Insight picks up the first quake on a celestial body other than Earth or the Moon.
If you give this a little thought, it makes perfect sense.
I’m looking at this image and thinking about all the scientists and engineers and technicians involved in the design and assembly of this equipment. How remarkable it must feel to look at this image of their creation sitting on Mars, ready to get to work. Kudos! I mean… wow.
A collection of creepy sounds from throughout our solar system.
Our unmanned efforts in space deserve great credit, but they aren’t enough.
background: NASA Juno Mission Collection 2 excerpt (https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/multimedia/junoanimations.html), NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center MAVEN animation (https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/11024)
Getting Science out there! This is really very cool when you think about it.
The volcanic mountains on Mars are truly impressive. Here’s why.
The Moon is a distraction. We don’t need to go there in order to go to Mars.
“Mars is a far more rewarding target, both philosophically and scientifically, than the moon ever was. So let’s challenge ourselves and go there next.”
Here’s a recent webinar on terraforming Mars from the NASA MAVEN Mission to Mars youtube channel. The TL;DR is that it will be monumentally difficult, but sooner or later we are likely to try it. In the meantime, we shouldn’t get hung up on the feasibility of the endeavour as we make plans for exploring and colonizing Mars.
Along the way is a great deal of information on the history of Mars, including the questionable relevancy of its lack of magnetic field, and details on what it would take to terraform a planet.
“The article’s basic mistake is in thinking Mars is a closed system. But no planet is a closed system.”
“This NASA article says terraforming Mars isn’t possible “using present day technology.” This is true in the most pedestrian sense. Nobody has a “Mars terraforming machine” sitting in their garage, so the technology doesn’t exist in the present day. BUT /1 https://t.co/Si3GQy627p”