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Amazing Facts You Never Knew About Mars, The Red Planet
"About Mars. So I did some extensive research online. Or does that mean you just looked at Wikipedia? Yeah. Uh, well, I thought it was cool that Mars is about only about half of the diameter of Earth. It's actually smaller than Earth. Yeah, like we are the bigger brother. Yeah. It got a small scoop of planet stuff. Yeah, that makes it a lot smaller, And that has consequences because it means the gravity on Mars is less right. You stand on surface of Mars. It's basically an instant diet right there. Yeah, yeah, You'll weigh less. You can jump jump higher. You can stand on Mars and Mars bars and still can eat twice as many Um, but it's not just because it's smaller. It's also less dense. Like it's a planet. It's half the size of the earth. Um, but the the planet itself, like the Rockets less dense. Yeah, It's like fluffy. Er Yeah, it's fluff here. Yeah, I think that must be connected right? Because the More stuff. There is the more gravity there is. The more gets compressed like the interior of the sun must be denser than the interior Jupiter, which must be denser than the interior of the earth. Right? So I think there must be a connection between the size of the planet and the density of the interior. Oh, right. Yeah. And another interesting fact I read was that Mars does have an atmosphere. You can go there and there's wind and there's an atmosphere around it. But it's only about 1% of the atmosphere we have here. That's right. Yeah, remarks does not have much of an atmosphere which is pretty important for supporting life. Yeah, okay. And the last cool fact I read was that a day on Mars like if you're standing on Mars a day for you would last one day and 37 minutes. That's right. That's kind of amazing to me because into the length of the day on the planet is just determined by how fast it spins. And you know, these planets could spin at any speed. And so the fact that it lasts just about an Earth day spending at just about the same speed as the Earth. Right? And it turns out a lot of the planet you're spinning at approximately the same speed. We all sort of spun out at the same rate. Yeah, but does that make you like, Want to go to Mars and imagine you get like an extra few minutes every day. Well, not only would you weigh less
NASA's Rover Will Collect Samples on Mars
"NASA says it's Perseverance Rover is getting ready to take its first sample of rock from Mars. The robot landed on the Red Planet in February. The hope is that it will unearth evidence of potential primitive life. Marc Labelle explains. NASA suspects an empty lake in the crater where the rover rests may have been replenished and drained with water several times. They still don't know if the soil they hope to dig up there is sedimentary or volcanic as they search for microbial life. Their perseverance. Rover has been busy practicing probing Martian soil samples with its robotic arm to repeat a moment space scientists compare to Neil Armstrong's bagging of Moon dust 52 years ago. Mark Lobel
Life on Mars
"Mars the red planet barren and inhospitable. It shines brightly in the night sky so much so that it can be seen by the naked eye and well mars appears dead. It shares a surprising amount of similarities with earth. Some believe it may have even contained intelligent life. Mars came into existence with the rest of our solar system approximately four point five billion years ago. Scientists are still unsure exactly how it was formed but they suspect that gravitational forces. 'cause gas and dust swirl together and a process the can take tens of millions of years almost like a giant dust bunny gathering debris over time both earth and mars exist in an area of the solar system known as the habitable zone. Meaning they're neither too close nor too far away from the sun and are able to have liquid water on their surface if other conditions were right on mars like proper atmosphere. It could be more conducive to sustaining life today. While the sun doesn't overheat earth or mars. it's still bombarding them with deadly radiation. Fortunately thanks to inner cores made up of varying degrees of iron and nickel both planets developed magnetic fields that shielded them from the sun's damage ultimately this invisible cover allowed life to develop on earth and at one point might have been the case for mars as well one thing is for sure. There was definitely water on the red planet. Three point five billion years ago meaning this would have been right around the time life could have started to originate. Mars is only about half the size of earth so it has less mass densities also significantly smaller as a result. Some scientists have speculated that its core cooled off much faster causing mars to lose its magnetic field
China’s Zhurong Rover Snaps a Selfie on the Surface of Mars
"Iraqi Martian surface center, Chinese rover and lender bearing small national flags were seen in photos released today that the rover took on the Red Planet before pictures released by the China National Space Administration also show the upper stage of the Euro, Grover and the view from the rover before it rolled off its platform. China landed the Chan win one spacecraft carrying the rover on Mars last month after it's been about three months orbiting the Red Planet. China is the second country, the land and operated spacecraft on Mars. After the United States, the six wheeled rover is surveying an area known as Utopia Planitia, especially searching for signs of water or ice that could lend clues as to whether Mars ever sustained life. Ernie Bennett
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"The weekend. China's mars rover began. Roving a week after touching down on the red planet. These you wrong rover began a ninety day tour. Ill investigate the planet's soil enrolls in atmosphere as it looks for signs of water ice below the planet's surface china the second country to successfully operate a rover on mars the us. I did it in nineteen
China's Mars Rover Is Now Driving on Red Planet
"China's first Mars Rover drove down from its landing platform today now roaming the surface of the Red Planet. China landed the spacecraft carrying the rover on Mars a week ago, a first for the country and only the second nation after the United States to successfully operate a rover on Mars for an extended
China's Mars rover touches ground on red planet
"China's Mars rover has left its landing caps you'll to begin exploring the surface of the Red Planet. The remote controlled vehicle called Jerome will look for signs of life by examining the atmosphere as well as sub sort of surface water and
"red planet" Discussed on The Economist: Babbage
"Smog cast a long shadow over. England does this pattern of wind direction to wealth distribution true for industrial cities in other countries the authors only investigated the relationship between pollution and poverty in england in countries with similar wind directions. We would expect a similar explanatory factor but once you move out of europe. The explanations become much more complicated. America for example has a history of segregating black populations especially in the eastern end of their cities but this has nothing to do with victorian pollution so authors can't assess the question directly although it'd be a great avenue for further research that is fascinating elliott. It is always fantastic to talk to you. Thank you very much to our listeners. Right now let us know if you're listening from somewhere that confirms or contradicts this trend. You can email us at radio. At economist dot com. And thank you for listening to while you're with us. Give us a rating on apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to the producers are jason hoskin atasoy ocean dayrell and emeka. Short t nolan. The editor is sandra. Shmole i'm kenneth tokyo and in west london where it's not quite as pollution-free as you'd think the economist.
