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Beautiful 360 pan of the Mars Jezero crater

Enjoy this lovely 360 pan of the rim of Jezero crater, now home to the Perseverance rover. As one 'Tuber commented: "Pinch yourself and remember not to take for granted what we are actually looking at. Incredible stuff."Image: Screengrab Listen to the first audio recording of Mars (and see incredible video of the Perseverance rover landing)
Tags: Post, Video, News, Nasa, Space Exploration, Mars, Jezero, Mars Jezero, rover Perseverance


How a bizarre 1970s Arctic killing could help set a legal precedent for space murder

In space, no one can hear you scream. And even if they could, that might not be admissible in court, since there's no easy way to determine who or what has legal jurisdiction beyond our terrestrial body. Hell, even the laws for what goes on international waters can be a little loose. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Murder, News, Space Exploration, Spaceships, Space Station, Outer Space, Legal System, Arctic Circle Problems, Legal Arms Dealers, It's Complicated, Intergalactic, Galactic Law, It's More Complicated Than That, Legal Precedent, Space Murder


Watch live: NASA reveals the first video footage of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars

A photo of NASA's Perseverance rover just feet above the Martian surface - part of a video several cameras recorded of the landing on February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA says it will release the first video of its Perseverance rover's Mars touchdown on Monday. For the first time ever, you'll be able to see a rover landing on Mars. Watch NASA's livestream, starting at 2 p.m. ET, below. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA is about to share unprecedented vide...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Live, Space Exploration, Mars, Tech Insider, Mars Landing, Thomas Zurbuchen, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA, Perseverance Mars Rover, Lake Jezero


Watch NASA reveal the first video footage of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars

A photo of NASA's Perseverance rover just feet above the Martian surface - part of a video several cameras recorded of the landing on February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA says it will release the first video of its Perseverance rover's Mars touchdown on Monday. For the first time ever, you'll be able to see a rover landing on Mars. Watch NASA's livestream, starting at 2 p.m. ET, below. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Update: NASA released a three-minute vide...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Mars, Tech Insider, Mars Landing, Thomas Zurbuchen, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA, Perseverance Mars Rover, Lake Jezero


Now on 'Mars time,' NASA's Perseverance team has to shift their work hours 40 minutes later every day

The Perseverance surface-operations team celebrates the rover's landing from their mission-control room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover just landed on Mars. Now about 350 of its engineers and scientists have to work on "Mars time," shifting their hours 40 minutes later each day. Since this requires overnight shifts and causes jetlag, NASA only asks them to do it for three months. Visit the Business section of Inside...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Mars, Jetlag, Tech Insider, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA, Perseverance Mars Rover, Jennifer Trosper, Trosper


NASA's Perseverance rover has beamed back the first-ever photo of a Mars landing

A photo of NASA's Perseverance rover just feet above the Martian surface - part of a video recorded of the landing on February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover has beamed back the first photo of its descent to Mars, a snapshot of the robot feet from landing. NASA expects a full video of landing soon, from six cameras on the rover. NASA also published the rover's first color images of the Martian surface. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA h...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Mars, Spacecraft, Morgan, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA JPL Caltech, Tech Insider, Mars Landing, Jezero, Katie Stack Morgan, Morgan McFall Johnsen


NASA's Mars rover landed in the perfect place to hunt for alien fossils: an ancient lake bed called Jezero Crater

An artist's illustration shows NASA's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover landed in Mars' Jezero Crater on Thursday. The dried-up lake bed is the ideal spot to look for alien fossils because a river deposited microbe-trapping minerals there. Perseverance will search the lake bottom, shorelines, and river delta for signs of ancient microbes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On Thursday, NASA landed it...
Tags: Science, News, Berlin, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Alien Life, Mars, Lake Tahoe, Extraterrestrial Life, Farley, NASA JPL Caltech, Tech Insider, Jezero, Stromatolites


NASA's Perseverance rover already beamed back its first photos from the surface of Mars

The first image that NASA's Perseverance rover took on Mars, just seconds after landing , February 18, 2021. NASA NASA's Perseverance rover landed in Mars' Jezero Crater on Thursday, then quickly beamed back its first photos. The images may soon be followed by video footage of the descent and landing. Perseverance is now poised to deploy the first space helicopter and hunt for signs of ancient alien life. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA's freshly landed Per...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Boulder, Mars, Spacecraft, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena California, Rob Manning, ET Mission, NASA NASA, Tech Insider, Mars Landing


TOUCHDOWN ON MARS: NASA's Perseverance rover has landed safely after a supersonic plunge

An illustration of NASA's Perseverance rover landing safely on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover has landed in Jezero Crater, beginning a new era of exploration on Mars. The rover is poised to spend the next two years searching for fossils of microbial alien life. Perseverance carries the first interplanetary helicopter, and it will also test technologies that could help astronauts on Mars. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA's new Mars rover, a...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, PERCY, Mars, Parachute, Spacecraft, Cape Canaveral Florida, Planetary Science Division, Jetpack, Moxie, Tech Insider, Mars Landing


