Mars needs women: ChemCam and the future of space missions
Mars Technica
by Lisa Danielson, Joey Montoya, Nina Lanza, Lexi Petronis
4M ago
Who shoots the lasers on Mars? These two scientists do. Mars Technica is produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Cover art by Joey Montoya. Images courtesy NASA and NASA/JPL. With special thanks to Laura Mullane, Scott Faulk, Charles Poling, Arthur Bishop and Camille Dickson. LA-UR-20-27185 ..read more
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How a trip to the Arctic could help us find life on other planets
Mars Technica
by Nick Njegomir, Nina Lanza, Lisa Danielson, Lexi Petronis, Joey Montoya
4M ago
Mars Technica is produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Cover art by Joey Montoya ..read more
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Searching for signs of life on Mars
Mars Technica
by Joey Montoya, Patrick Gasda, Lexi Petronis, Nina Lanza, Roger Wiens
4M ago
Billions of years ago, Mars was warmer and wetter. Could a dried-up lakebed harbor secrets of past life? Mars Technica is produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Cover art by Joey Montoya. Photo illustrations courtesy NASA/JPL and NASA/JPL-Caltech/Arizona State University. With special thanks to Laura Mullane, Scott Faulk, Charles Poling, Arthur Bishop and Camille Dickson. LA-UR-20-26431   ..read more
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Mars: 10 years of incredible discoveries
Mars Technica
by Sam Clegg, Nina Lanza, Nick Njegomir, Lexi Petronis
4M ago
The Curiosity mission was supposed to last about two years, but more than a decade later the rover is still going — making remarkable discoveries all along the way. Mars Technica is produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Cover art by Joey Montoya.  ..read more
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Flash floods on Mars!
Mars Technica
by Roger Wiens, Lexi Petronis, Nick Njegomir, Joey Montoya
4M ago
Evidence shows that there may have been massive flash floods on Mars billions of years ago. Mars Technica is produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Cover art by Joey Montoya. Photo illustration courtesy JPL/NASA.  With special thanks to Jennifer Talhelm, Laura Mullane, Arthur Bishop and Camille Dickson ..read more
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Was there life on Mars?
Mars Technica
by Lexi Petronis, Roger Wiens, Nina Lanza, Joey Montoya
4M ago
On a mission like no other, Perseverance sets out to search for signs of ancient life on Mars.  Mars Technica is produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Cover art by Joey Montoya. Perseverance rover image courtesy JPL/NASA. With special thanks to Laura Mullane, Scott Faulk, Charles Poling, Arthur Bishop and Camille Dickson. LA-UR-20-25438 ..read more
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Surprising first audio from Ingenuity on Mars
Mars Technica
by Roger Wiens, Lexi Petronis, Joey Montoya
4M ago
For the first time ever, a spacecraft on another planet has recorded sound from an entirely separate spacecraft. Learn why scientists are surprised by what they heard. Mars Technica is produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Cover art by Joey Montoya. Photo illustration courtesy JPL/NASA. With special thanks to Laura Mullane, Scott Faulk, Charles Poling, Nick Njegomir, Arthur Bishop and Camille Dickson. LA-UR-21-25078 ..read more
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First sounds from Mars
Mars Technica
by Roger Wiens, Joey Montoya, Lexi Petronis
4M ago
Listen to audio of SuperCam's laser popping against Martian rock and wind as it whooshes past the rover. LANL principal investigator Roger Wiens explains what the sounds mean.  Mars Technica is produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Cover art by Joey Montoya. Photo illustration courtesy NASA/JPL. With special thanks to Laura Mullane, Scott Faulk, Charles Poling, Arthur Bishop and Camille Dickson. LA-UR-21-23035 ..read more
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Bonus: SuperCam talks!
Mars Technica
by Lexi Petronis, Joey Montoya
4M ago
Nestled within its spacecraft millions of miles from Earth, SuperCam sent scientists an update. Mars Technica is produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Cover art by Joey Montoya. Image courtesy NASA/JPL. With special thanks to Laura Mullane, Scott Faulk, Charles Poling, Arthur Bishop and Camille Dickson. LA-UR-20-29486 ..read more
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A day in the life of a Mars rover
Mars Technica
by Joey Montoya, Lexi Petronis, Nina Lanza, Patrick Gasda, Roger Wiens
4M ago
How do you drive a rover on another planet? Could life on Mars have gone underground? Mars Technica is produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Cover art by Joey Montoya. Images courtesy NASA/JPL and  NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/JHU-APL. With special thanks to Laura Mullane, Scott Faulk, Charles Poling, Arthur Bishop and Camille Dickson. LA-UR-20-26657 ..read more
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