"red planet" Discussed on The Economist: Babbage
"Have lots now. Many of the operations are in china. Why china well. The government has been heavily promoting the recycling of lithium ion battery. Some time i mean although china is indeed the biggest market for electric vehicles and it dominates much of the materials used in them. It to is a little worried about the supply of materials in the future that focus that lithium prices could triple by the end of the decade and a lot of cobalt comes from cumberland. That's a country that softened water on as a dreadful human rights record so that will be potentially tages of many of the materials needed the recycling of batteries of sustaining adoption. And there's a number of companies in china doing that. One is group recycling now. That's a subsidiary of cat l. Which is the world's biggest maker of eve batteries. They have half a dozen plants using high dermatology around the country. Now they reckon they can recycle one hundred twenty thousand tons of old batteries a year which the company claims represents about hof of china's current annual battery recycling capacity. another gang thin lithium. They're one of the world's largest producers of the lithium that's used in eve batteries and they're integrating recycling along with the primary production of lithium getting ready in stored very heavily automated recycling plant and their base in yankee province and to build another is about the mining operations in sonora state mexico. Perhaps more important question would be is recycling on car manufacturers radars and wider still. Surely electric vehicles should be designed with recycling in mind. That's very much happening You can tell something important going on with the car makers themselves getting involved and the off is setting up a recycling facility at its factory in shanghai and that will complement one that it's developing battery factory in nevada and volkswagen. Devils are set up a big new pilot recycling plant near hanover and that is to recover the materials from batteries. using eady's may its various brands. Now the idea is that the firms battery experts work with the recyclers to make battery packs easier to dismantle. A frank blum. Who's the head of batteries. The volkswagen group components. He's anyone who takes something apart first needs to know how it was put together. So they're doing that. Bmw which is volkswagen's big domestic rival little sobe designing their vehicles from the start with mass recycling in mind and then once you can take the batteries apart more easily. You can talk to automate the process and you might even be able to use some of the components in the battery slightly cathodes drizzly to make new batteries about them. Being shredded sounds like a really promising future. Paul thank you very much. That's the pleasure can and finally as the industrial revolution began in britain in the mid nineteen th century english cities grew rapidly because of the influx of people taking advantage of new factory jobs but the opportunities of the industrial era were far from evenly distributed while some neighborhoods boasted wide avenues and fine townhouses others sprouted crowded tenements between those dark satanic mills. A closer look at the maps of the city's reveals a curious pattern. The eastern side of london is historically known as a poorer dirtier side of the city especially in victorian history elliott morris as a data journalist at the economist. Now it's cleaner today but it still poor has a higher concentration of poverty than the rest of the city in strangely this lopsided distribution of poverty is echoed in cities all across england. The western halves of these cities are richer than the eastern half. That's really strange. How can that be well looking at london. You might think that the river thames is carrying wastewater from the west end of the city to the east and maybe making the eastern portion less desirable. We know that downstream docks might draw lower. Earning workers to the area fishermen versus bankers. But if the river were the cause then the currents would probably point toward the rougher parts of other cities in fact this is not the case. Researchers have found that the eastern portions of bristol and manchester also poor but they're the rivers flow west. So if it's not the river how else can this mystery. The explained well in a newly published paper by stephan had lek alex true and janos ziya berg researchers of poverty and atmospheric pressure. They argue that instead. It's the wind. That's making eastern portions of english cities. Poor not the rivers by blowing air pollution east and causing the rich people to flee from the eastern's of cities that's intriguing. How do they come to that conclusion. Well to solve this nineteenth century mystery. They used to sort of twenty-first-century statistical wizardry so they collected maps from seventy english cities between eighteen eighty in nineteen hundred of industrial chimneys. And they use an image recognition algorithm to pinpoint the sights of those pollution generators in all these cities over time and then they train statistical models task skill levels using census data baptism data in fifty five hundred different local areas and by doing so they can test whether or not the chimneys are closer to poor ends of cities and they find that's indeed the case that industrial chimneys are ringed with working class homes. So which got their first the working class people or the industrial chimneys. So this is the sort of chicken and egg problem with this question. We know that eastern ends are poor but are they poor because the factories got their first or because poor people lived there and beckoned. Factories succumb so the authors drew concentric circles around each smoke stack. These industrial factories are polluters in a measured this year of working class laborers in different parts of each ring which all had similar travel times to get an factory and then they used an atmospheric dispersion model basically to simulate wind estimate where each chimneys exhaust would wind up based on local topography and the prevailing winds around the city and they find that an eighteen seventeen before the real advent of coal and industrial pollution in britain that low skilled workers were evenly spread in these concentric rings around factory east but by eighteen eighty. One they were clustered. In the direction of the prevailing winds which carried noxious fumes to the northeast of these factories. So this implies that either of the factory staff poor workers moved into the newly polluted areas or that the richer residents deborah there before the factory arrived can started polluting. The area fled west. How does this translate to these cities in the twenty first century. Well the paper's authors found that this pattern of pollution and poverty is remarkably durable for example among otherwise similar regions of city like manchester the share of blue collar workers in two thousand and eleven with sixteen percentage points higher in the areas that experience the top ten percent of pollution in eighteen eighty compared to those in the least polluted ten percent. They also found the difference in house prices between the most polluted areas of the city. I was a forty percent reduction in the value of your home. So even though england cut back on coal decades ago and his past clean air acts and other regulations. The study suggests bed. Victorian.
