“This creates exciting possibilities for Martian research, as the size and power of the MinION makes it an ideal candidate for deployment in future exploration missions, using the process we have developed.” Professor Martin-Torres , University of Aberdeen
Patterns in mud cracks show that Mars may have had cyclical moisture patterns. Left: the terrain in the Gale Crater where Curiosity is currently exploring. Right: mud cracks on Earth, where wet-dry cycling has occurred, creating Y-shaped patterns. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS, LANL.
“This is not a small book”, I was warned by ParSec’s editor, and indeed he was right.
“Just like Earth, there is different weather in different areas on Mars,” Wiens said. “Using all of our instruments and tools, especially the microphone, helps us get a concrete sense of what it would be like to be on Mars.”
NASA’s MAVEN mission orbiting Mars has recently witnessed two different types of ultraviolet aurorae simultaneously, the result of solar storms that began on Aug. 27.
The LunaH-Map is designed to find and map water ice at the Moon’s South Pole.
The Artemis Project is the next step in human exploration and seeks to establish a human presence on the Moon. This is for future exploration to take humans to Mars.
“If we’re going to live and work on another planet like Mars or the moon, we need to make concrete. But we can’t take bags of concrete with us — we need to use local resources” Norman Wagner, Unidel Robert L. Pigford Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware.
Following up our story yesterday Exploring Mars By Sailplane, Sydney Jordan’s ‘Lance Mclane’ strip for the Daily Record (1976-1988) was set 100 years in the future and included a base on Mars from which explorers went out in sailplanes
The Mars sailplanes will contain a custom-designed array of navigation sensors, as well as a camera and temperature and gas sensors to gather information about the Martian atmosphere and landscape. Image credit: University of Arizona College of Engineering