NASA Releases Stunning Image of Mars: Blue Dunes on the Red Planet – SciTechDaily

A sea of dark dunes, sculpted by the wind into long lines, surrounds Mars’ northern polar cap and covers an area as big as Texas. In this false-color image, areas with cooler temperatures are recorded in bluer tints, while warmer features are depicted in yellows and oranges. Thus, the dark, sun-warmed dunes glow with a golden color. […]

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There’s a hidden message in the parachute of NASA’s Mars rover – The Verge

The parachute that helped NASA’s Perseverance rover land on Mars last week unfurled to reveal a seemingly random pattern of colors in video clips of the rover’s landing. But there was more to the story: NASA officials later said it contained a hidden message written in binary computer code. Internet sleuths cracked the message within […]

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6 Things to Know About NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter on Its Way to Mars

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter JPL Mars 2020 Perseverance RoverNASA Popular By Jet Propulsion Laboratory Ingenuity, a technology experiment, is preparing to attempt the first powered, controlled flight on the Red Planet. When NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars on February 18, 2021, it will be carrying a small but mighty passenger: Ingenuity, the Mars Helicopter. The […]

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Watch “What’s Up: February 2021 Skywatching Tips from NASA” on YouTube

Published on Feb 2, 2021What are some skywatching highlights in February 2021? Find Mars all month after sunset, especially on the night of NASA’s planned rover landing, Feb. 18. Then watch the Moon glide across the Winter Circle before it pays a visit to the bright stars of the constellation Gemini. Additional information about topics […]

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