Curiosity Rover Sends Images Of Solar Eclipses Caused By Mars' 2 Moons
Friday, April 5, 2019, 8:35 PM
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has send back spectacular imagery of two solar eclipses caused by Phobos and Deimos two Moons of the Red Planet. Phobos, which is about 11.5-km across, was imaged on March-26, while Deimos, which is about 2.3-km across, was photographed on March-17, NASA said in a statement on Thursday. The eclipses were capturedby the solar filters on the Curiosity's Mast Camera.
InSight lander takes its first selfie on Mars: NASA
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:40 PM
NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie a mosaic made-up of 11 images. This is the same imaging process used by NASA's Curiosity rover mission, in which many overlapping pictures are taken and later stitched together. Visible in the selfie are lander's solar panel and its entire deck, including its science instruments.
NASA InSight spacecraft on course for Mars touchdown
Friday, November 23, 2018, 8:28 PM
NASA's Mars-bound InSight spacecraft is on track for a soft touchdown on the surface of the Red Planet on November-26, US space agency said. Engineers will be keeping a close eye on stream of data indicating InSight's health and trajectory, and monitoring Martian weather reports to figure-out if the team needs to make any final-adjustments in preparation for landing, NASA said in a statement.