Curiosity Surveys a Mystery Under Dusty Skies | NASA

After waking up, Curiosity has begun working again. Taking a panoramic photograph and taking a rock sample it's coming back to life. NASA are planning it's next set of operations. Read more here: via Curiosity Surveys a Mystery Under Dusty Skies | NASA   Planet Simon   Also find Planet Simon on Twitter Come and visit... Continue Reading →

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NASA – 10 Things on the Mars Helicopter

One of the things that caught my attention recently is the deployment of a helicopter on Mars. While this  might sound like a fairly simple task the reality is that it's technically a very difficult challenge and testing this helicopter on Earth is also very difficult. This explains more... https://nasa.tumblr.com/post/175248073464/10-things-mars-helicopter Credit: NASA Planet Simon  ... Continue Reading →

Solar System Exploration – Mars

Our next stopping place in the solar system is Mars. Mars is named after the Roman God of War, it's also called the Red planet after it's distinct red colour, which can be made out - even to the naked eye! It's a terrestrial planet with some similarities to Earth, for example it's relatively temperate, liquid... Continue Reading →

Mars – Equator to South Pole

I liked this view of Mars, because it's one you don't get to see very often. I posted this the other week, but since then I've played with the images and joined them together for one seamless shot! I'm quite pleased...   Taken from NASA's Tumblr Page Simon 🙂

Phobos Photobombs Hubble Mars Shots

The sharp eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek around Mars. Because the moon is so small, it appears star-like in the Hubble pictures. Over the course of 22 minutes, Hubble took 13 separate exposures, allowing astronomers to create a time-lapse video showing the diminutive moon's... Continue Reading →

Amazing Landscape Video of Mars

  This is an amazing video of Mars that took three months to put together by hand - Wired Magazine via A Stunning Video of Mars That Took Three Months to Stitch Together—by Hand | WIRED Simon 🙂

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