InSight Captures Sunrise and Sunset on Mars | NASA

A camera on the Insight's robotic arm snapped the photos on April 24 and 25, the 145th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. In local Mars time, the shots were taken starting around 5:30 a.m. and then again starting around 6:30 p.m. As a bonus, a camera under the lander's deck also caught clouds … Continue reading InSight Captures Sunrise and Sunset on Mars | NASA

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 Curiosity Surveys a Mystery Under Dusty Skies | NASA

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 NASA – 10 Things on the Mars Helicopter

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 Solar System Exploration – Mars

Boeing and Space X’s epic space race to Mars

The new space race is here. Just as in the 1960's where Russia and America raced to get a man standing on the Moon Mars is now in the sights of two competing tribes. This time though it's not countries but companies that are fighting it out. Boeing has boldly claimed that the mega rocket … Continue reading Boeing and Space X’s epic space race to Mars

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 Phobos Photobombs Hubble Mars Shots