"red planet" Discussed on The Economist: Babbage
"The sort of rovers that america could not apply on the surface until the early two thousands. So in that sense. It's only like twenty years behind and if it turns out the does succeed and roll around and do it stuff doing that. All on your first mission does suggest that does an awful lot of catch up learning those being achieved in china and that's not nothing so's china's mission more of a demonstration of its scientific might and its acceleration. You might say that. China's mission is the most ambitious first mission to mars that you could have a credible chance of doing and it basically yeah eight. Joseph is operating at close to the american level is doing the whole thing going into orbit landing something taking images more. But that's a very impressive. I mentioned i suppose where the competition becomes more exciting in some ways. Is that for a long time. Everyone has agreed that the next big step in mars exploration is to bring rock samples from mars back to the earth and nasa and the open space agency have a program that is designed to do this in which the perseverance rover plays a role in by signed. Memorandums of understanding. And that's all settled out. But that's the moment going to bring back samples sometime in the early twenty thirties. If china keeps catching up as fast as it seems to have been doing. Recently it's conceivable that it might try and do something. Similar in a similar sort of timescale may be again in a slightly less ambitious way so the nasa esa mission is going to bring back a beautifully curated selection of samples but frankly a lot of mars. August require happy. If something landed out an artificial hand picked up the newest thing the wars and got the hell out of that that would be as successful mission by many garage area. So the question of where. China couldn't go beyond the state of the art. I mean the only thing that i can think of china's so far down that no one else has done is it successfully operated a rover on the far side of the moon so out of direct contact with the earth. But they can. No one else has tried that and failed but it was an interesting. I i think chinese. I will presumably start calm. Some point but at the moment is just really impressive captured all. It's always so interesting to talk to you. Thank you so much greatly like it. Don't you said and to keep up with how china's mars mission fares over the coming weeks and months subscribe to the economist. Go to a communist dot com slash podcast offer for an introductory offer. That's wild the league is in the show notes. Everyday in business is a big day at comcast business. We'll keep you ready for what's next with the network that can deliver gig speeds to the most businesses comcastbusiness powering restrictions apply actual speeds vary call for details while overall car sales have declined during the pandemic electric car. Sales have boomed and they look set to continue to grow in popularity nearly two point. Five million battery electric and plug in hybrid. Cars were sold around the world in two thousand twenty and that number is expected to grow by seventy percent this year future streets will be filled with electric vehicles not just cars but buses lorries motorbikes and scooters what happens at the end of these vehicles lives. Petrol and diesel cars are easy recycled because most consists of readily recoverable ferrous metals like iron and steel and the recycling process is well established however electric vehicles or these contain valuable rare earth metals as well as lithium and cobalt which is in high demand and often short supply but recycling electric vehicles is proving more of a challenge unlike combustion engine vehicle either contain a bigger mixture of materials and mixed materials are more difficult to recycle paul marsili our innovation. They need salting in order to extract. The different materials and the added problem is most electric vehicles. Used lithium ion batteries and these are inflammable. So they need very careful handling the way that most electrical waste is dealt with threaded into lots of small particles. And that's tricky. If your batteries like to blow up on you so it has to be done into special machine food with liquids or gases that suppress combustion and what's left as of material cold black mass and then that's processed to extract the valuable components from within. That's so interesting. So in effect it's about urban mining we can basically take this entreated as its own form of mine and take out the minerals and elements that we need. How does that processing take place. In dated these are the mining and one of the processes is pyro metallurgy. Now that treats the black matte as if it is indeed an oar and smelt. Sit in a furnace. Liberator metallic mixture from which you can then separate pure metals but like all sort of smelting processes that needs a lot of energy. It puts out. Co two and it will also destroy some of the valuable non metallic components such as graphite which is used to make the anna's in batteries and they also fails to initially liberate the lithium and that has to be extracted separately. Another more complicated processes. So that's one way to deal with it. But i'm sure the supply chains are sort of engineering themselves for electric vehicles specifically to rethink the process of processing it. They are in data. And that's where the second technique which is called hydro mentality comes in. This is more subtle this leeches. Metals lithium included out of the shredded black mass. But his in acids and other solvents it's more effective it gets more material and it requires less energy and it also will allow you to get materials that are nomadic like graphite but it's a complex process and it comes with the added expensive to treat the waste water that is generated to prevent pollution but he's overall advantages suggests that this is the wave of the future so we're any companies using this approach. There aren't many especially in china and they're also some very interesting developments taking place in europe and america for instance. A canadian company called life cycle. Then we're ready to the biggest reciter griffin. I'm batteries in north america except the batteries just batteries but also consumer batteries as well and they basically sort of shred them up in automated safe machines and then sought the debris they end up with three piles of materials one which is plastic the other copper and aluminium and another which is the black mask. Now the plastic and copper malam sold off to other recyclers and then they trick the black mass with hydro talapity at one of their hubs which is the main processing plants. And they're trying to go global with this and they say they can recover cobalt lithium and nickel and a former. It's pure enough for those metals to go onto directly. Make new batteries. In fact we they claim to recycle some ninety five percent of the batteries materials. There are others as well. Redwood materials for instance in nevada. They use a combination of pyro and hydro mythology and that process. They already recycled a batteries. From the american factories of panasonic and nissan and they setting up an operation that will take us lithium ion batteries. Some general consumer because.