A NASA animation reveals the harrowing descent to Mars that the Perseverance rover will attempt on Thursday

A capsule carrying Perseverance will plunge through Mars's atmosphere (left) and a jetpack will fly the rover to a safe landing spot (right). NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover is set to plunge to Mars and land in an ancient lake bed on Thursday. The spacecraft must weather a fiery 12,000-mph plunge, deploy a parachute, and navigate to safety with a jetpack. A realistic NASA animation shows that nail-biting descent in detail. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stori...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Animation, Space Exploration, Alien Life, Mars, Landing, Planetary Science, Tech Insider, Allen Chen, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Perseverance Mars Rover


Watch NASA mission control live as the Perseverance rover attempts to land on Mars on Thursday

NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover will attempt to land on Mars on Thursday afternoon. If Perseverance survives its supersonic plunge and jetpack landing, it will then search for fossils of alien microbes. Watch NASA's live broadcast from mission control, and look out for video footage of the landing later. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA's most sophisticated Mars rover is about to attempt a plunge to the surface of Mars.Perseverance - or "Percy," as N...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, PERCY, Alien Life, Mars, Spacecraft, Planetary Science, Caltech, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mars Landing, Allen Chen, Jezero Crater


NASA's Mars rover is about to land in the perfect place to hunt for alien fossils: an ancient lake bed called Jezero Crater

An artist's illustration shows NASA's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech On Thursday, NASA's Perseverance rover is set to land in a dried-up Martian lake bed called Jezero Crater. Jezero is a perfect place to search for alien fossils because an ancient river deposited microbe-trapping minerals there. Perseverance will search the lake bottom, shorelines, and river delta for signs of ancient microbes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more s...
Tags: Science, News, Berlin, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Alien Life, Mars, Lake Tahoe, Extraterrestrial Life, Farley, NASA JPL Caltech, Perseverance, Tech Insider, Jezero


Striking NASA animation reveals the harrowing descent to Mars that the Perseverance rover is about to attempt

A capsule carrying Perseverance will plunge through Mars's atmosphere (left) and a jetpack will fly the rover to a safe landing spot (right). NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover is set to plunge to Mars and land in an ancient lake bed on February 18. The spacecraft must weather a fiery 12,000-mph plunge, deploy a supersonic parachute, and navigate to safety with a jetpack. A realistic NASA animation shows that nail-biting descent in detail. Visit the Business section of Insider ...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Animation, Space Exploration, Alien Life, Mars, Landing, Planetary Science, Tech Insider, Allen Chen, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Perseverance Mars Rover


China's private space exploration industry is booming

The MIT Technology Review has a comprehensive new piece on China's rapidly-growing private space industry—which is apparently doing pretty well! China is set to build a new space station later this year and will likely attempt to send its taikonauts to the moon before the decade ends. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Space, News, China, Space Travel, Space Exploration, Outer Space, MIT Technology Review, Cosmos, The Cosmos, China Shakes The Multiverse, Late-stage Capitalism With Chinese Characteristics, Sf With Chinese Characteristics, Taikonauts


China's ambitious Tianwen-1 Mars mission - involving an orbiter, lander, and rover - just reached the red planet

An illustration of China's Tianwen-1 mission spacecraft departing Earth. Chinese State Administration of Science/Xinhua China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft successfully maneuvered into orbit around Mars on Wednesday. It's the first mission to attempt to deliver an orbiter, a lander, and a rover all together. The Tianwen-1 rover will attempt to land in a water-rich region of Mars in May, after which it will scan for underground reservoirs. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories...
Tags: Science, News, China, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Rover, Mars, Uae, Spacecraft, Planet, Mars Mission, Soviet Union, China National Space Administration, Tech Insider


The United Arab Emirates' Mars probe just entered orbit around the red planet, the first in a Mars-mission bonanza

A rendering of the Hope orbiter, provided by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center. MBRSC via AP The United Arab Emirates' first interplanetary mission, a spacecraft called Hope, reached Mars on Tuesday. The orbiter is set to map Mars' climate across an entire Martian year.  It's the first of three Mars missions expected to reach the planet in the next two weeks. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The United Arab Emirates has flown a spacecraft into orbit around Mars, m...
Tags: Japan, Science, News, Trends, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Delta, United Arab Emirates, Space Exploration, Mars, Uae, Mohammed, Spacecraft, Planet, Martian


China's new Mars probe took its first photo of the red planet as the mission prepares to make history

A black-and-white image of Mars taken by China's Tianwen-1 probe, released by China on February 5, 2021. China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft has beamed back its first photo: a black-and-white snapshot of Mars. The probe is one of three Mars missions arriving at the planet this month. Tianwen-1 aims to deploy a radar-equipped rover and seek underground water sources that may harbor alien microbes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. China's first interplanetary probe is n...
Tags: Space, Science, News, China, Trends, Water, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Aliens, Rover, Alien Life, Mars, Solar System, Extraterrestrial Life, Mars Mission


The first-ever space helicopter is approaching Mars in the belly of NASA's rover. It could change how we explore other planets.

