NASA helicopter's mission ends after three years on Mars

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2024
by Alex Muller

On January 25, however, NASA confirmed its rotocopter damaged at least one blade while completing a flight on January 18. Although upright and still in communication with ground control, Ingenuity’s days of aerial exploration are definitely behind it.

Signs Of Past Chemical Reactions Detected On Mars

Posted in Science on 27th Nov, 2022
by Alex Muller

Studying the rocks for the secrets of Mars' colorful past will be keeping scientists busy.

NASA Can Now Reliably Produce Oxygen On Mars

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2022
by Alex Muller

MOXIE can reliably convert carbon dioxide into a small tree's worth of oxygen.

Perseverance is using its tools on Mars to search for signs of life

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2021
by Alex Muller

Perseverance now heads to the western edge of the crater next, according to NASA, where an ancient river delta probably flowed into a lake in the crater. Scientists think that this is the best bet for signs of potential microbial life, because on Earth, microbes exist in a similar environment.

A Helicopter Flew on Mars for the First Time.

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2021
by Alex Muller

Ingenuity is what we call a "technology demonstrator". Over the next few weeks, the helicopter will undertake three or four more flights, the most adventurous of which will involve taking off and travelling about 300m away from Perseverance Rover.