"red planet" Discussed on The Economist: Babbage
"Its spacecraft called perseverance. On monster confirmed ready to begin. Speaking of the american space agency has been delighting boffins ever since with rest taking images and social media video audio footage from the first helicopter to fly in another planet's atmosphere. It's an extraordinary time. For mars. exploration. America has been going to mall since nineteen nine hundred sixty five. And the mas able do landing like this in nineteen seventy six. This is china's first miles mation and they got into orbit they got onto the surface and we expect them shortly to deploy vol- to reveal. They have deployed over. So you know doing it all first time as car. Impressive over over morton is the economist briefings editor and our resident space expert. Chen won the overall name for the chinese mission. Left the earth last july along with various other mars missions and so genuine coasts out to mars going up against the sun's gravity and it reaches mas on february the tenth which point it has to change its trajectory to go to war around mars. And it did that successfully and since then it's been orbiting mars until last weekend when the mission controllers decided that they had enough data and enough confidence to actually do the landing maneuver. Okay ali. Tell me about this landing maneuver. What happens is the to begin with. The lander is locked up in a little capsule. Those bolted to the edge of a non spacecraft that spacecraft is in a very elongated egg shape of an orbit around mars and somewhere a long way for mazda slightly changes all bit so the whole kit and caboodle are headed for the surface. And you can imagine. This is quite a frightening thing. It slides down this new trajectory. And then the crucial point the two things separate and the orbiter kicks back up into an orbit and from then on and the motor words one. The apollo astronauts. Mr newton is doing the driving as follows. The caps units concerned. So comes in a very high speed something like seventeen thousand kilometers an hour in case in a heat shield bleeds off a lot of speed from that then it opens a parachute. This is not as any oh. Paris is a parachute. That's opening at supersonic speeds. Very hard to design power she slows it down further. Then when it's getting down quite close to the surface gets rid of the parachute and moves to a rocket engine. That's in the bottom of land and then in principle it hovers just for a little bit to look to see whether the place it's setting itself down on has any big nasi boulders in it if it does it jinx to the side and if it doesn't it settles itself down and the two things remember that might even harder than it sounds. One is that you're used to thinking about air like this big thick soupy stuff that we have down at sea level on earth and on mars. Even dammit the steelers level of the surface. It's incredibly thin stuff. Less than one percent of atmos. Eric rasha and secondly the machine has to do this all with no supervision. Because of the moment mars is about eighteen light minutes away from the earth so by the time the people on earth no that the who was hit the outside of the atmosphere. It's already either on the surface in one place or bunched up in the atmosphere or a hole in the ground. uk. That's pretty incredible as a feat. Let me ask. how does it compare to. Nasa's current perseverance mission in terms of the science and technology plus valence is certainly a considerably more impressive mission in various ways. Perseverance weighs over. A ton is as by small nuclear battery and has a big of instruments on it whereas jong they. Chinese rover weighs about two hundred forty kilograms and has a considerably more restricted set of instruments. The other thing to remember is that because the american entry descent and landing system more sophisticated it can really do precision landing. It came down pretty close to the exact spot they wanted and that was a place close to sediments that one would really like to study ancient delta sediments whereas the chinese landa came down in a really big empty plain called utopia peninsula which is actually the same implying that one of the american vikings landed on in the nineteen seventies. And eli its biggest attraction really. Is it as big and empty and you can set spice golf down that even if you don't know with one hundred and twenty kilometers where they're gonna land okay so the capsule is landed. What happens now. Well we're waiting for the giants us whether the rover has rolled down off the platform on which it landed down. Its little ramp which is technology. Not unlike the ones that china's used for its moon rovers and then heads out across this big empty plain of utopia and it will do those rover things like poking rocks pass. Those interesting thing about it is in its belly. Aid has a ground penetrating radar. Look down beneath the surface of mars. It gets down to about a hundred meters and that will be very interesting. in looking. For any signs of remnants oval presence of ice layers in the subsurface scientists have now doubt that in the northern parts of utopia. there's is really quite close to the surface. Viking too little trenching to of being able to go ten centimeters lower. It might well found. Some is indeed might wanna broken onto mice. 'cause is is pretty tough down in the lower latitudes whereas you're wrong is looks unlikely that you'd see the is anything close to the surface. I'm not sure anyone really expects to see is at death but this is what's called expiration. You go and you look. If you see is the daddy said now that's interesting now. Other mars missions not actually looked for this before. Mars missions always loafer is to some extent. But it's not been standard to have ground. Penetrating radar on mars missions and every bit of mars is different so there's not a ground penetrating radar on joyous team over which has been digging around a critical gail for the last decade. But there's no real likelihood of is underneath gail there's a possibility in utopia and also the same ground penetrating radar will also allow you see whether any other interesting geological layerings under your six-wheel so it worth looking for. This is all incredibly exciting. But looking at it in context american soviet union did manage soft landing on mars the nineteen seventies and now china's achieved at fifty years later. Are we overstating..
