By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 8, 2020 9:33:48 pm The closest proximity of Earth and Mars at a distance of 54.6 million kilometres will perhaps be possible when Earth remains far away from Sun, called Aphelion, and Mars remains nearest to the Sun, called Perihelion. (Image: Pixabay)Yes, you read that right, the red planet will be in our nearest proximity, which will allow us to see our cosmic neighbour clearly. According to NASA, it is easily visible from midnight onwards in the ongoing month of October. The US-based space agency has said that from October 6 onwards the distance between Mars and the Earth will just be 62.1 million kilome...
By: AP | September 12, 2020 7:42:14 pm China says Mars probe stable; no word on reusable spacecraftChina’s Mars probe Tianwen-1, which blasted into space in July, is now more than 15 million kilometres (9 million miles) from Earth en route to the red planet, the National Space Administration said on Saturday. The administration said Tianwen-1 was in stable condition, having completed its first mid-course orbital correction early last month. It will be about 195 million kilometres (118 million miles) from Earth when it arrives at Mars around February, having travelled 470 million kilometres (292 million miles) in all to get there. The administration, ho
By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 14, 2020 2:48:10 pm ill date, the HiRISE camera has taken 68,82,204 images filling up 194 terabytes of data. (Image: NASA)NASA has shared close up images of Mars, taken by its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter launched 15 years ago, on Twitter. The Orbiter was launched to study the planet’s thin atmosphere, its temperatures, underground activity, mineral capacity and more. It is able to conduct all of this research using all of the instruments on board. Beautiful Mars! Our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter launched 15 years ago today to study the Red Planet’s atmosphere, weather, subsurface water, and more. But the mission might b
By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 28, 2020 8:21:12 pm Both the girls used specialised software for analysing the images taken by the Pan-STARRS telescope. (Image: SPACE India) A new Earth-bound asteroid has been discovered by two school girls from Surat, Gujarat. According to SPACE India, the girls discovered the asteroid by poring through images from a University of Hawaii telescope. Both the girls — Vaidehi Vekariya and Radhika Lakhani — aged 14 have received training from SPACE India, a private Space institute. Both the girls used specialised software for analysing the images taken by the Pan-STARRS telescope. The discovery was made back in June. The
By: AP | Cape Canaveral | Published: July 13, 2020 6:54:03 pm Each spacecraft will travel more than 300 million miles (483 million kilometres) before reaching Mars next February. (Screengrab: ESA/Youtube) Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time. Three countries — the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates — are sending unmanned spacecraft to the red planet in quick succession beginning this week, in the most sweeping effort yet to seek signs of ancient microscopic life while scouting out the place for future astronauts. The US, for its part, is dispatching a six-wheeled rover the size of a car, named Perseverance, to collect rock sample