Sept. 10, 2021

Update from Mars

Update from Mars

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 102

*Perseverance collects its first samples of the red planet

It was a case of second time lucky as NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover successfully collected a sample of red planet rock for the first time.

*Curiosity celebrates nine years on Mars

NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover has just drilled its 32nd hole into the surface of the red planet marking nine years of exploration in Gale Crater.

*Will it be safe for humans to fly to Mars?

Once you have all the technical issues ironed out – the biggest problem facing humans return to the Moon or for that matter undertaking the far longer journey to the red planet Mars will be radiation.

*September Skywatch

September Equinox - North Season

September Equinox - South Season

The September Equinox, the constellation Capricorn and the Aurigids and Epsilon Perseids meteor showers are among the highlights of the September night skies.


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