An artist's illustration shows NASA's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA stowed a solar-powered helicopter in the belly of its Perseverance rover, set to land on Mars on February 18. The helicopter, called Ingenuity, aims to conduct the first controlled flights ever on another planet. Ingenuity and Perseverance will both record video as the drone flies over an ancient Martian lakebed. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A spac...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Drone, Space Exploration, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Helicopter, Thomas, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Wallace, Denver Colorado, Matt Wallace, NASA JPL Caltech


Great explainer on how to land on the moon

Smarter Every Day announced a series on going to the moon, and the first intallment looks at the logistics and engineering problems that had to be solved to make it work: We're going back to the moon, and we're going to need to train Astronauts how to land. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Engineering, Space Exploration, Spacecraft, Moon Landing


Here's What Biden Should Prioritize at NASA

Despite the ongoing pandemic, there’s much to be excited about in space this year. NASA’s Perseverance rover is less than a month away from landing on Mars; the James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to launch on Halloween; and the Space Launch System—NASA’s most powerful rocket ever—could see its inaugural launch…Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Nasa, Space Exploration, Orion, Mars, Biden, Spaceflight, James Webb Space Telescope, Spacecraft, Outer Space, Human Spaceflight, Space Policy, Artemis program, Exploration Of The Moon, Space Policy Of The United States


Heck Yes, NASA's Juno and InSight Missions Are Getting Bonus Time

A pair of ongoing NASA missions—the Juno spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter and the InSight lander on Mars—have been extended following an external review.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Insight, Space Exploration, Mars, Jupiter, Planetary Science, Juno, Juno Spacecraft, Insight Probe


An insane amount of cool space things happening in 2021

While we look forward to things calming down here on Earth, there's going to be plenty of activity in the heavens. Ars Technica put together an overview of plans that include everything from innovative rockets to private flights to the construction of a new space station. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Ars Technica, Earth, Space Exploration


Two Upcoming NASA Missions Will Study Earth-Threatening Space Weather

Two new missions to explore the Sun and Earth’s auroras could vastly improve our understanding of the complex interactions responsible for potentially dangerous space weather.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, The Sun, Sun, Space Exploration, Space Missions, Heliophysics


Scientists have discovered that the universe is brighter than previously believed

A team of astronomers from Cornell University have published a new paper titled "New Horizons Observations of the Cosmic Optical Background," which explains that, using new measurements from the New Horizons space probe, the universe is actually physically brighter than they thought. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Space, News, Universe, Space Exploration, Galaxies, Galaxy, Dark Matter, Cornell University, Astrophysics, Outer Space, Cosmos


The Space News We’ll Be Watching in 2021

Blast off to adventure in the amazing year 2021! No doubt, we’re expecting a ton of cool and exciting space-related happenings next year, with these stories being among the most highly anticipated.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Rockets, Mars, Rocket Science


NASA Announces Team of 18 Astronauts Who Will Train For Artemis Moon Landings

NASA announced on Wednesday the team of 18 astronauts — nine men and nine women — who have been selected to participate in the upcoming Artemis Moon landing missions.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Woman, Moon, Space Exploration, Man, Team, Astronauts


Artemis Astronauts Will Be Doing Some Serious Science on the Moon

NASA has released its science priorities for the first crewed Artemis lunar landing, scheduled for 2024. Prior to planting their boots on the lunar regolith, however, the next man and woman to visit the Moon will have to go back to school, as mission planners prepare their tools for the upcoming mission. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Moon, Space Exploration, Artemis, Lunar Exploration, Artemis Iii


Japan has completed its 3-billion-mile mission to collect dust from an asteroid. Photos show the prize falling into Australia like a fireball.

A JAXA worker retrieves the capsule dropped by Hayabusa-2 in Woomera, Australia, December 6, 2020. JAXA via AP Japan's Hayabusa-2 mission bombed an asteroid in order to scoop up rock and dust from below its surface. The spacecraft dropped the asteroid material into the Australian outback on Saturday. That made Japan the first nation to collect samples from a space rock. NASA just collected samples from another asteroid, but it won't bring them back to Earth until 2023.  Photos show how Jap...
Tags: Japan, Science, News, Australia, Trends, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Fireball, Space Exploration, Asteroid, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA, Planetary Science Division, JAXA, Woomera Australia, Hayabusa


How does sound travel through space?

Twenty Thousand Hertz is a podcast about sounds. Case in point: the latest episode, "Space Audity," which explores how, exactly, sound travels through the vacuum space, and the very practical technological complications that would make potential Martian communications difficult. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Space, News, Audio, Nasa, International Space Station, Space Exploration, Astronauts, Hertz, Sound, Audio Technology, Sound Design, Audio Engineering, Ground Control to Major Tom, Twenty Thousand Hertz


Bosch is helping autonomous robots find electric charging stations on the moon

Creating an autonomous robot for the moon is easier said than done, because researchers can't rely on GPS.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Space Exploration, Navigation, Bosch, Autonomous Technology, Moon Exploration