Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicMars mission

Topic: Mars mission

China lands rover on Mars, third country to perform successful soft landing on the planet

The Zhurong rover, a part of China's Tianwen-1 mission to Mars, will, among other things, hunt for biosignatures for any past life or habitability on the planet.

Why the quest for life on Mars continues despite 35 failed missions since 1960s

Despite many failures, missions to Mars continue because there is immense knowledge to be gleaned from the planet about our own existence and evolution.

Indian-American scientist Swati Mohan leads key team involved in NASA rover’s Mars landing

Mohan led the guidance, navigation, and controls operations of NASA's Perseverance rover, which said described as the 'eyes and ears' of the spacecraft.

China successfully launches first Mars mission

The probe named Tianwen 1, will conduct scientific investigations into Mars's soil, geological structure, environment, atmosphere and water, media reports said.

UAE sends Hope to Mars in the Arab world’s first mission to the Red Planet

Al Amal, or the Hope orbiter, will reach Mars in February 2021 and is expected to study the planet's atmosphere and create a weather map.

Mystery gel-like substance on Moon that puzzled scientists solved. It’s not what you’d expect

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Marsquakes and strange magnetic pulses — what NASA’s Mars mission has unveiled so far

The results of NASA's InSight lander mission have shown that Mars is seismically active and has regular marsquakes.

These are the test facilities where China is working towards its Mars probe dream

From capital Beijing to remote Xinjiang, China has been working on its space test facilities since 2010, and now plans to launch a Mars probe in 2020.

Women scientists fulfil Mission Mangal but Akshay Kumar can’t see beyond sindoor and make-up

Mission Mangal’s poem has Bollywood placing scientist women in roles of good Hindu wives and daughters. The core competency is an add-on.

Dubai princess who ‘escaped’ to India appears in photos for the first time

Actor Kevin Spacey charged with criminal charges in sexual assault case and 28 people killed in Kabul in attack by gunman

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.