Although humans have never actually been to Mars, explorers have simulated many aspects of Mars missions here on Earth. There are missions under the ocean, on the tops of volcanoes, in the harsh Canadian north, and even in bed that simulate the limitations of spaceflight, and teach us many of the lessons to prepare us for the real thing.
In 1968 the first humans to see the far side with their own eyes were the astronauts of Apollo 8. And 2nd topic: Antarctic lichen was subject to the rigors of the red planet’s environment and lived.
Objects to Observe in the April 2022 Night Sky places a focus on the planets Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn as they line up and meet in conjunctions in the morning sky while Mercury makes an appearance during evening dusk.
The closest black hole is in fact a vampire star system. Listen to @WSHCrew discussion with Dr. Abigail Fros. Also earth-like planet in dead star’s habitable zone, the impact of the war, and aurora in Mars
This is the story of Perseverance and Ingenuity achievement after a year in Mars. Happy First Earth Birthday, Perseverance and Ingenuity!
he Actual Astronomy Podcast presents Objects to Observe in the March 2022 Night Sky and places a focus on events to help you find the planets as the Moon pairs with Uranus before dancing with Venus, Mercury, Mars and Saturn in the morning twilight.
A research team studying the Poás volcano in Costa Rica, a potential analog for early Mars conditions, finds microbes surviving in extremely harsh conditions. Plus, table-top matter-antimatter experiments, an exoplanet’s complex atmosphere, and how snails and squirrels can help us understand space.
It’s not often we get a month with almost no events, other than your normal moon phases, however, we do end February with a wonderful close encounter between the Moon, Mars, and Venus, and preview some future morning planets.
This week, @WSHcrew discuss with Dr. Sian Proctor about her works as geoscientist, space artists & Inspiration4. Also, news update for this week. It’s all about Mars, dark voids and solar flares, Earth’s second trojan, and SLS/Artemis 1 mission.
The Actual Astronomy Podcast presents Objects to Observe in the February 2022 Night Sky and places a focus on events to help you find the planets as the Moon pairs with Neptune and Uranus before dancing with Venus, Mercury, Mars in the morning twilight. We also talk about when and how to observe the Lunar Straight Wall as well as what comets and asteroids to look out for this month.