"red planet" Discussed on The Economist: Babbage
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China Successfully Lands Rover on Mars
"China has joined the U. S on Mars. China's state media says it's Rover has successfully landed on the Red Planet, the rover named after the Chinese God of fire. Iran launched into space last July. The goal of the rover is to gather data from the surface and look for
China Becomes Only Second Nation in History to Land a Rover on Mars
"China is joining the U. S. On Mars. Chinese state media reports. The country became the second in history to land a rover on the Red Planet. The rover was launched into space last July. It's goal is together data from the Martian surface and look for signs of life. NASA's Perseverance Rover touched down on Mars back in February.
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight
"The ingenuity Mars helicopter carried out the first powered controlled flight on another planet. Helicopter hovered three m above the surface of the Red Planet for about 40 seconds before landing. Our next news updates at noon I'm Chuck
"red planet" Discussed on SpaceTime with Stuart Gary
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NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter Touches Down on Surface of Mars
"Mars helicopter is on the Red Planet surface in anticipation of its first flight. The Mars Perseverance Rover lowered of the Mars ingenuity helicopter to the ground Yesterday. The ingenuity is a solar powered device. What they rechargeable battery. The mini helicopter weighs £4. Ingenuity is first flight in Mars Airspace is set to for next Sunday, April 11th. It will use two cameras to send video back to Earth
A Tiny Piece of the Wright Brothers’ First Plane Will Soon Fly Around Mars
"Is getting ready for a test flight on Mars, You've likely heard of NASA's Mars Rovers. But what about a Mars helicopter? The latest rover mission carried the ingenuity Mars helicopter to the Red Planet, and NASA hopes to fly it as soon as April 8th and a tribute to humans. First flight here on Earth ingenuity has a tiny piece of fabric on board from the plane. The Wright brothers flew in 1903. If ingenuity is successful, this will be the first known aircraft. You fly on another planet.
Mars rover studying materials for potential spacesuit
"As perseverance searches for rock samples on mars. It will also be studying samples of a different kind. This is innovation now bringing you. Stories of revolutionary ideas emerging technologies and the people behind the concepts that shape the future. Nasa is preparing to send the first woman and next man to the moon part of larger strategy to send the first astronaut to the surface of mars. But what does a well dressed astronaut. Wear to the red planet to answer that question. Nasa sent some special cargo to mars on the mars. Twenty twenty mission while the perseverance rover explores jezero crater five small pieces of spacesuit materials will be studied by sherlock an instrument aboard the rover. The materials include a small piece of a helmet visor and a swatch veteran. The material used for the poems astronaut gloves just as sherlock can check the composition of rocks the instrument will use its chemical analyzers to periodically monitor the breakdown of the material samples overtime. The results will help. Spacesuit designers create a suit that protects astronauts from long-term radiation exposure wild explore the dusty surface of
NASA's Mars Rover Perseverance takes it's first trek across Mars
"Is new. Mas twenty twenty perseverance. Rover is undertaking. Its first tentative test. Drive across the surface of the red planet. The trick only about six and a half maters was designed simply to test. The car sized six science labs mobility along its violent launch from earth the freezing code seven month journey from earth to mars and it's rigorous entry descent and landing into jets crater still the mobility. Test max one of many milestones on mission managers checklists as they calibrate every system every subsystem an instrument on both perseverance and its companion helicopter drone ingenuity drive which lasted about thirty. Three minutes built the road before with by four meters then turned in place one hundred and fifty degrees to the left and backed up two and a half meters to a new temporary packing spot wants. The river begins pursuing scientific goals. Regular commutes extending two hundred made his a more expected. Kate objective of perseverance as mission on is is astro biology including search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will also characterize the mashing geology and past climate. It'll pave the way for fiji. Human exploration of the red planet adult will be the first mission to collect an save martian rock and regular for future sample collection and returned to worth subsequent nasa emissions. In cooperation with the european space agency will then send a sample return mission to mars to collect the samples from the surface and return them to work for in-depth analysis. The mass twenty twenty perseverance mission is all part of masses moon to mars nation approach which includes adamus missions to the moon that will help repay for human exploration of the red planet. The rovers mobility systems. Not the anything getting a test drive. During this period of initial checkouts visit variances also received a software update replacing the computer program that helped land perseverance with the one. It will rely on to investigate the red planet. She manages also checked out. Perseverance as radar image of mao subsurface experiment. And it's myers. Oxygen in situ resource utilization experiment instruments. They then deployed the mas environmental dynamics analyzer instruments to win senses which extend out from the rover's mast. Another significant mawson occurred on meisel day. Twelve engineers unstirred the robes to meet along robotic arm for the first time flexing age of its five joints over the course of two hours robotic arms. The main to the science team will use to close up examinations of geologic features and it will drill and sample the ones they find most interesting upcoming events and evaluations over the next week or so. We'll include more detailed testing and calibration of the scientists tournaments sending the rover on long drives and jettisoning the covers that part of the river sample caching system and the genuity mass helicopter during landing the experimental flight test program for the ingenuity helicopter will also take place during the rovers. Commissioning well well. This has been going on mission cameras being busy. They've already sent back more than seven thousand images
