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They confirm that Mars has a liquid and metallic nucleus | Digital Trends Spanish

The seismic signals recorded on Mars by NASA's InSight mission confirmed that the planet has a liquid and metallic core. An international study has also shown the size of the nucleus, the structure of the crust and the mantle of the red planet. Thus, the study of the signals of a dozen marsquakes recorded by an ultrasensitive seismometer deployed by NASA made it possible to determine the internal structure of Mars. According to the study, the planet's liquid core would have a radius of about 1,830 kilometers. According to the researchers, this size suggests the presence of light elements, such as sulfur, oxygen and hydrogen. While the interior of the core could be made up mainly of iron and nickel. “This work provides the first direct measurements of the inner layers of another planet...
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Perseverance Captures a Unique Rock Formation on Mars | Digital Trends Spanish

Right now, NASA has two vehicles exploring the surface of Mars. These are the Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity helicopter, which arrived on the Red Planet on a special mission in February. Perseverance, whose goal is to find traces of microbial life on the planet, captured images of a rare rock formation in an ancient lake bed, according to information shared with NASA that published the record on the robot's official Twitter account. “Take a look at this piece of rock I found: it looks like some kind of garden cobblestone, and it's probably an exposed bedrock. Materials like this, from the early days of this ancient lake bed, can help to understand what this lake was like, ”says the description that accompanies the video. Check out this patch of rock I found: looks kind of like ...
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Russia wants to install a nuclear power plant on Mars | Digital Trends Spanish

China and Russia are making a big splash in space exploration, particularly Mars research. The Asian giant, in fact, already has an explorer vehicle traveling the Martian surface. Now, the Russians have expressed their desire to build a nuclear power plant on the planet as a way to ensure the presence of humans there. This innovative project has been proposed by a subsidiary of the Russian space agency Roscosmos. According to the state news agency Sputnik, the nuclear power plant would be destined to power a future Russian base on the Red Planet. Those behind this idea hope to use the same technology destined for Zeus, an interplanetary space tug project, to also power the nuclear reactor on the Martian surface. JPL-Caltech / NASARussia's Arsenals Design Bureau wants to use the tugboa...
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Ingenuity surpasses its most challenging flight on Mars | Digital Trends Spanish

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has completed its ninth flight on Mars, which consisted of a high-speed trip through hostile terrain in which it flew away from the Perseverance rover. Both the scout vehicle and the helicopter are at the eastern end of a region called Séítah. The last two Ingenuity flights had been scheduled to keep pace with the rover on its journey through this territory. Rather than keep getting ahead, however, on this ninth flight, Ingenuity took a sort of shortcut through part of the Séítah region and landed on a plain to the south. Along the way, he took aerial color images of the rocks and ripples that he flew over. This was possible as the Ingenuity was built to fly 625 meters at 5 meters per second and stayed in the air for 166.4 seconds. According to the Jet Prop...
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They publish the first images of an aurora on Mars | Digital Trends Spanish

According to the EFE agency, the United Arab Emirates space mission published the first unique photographs of a discrete aurora in the atmosphere on the night side of Mars. The images were captured by a radiation-tolerant camera and will help to understand the interactions between solar radiation and the magnetic fields of the Red Planet. Hessa Rashid al Matroushi, head of the mission, highlighted in a statement the importance of the records: "The implications for our understanding of the atmospheric and magnetospheric science of Mars are tremendous and provide new support for the theory that solar storms are not necessary to drive the aurora on Mars." According to those in charge of the mission, these snapshots taken in such detail have "revolutionary implications for our understanding...
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The sounds that the Chinese rover Zhurong recorded on Mars | Digital Trends Spanish

The competition for space exploration on Mars is getting more and more interesting. On the one hand, there is the Perseverance rover sent by NASA. But you are not alone. In recent weeks a new protagonist has been added, it is Zhurong, the robotic vehicle of the Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA). The Asian giant has no problem showing all the satisfaction it feels towards this modern device and is constantly sharing material recorded by the same rover. Now, the CNSA has published a series of images and videos showing the landing of the vehicle on the Martian surface, something that we had not seen in the case of Perseverance. This, particularly, because the Zhurong has a remote camera, which is one of its most outstanding elements. Huge Zhurong update: Here & # 39; s full...
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The best images of Mars in half a century of exploration | Digital Trends Spanish

The fourth planet in the Solar System has always been the focus of our deepest curiosity and our most exotic legends. However, the mysteries of the red planet are slowly being revealed, in part due to three historical missions in 2021 that have laid the foundations for what could be the first manned mission to Mars. Thanks to these advances, today our neighbor feels less distant. Get a closer look with some of the best images of Mars captured in half a century of exploration. It may interest you: Endurance Crater Dunes NASA / JPL / CornellCaptured on August 6, 2004 by the Opportunity rover, this photograph shows the dune field of Endurance Crater in all its glory. With a marked blue tint from the mineral hematite, it is evident how the ridges of the dunes have accumulated more dust ...
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China will send androids to Mars before an inhabited base | Digital Trends Spanish

The director of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT), Wang Xiaojun, revealed his country's plans for a future mission to Mars. The announcement was made at the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX 2021), where a three-step plan for the Asian giant was revealed; this would include the construction of bases in addition to the dispatch of manned landing missions. What will this plan consist of? In the primary stage, or the technology readiness phase, androids will be launched targeting sample return and exploration of a base site on Mars. The next will be a manned mission to the Red Planet and a base will be built on its surface. Meanwhile, the third stage will consist of trying to move a large-scale Earth-Mars cargo fleet. According to the academy, the schedule for...
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China recreates Mars with a camp in the middle of the desert | Digital Trends Spanish

China has taken space exploration seriously. The Asian giant has just sent its Tianwen-1 mission to Mars, in addition to building its own space station. In the case of the red planet, since 2019 the country has a camp that simulates the environmental conditions of Mars. This project is located in the middle of the desert, in Qinghai province, in the northwest of the country. This area was chosen by the authorities due to its desert landscape, the abundant presence of rocks and its temperature that can be similar to that of the neighboring planet of the Earth. This field covers an area of ​​702 hectares and can host 160 people at the same time, according to South China Morning Post. The complex can house tourists and scientists who use the facilities to carry out preparatory work for e...
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Driest desert in the world key to finding life on Mars | Digital Trends Spanish

Microbes discovered in shallow, clay-rich soil layers in the Atacama desert in northern Chile and considered the driest place on Earth, could be key in the search for life on Mars. A study of the Cornell University and the Center for Astrobiology of Spain suggests that similar deposits below the Martian surface could contain microorganisms, which could easily be found in future missions to the red planet. The scientists presented a planetary basis for identifying microbial markers in the shallow excavations that rovers make in Martian clay, as described in a paper published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports. In the dry environment at Atacama, the scientists found layers of moist clay, about a foot (about 30 centimeters) below the surface, that are inhabited by microorganisms...