranus…


For the First Time There’s a Rocket Capable of Establishing Permanent Mars and Moon Bases: Elon Musk

A rocket capable of establishing a permanent presence on the moon and Mars has been built for the first time in history, according to Elon Musk—the CEO of private space giant SpaceX and electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Inc. What Happened In a Tuesday tweet, Musk wrote that “for the first time ever, there is a rocket capable of…


Musk Plans to Build 1000+ Starships to Transport 1 Million People to Mars: A Fleet of ‘Modern Noah’s Arks’

Tesla Inc. and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk aims to build 100 starships per year and send one million people to Mars by 2050. He believes close to a million people are needed on Mars to ensure enough population for the necessary work to survive on the Red Planet. Musk recently advocated building over 1000 Starships to send…


New Imagery From Mars Helicopter’s Furthest Flight

Imagery has come down from Mars capturing a recent flight in which the rotorcraft flew farther and faster than ever before. The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s black-and-white navigation camera provided video of its 25th flight, which took place on April 18. Covering a distance of 2,310 feet at a speed of 12 mph, it was the…


Australian University Launches Off-Earth Space Simulation Lab

The University of Adelaide, South Australia, launched its Exterres Laboratory on Thursday, an off-Earth surface testing environment for space technology such as rovers, and a first of its kind in Australia. Located on the North Terrace campus, the Extraterrestrial Environmental Simulation (Exterres) Laboratory will be a major stepping stone in developing technology to accompany humans…


‘Morning Star’ Venus to Shine Its Brightest Tomorrow Morn—With Mars, Mercury, Moon, and More in February

This particular Feb. 9 tomorrow morn will coincide with the rise of the “morning star,” like a diamond in the sky, Venus—the brightest planet in our solar system whose orbit around the sun travels just inside our Earth’s. Today, Venus reached its “inferior conjunction,” aligning between Earth and the sun just before shifting over from…


‘Morning Star’ Venus to Shine Its Brightest From Thursday Morn—With Mars, Mercury, Moon, and More in February

This particular week in February coincides with the rise of the “morning star,” like a diamond in the sky, Venus—the brightest planet in our solar system whose orbit around the sun travels just inside our Earth’s. On Feb. 8, Venus reached its “inferior conjunction,” aligning between Earth and the sun just before shifting over from…


Study Nixes Mars Life in Meteorite Found in Antarctica

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—A 4 billion-year-old meteorite from Mars that caused a splash here on Earth decades ago contains no evidence of ancient, primitive Martian life after all, scientists reported Thursday. In 1996, a NASA-led team announced that organic compounds in the rock appeared to have been left by living creatures. Other scientists were skeptical and…


Heinz Just Revealed It Made Ketchup With Tomatoes That Can Be Grown on Mars

By Emily Rella The billionaire space race and leaps and bounds made toward full human space tourism in the past years have made the prospect of traveling outside of this planet something that not only feels possible but fully probable in the near future. The idea of eventually spending time in a completely different atmosphere raises…


In a Rocky Israeli Crater, Scientists Simulate Life on Mars

RAMON CRATER, Israel—From the door of the expedition base, a few small steps to the left an autonomous rover passes by. A few giant leaps to the right is an array of solar panels. The landscape is rocky, hilly, tinged with red. Purposefully it resembles Mars. Here, in the Ramon Crater in the desert of…