NASA's Perseverance rover sends back sounds of Martian winds and rock-blasting laser
"The Mars rover perseverance has sent some or audio back to Earth. It's the sound of a laser zapping Iraq. Scientists from JPL say the lasers impact on the rock helps other sensors determine which samples are best to grab for analysis. The perseverance is main mission is to determine if ancient life existed on the Red Planet. It's the first time microphones have been mounted on a spacecraft and the first time audio's been recorded on another
NASA's new Mars rover hits dusty red road, 1st trip 21 feet
"Mars rover has hit the road on the red planet so far so good for the perseverence rover planet nasr's newest mars rover logging. Twenty one feet on it so dominant in a test. Drive this past thursday. Two weeks after settling down on the red planet signs of past life they're overtaking thirty three minutes to move thirteen feet forward followed by a hundred fifty degree left. Turn and then backing up eight feet up next after more. Testing perseverance will drop so-called protective belly pan and then releasing experimental helicopter named ingenuity by late.
"red planet" Discussed on SpaceTime with Stuart Gary
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Mars rover captures first sounds recorded on another planet
"Showing off new video and the first ever sound recorded on Mars. The Perseverance Rover has 23 cameras on board that sent back video from the perspective of the spacecraft landing on the Red Planet. It was the first time they've ever been able to capture such a dramatic event. Also being back to Earth for the first time was the actual sound of Mars. Perseverance was able to pick up the sound of a wind gust after making it successful landing last week on a mission to search for signs of ancient
Mars landing team 'awestruck' by photo of descending rover
"Out of this world images back from Mars, courtesy of the Perseverance Rover. The team at NASA sharing the crafts. First pictures of the Red Planet ABC is Geo Benitez has more dramatic new images from Mars like we've never seen before. The rover perseverance, sending back high definition color photos from the Red Planet. The most advanced robot ever sent into space hanging from its jet pack. You can see the dust kicked up by the rovers engines. We're probably about 2 M or so above the surface of Mars. Perseverance has 23 cameras on board the rover surviving those seven minutes of terror as it entered the Mars atmosphere Thursday, successfully landing in an ancient dried up late. That's unconfirmed this safely on the surface of more Thank you can soon for the first time, perseverance should allow us to hear sounds from the surface of Mars. Then yet another ambitious project. Perseverance will eventually unleash the first ever helicopter to fly on Mars ingenuity. This here is that helicopter. This is gonna be the first ever helicopter to fly on another planet. It is just £4 the images, capturing an extraordinary effort to search for signs of ancient life. For
"red planet" Discussed on American Innovations
"red planet" Discussed on American Innovations
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"red planet" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Hey, how'd you get to go toe space camp? Because that was kind of all about you, wasn't it? Oh, darling, There's nothing worse today. Turn my words back around on me. And you're right Ankle to watch e love you, ben, but sometimes you're not always right. Thank you. See, this is you and I will be great at at a pandemic marriage. I have a feeling that Molly would have a little harder time with this good constantly dealing, but go ahead. Actually speaking of space camp in the space program, we actually have live on the four o'clock news today we're gonna talk with one of the NASA administrators about their new Mars rover. That's arriving, so it's gonna be kind of interesting talking about that mission to Mars and how these explanation expeditions will pave the way for men and women to one day visit the Red Planet. How cool is that? We also were running a promo for something that's on sale nine. That sounds good is that it is that you know, I don't think that's it. No, I don't know E was gonna ask you, but maybe you don't know. All right. What else? Anything else? Yes, we're also in the Inglewood neighborhood showing how community groups have taken it upon themselves to help neighbors dig out from our huge snowstorm because so many folks need help moving all of that snow. Some places got 18 inches. Dina Bair in the mid watch reports on Children being enrolled in covert 19 vaccine trials, the risks associated with that, but also the hope that That's how it may bring the vaccine to kids at some point, and then you see President Biden today, pushing back on the date of when vaccines maybe widely available to the general public. I've heard, you know, Fauci said a couple of days ago mate late spring late spring. Now President Biden, saying land may not be until the end of July. Mm. Right. I love you, Ben. But I gotta go. You're not the first woman to say that to me. I gotta go See you later. Talk later, like bottom of the hour time. So let's get.
