“This is not a small book”, I was warned by ParSec’s editor, and indeed he was right.
The Sound of Mars
“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.”
Observing A Martian Light Show
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.
Artemis 1: CubeSat to Map Water Ice on Moon
The LunaH-Map is designed to find and map water ice at the Moon’s South Pole.
Travelling to Mars
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.
Building on the Moon
“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.
Sailplanes on Mars
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
Exploring Mars By Sailplane
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
Pinpointing the source of Martian meteorites and a stab at magmatism on Mars
Laser-altimetry data that show two large impact craters and their ejecta aprons on the Tharsis Plateau of Mars and two of its huge volcanoes: grey-brown-red-orange-yellow-green = high-to-low elevations. (Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Arizona State University)
Manned Mars Missions 2
“In some circles, only unmanned exploration of Mars would be considered acceptable”