"red planet" Discussed on Ideas
"Stones. You're listening to ideas into a documentary by Mao gajate. And David Samar. The narrator was Leslie Malton..
"red planet" Discussed on Ideas
"red planet" Discussed on Ideas
"Decrepit planets. Vigo Realistic Fiona. Bangka especially Mente. A meager GIGAWATT. My Name is Dr Joshua New I'm a historian of science with particular interest in the history of debates about life on Mars in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. For a long time, human conception of Mars has been of a planet. That's quite like the Is older than the If the solar system calms from the condensation of gases, it forms from the outside in. With Mas being much older Didi Pass through a phase of its planetary history. Where had life because if it did then, the assumption is that that would have happened way way way earlier than on A. But if there was life on Mars? What happened to it? Since then it's cooled and it's dried and it's become. This decrepit planet is dying planet..
"red planet" Discussed on Ideas
"They also had the throne with them which they are planning to use on marks that like slice had scans the area for the road. There was no windows just isolated. And some scientists were taking their blindfolded because they were not allowed to see any area, so they were like to have the feeling the role wasn't Marcin. They had no idea where it boss. The group of blindfolded mostly Canadian robotics engineers for the rover are lead from the trucks to the shelter of the hut. Hey name is because. I'm. Mission Control Right now. I am drying. They'll go over remotely at one of our test sites in Iceland for the sandy field deployment, using s for navigating around hazards that are detected by our s technology while also monitoring some recording operations on the laptop so that we can get the right data for sending to the scientists. So only what they had was remote small screen of what exactly overseas it was supposed to be like a real thing scenario on their computer screens. They see only what the rover sees just like NASA scientists on Earth will when the rover touches down on Mars on February eighteenth twenty, twenty one. Side. Set everything up all. They're hoping to minimize human interaction. Takes seven minutes to get a signal between Morrison nerves. Sometimes even more than seven minutes. A radio signal from Earth to Mars can take anywhere up to twenty two minutes to arrive also, because of this time delay, you wanted the rover to Thomas. Does. Casting..
"red planet" Discussed on Ideas
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"red planet" Discussed on SpaceTime with Stuart Gary
"Far more than four hundred and fifty miles. Quakes have been recorded by inside the largest rich magnitude four. He's what they sounded like sped up. So you could hear them. The findings are based on scientific data recordings captured by insight which arrived on the Red Planet surface on November. The twenty sixth twenty eighteen the land touchdown on the planet ear- a broad expanse that straddles the Martian equator just south of the elision volcanic province the second largest volcanic region on the planet after passers among the reports is data examining some one hundred and seventy four seismic vince over a period of two hundred and thirty five. Martian days. That's from roughly a month. After the land attached down on the Martian surface through to September last year scientists say the findings suggest. The Red Planet has a moderate level of seismic activity. Roughly Intermediate between that and the moon the data's come from inside seismic experiment for Interior Structure. And it's provided the first direct seismic measurements of the Martian subsurface and upper-crust the rocky adamus layer of the planet one of the study's authors. Nicholas Shim from the University of Maryland says insights the first mission focusing on taking direct geophysical measurements of any planet besides the Earth at its provided the first real understanding of the Martian interior structure and geological processes. The findings will help science better. Understand how the planet works. It's right of seismicity. How active it is. And where it's active of those one hundred seventy four quakes inside measured one hundred fifty were high frequency events that British ground shaking very similar to what was recorded on the moon during the Apollo program. The way form showed small magnitudes and shallow hype essential depth bouncing around as they traveled through the heterogeneous and fractured Martian crust. The other twenty four quakes were predominantly low frequency events with magnitudes between three and four three showed distinct wave patent similar to quakes on earth caused by the movement of tectonic plates. These low frequency events allow scientists to extract information about subsurface structures based on how the different waves propagate through the crust north is Kinda dentist geologically as within the planet and determine the distance and location to the epicenter. The researchers identified the source location and magnitude of three of the low frequency. Mouth quakes and believe that Tim Morris strong enough to eventually reveal this source of magnitude once analyzed and standing these processes is all part of a big question about the Red Planet itself. Ken My support life or did it ever. We know that here on earth life can exist at the very edge where equilibrium is cut off just think of areas like the hydrothermal vents. Along the deep ocean ridges where chemistry provides the energy for life rather than the sun if it turns out this liquid Magma Ranas and we can pinpoint where the planets must logically active it might will guide future emissions searching for the potential for life as we discussed last week detecting signs of life. The primary mission for the early amass probes. Viking one and two and h of the land is carried a size Mamata problem is they were mad at directly on the land is provided no real useful information in fact the viking. One instrument didn't even unlock properly and the Viking to seismometers only picked up noise from wind buffeting the land there was simply no convincing math quake signals but the insight mission is dedicated specifically the physical exploration suing. Chinese have worked to solve the previous noise problems to do this. A robotic arm on the land. Place the seismometers directly on the Martian ground and some distance away in order to isolate it from the space craft the instrument was also housed a vacuum chamber and the whole thing was covered in a wind and thermal shield insight. Seismometers is sensitive after sin very faint ground vibrations which on Mars of five hundred times quieter ground. Vibrations found the quite as locations on earth. Size moment is also provided. Important information about the mush and weather low pressure systems and swollen columns of wind and dust code dust devils with the ground. Just enough for this is Mama to register. It tilt in the substrate and high winds blowing across the surface of the ground also created distinct seismic signature now when combined with data from meteorological instruments aboard the spacecraft. The Size Mama. Data helps paint a picture of the daily cycles of seventy activity in the area insight landed on the. Thin Sandy Layer Ridge if you made is deep in the middle of a twenty made a white ancient impact crater in an area with strong winds and temperatures ranging from zero degrees Celsius stanton minus eighty degrees the data also indicates that at Greater Depths mashing crust has properties comparable with crystalline meshes but on the Red Planet. It's all far more fractured. The propagation of the seismic waves suggested the upper mantle has a stronger attenuation compared to the low metal and even though the local air pressure is only one nine thousand nine that Earth. The winds are still strong enough to shake the spacecraft. Picking up from about midnight through early morning as coolray rolls down from the Highlands in the Southern Hemisphere and onto the plains where the land is located during the day heating from the Sun Causes. Convicted wins to build up and these winds reach their peak in the late afternoon when atmospheric pressure drops and dust activity occurs by evening. The winds have died down and the conditions around the land is site become quiet from late evening until midnight. The atmospheric conditions are so quiet. The size moment is able to detect the rumblings from deeper inside the planet. All of the mosques have been detected during these quiet periods at night about the geologic activities. Luckily Pacific just the strongly during the day. The three biggest seismic events were all located in the service Fossey region about seven hundred kilometers east of the spacecraft. Where all of Asians have shown scientists boulders that may well have been shaken down cliff sides by seismic activity. Mas- doesn't have tectonic plates like the Earth but it does volcanically active regions thicken 'cause rumbles. In fact there was one pair of quakes that was strongly linked to this region ancient floods in the area calf channels nearly thirteen hundred kilometers long lava than sake through these channels within the last ten million years or so a blink of an eye geologic terms and some of these young lava flows show signs of. Heaven mean fractured by quakes. Less than two million years ago. Matt Golombek from this is Jeff Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. California says it's just about the youngest tectonic feature on the Red Planet. It's basically a tectonic grabbing system caused by the weight.
"red planet" Discussed on NASA ScienceCasts
"New insight into the red planet. Presented by science at NASA. This is a story more than four point five billion years in the making. We've always referred to Mars as the red planet because of its surface color. But what's below that dusty crust? We don't know a new NASA mission is determined to find out on may fifth, two thousand eighteen in atlas. Five rocket launched the insight, Lander to Mars insight is a nineteen foot or six meter, seven hundred ninety four pound or three hundred sixty kilogram solar-powered data-gathering machine armed with the nearly eight foot or two point four meter robotic arm and an array of specialized sensors over the two years of its primary mission or a little over one Martian year insight will help scientists determine the structure of the Martian interior, including the size of the planet's core and the thickness of its crust and mantle. It will also help scientists determine the elements found in the core and the composition of. The crust and mantle. Bruce banner is insights principal investigator at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California information gleaned from the mission. He explains will help scientists compare what's found in Mars to what we believe is deep inside our own planet. It will also help improve the computer models of early planet formation of our neighbors in the inner solar system, and even what may be inside rocky exoplanets. In essence, it could help us better understand how planets are born. Shortly after landing insights robotic arm will lift the size monitor and heat probe from its deck and place them on the surface. A camera on the arm was show a color, three d view of the landing site sensors will measure whether and magnetic field variations. And then the real work begins. The heat probe will burrow itself into the crust millimeters at a time until he reaches a depth of about sixteen feet or five meters. Hours and then measure how warm the interior is and how much heat is flowing through the planet. The size Mamata on the other hand will measure the tectonic activity on the planet. Just how many not earthquakes but Mars quakes are produced over time. How powerful are they? Do they have a pattern or are they randomly located? When a quake occurs on a planet? It releases waves of energy that bounce throughout the interior of that planet. The waves travel at different velocities depending on the geologic material they traveled through. And if the waves travel along the surface or deep into the planet insight size, mama tres will measure the size frequency and speed of these waves. Giving scientists a snapshot of the material. They pass through bannered says it's a bit like taking a CAT scan of a planet and insight will not only look below, but above measuring how often meteorite impact the surface combined. And insights. Many experiments may help scientists explain why some rocky planets turned into an earth rather than a Mars or Venus, and that's a factor that's he central to our understanding of where life can appear in the universe to get even more insight into this. First of its kind mission, visit science, dot, NASA, dot gov.