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The first trip to Mars and 5 more space and science stories began this week

The first trip to Mars and 5 more space and science stories began this week

Don’t let those moments be buried in a busy week. Let yourself be surprised. Discuss it with your friends and family. Think about what it takes to make these accomplishments possible and what that means for the future.

Just don’t let the moment pass by.

About the universe

The magic black and white image of a helicopter shadow on the surface of the Red Planet, taken during the first flight to Mars, was that magical moment. Mimi Ong, Creative Mars Helicopter Project Manager.
“When I first saw him, I immediately thought of Buzz Aldrin’s footprint on the moon’s surface. This iconic image from Apollo 11 says,” We walked on the moon’s surface. Wrote in a statement. He tells us, “We have traveled to another world. ”
Skill accomplished The first powered and controlled flight on Mars Monday, followed by professor The second journey is fraught with dangers Thursday. Photos and videos brought back from the stubborn helicopter and rover captured Ingenuity’s historic landmarks – the true moment of the Wright Brothers on another planet.
Between trips, perseverance was occupied by MOXIE Generating oxygen on the red planetAnother cool thing first.

MOXIE, short for Mars Site Oxygen Resources Experiment, converted carbon dioxide in the Martian atmosphere into enough oxygen to hold an astronaut for about 10 minutes.

The ingenuity that was scheduled for a third flight on Sunday is also back First color picture as it goes up. The image gives us all an idea of ​​what flying on Mars looks like.

While Ingenuity and MOXIE are just tech shows for now, both can help people land on the red planet on future missions.

Defying gravity

More history was made this week when four astronauts appeared from three countries Blast off from the United States to the International Space Station On board the Friday SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. This is SpaceX’s third manned flight and the first example of the company’s use of a previously launched spacecraft and rocket vehicle.
Crew-2 includes NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrow, Megan MacArthur, and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet from the European Space Agency, and Akihiko Hoshid from Japan.
This adds four crew members to the seven astronauts already on board the station, four of whom have arrived Another SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule In November.

The total number of crew on the space station has risen to 11, one of the largest groups the orbiting laboratory has ever hosted. But the fun crowd is only temporary; The first crew is scheduled to return to Earth on April 28.

Once upon a time on a planet

The Lesser Atlas Mountains were formed in Morocco about 80 million years ago when they collided with Africa and Eurasia.
When the astronauts View of Earth from the International Space StationYou often notice how beautiful it looks – and how fragile it is.

This view of the Small Atlas Mountains in Morocco was captured using an ASTER (Advanced Thermal Reflectance Scale Through Space) on NASA’s Terra satellite.

Victor Glover, Jr., who has completed his third space biography At the end of February, I was talking about “the importance of having human life on this planet” at the time.

“He makes me do everything in my power to protect him,” said a NASA astronaut.

Earth Day, celebrated Thursday, is a good reminder for everyone to do our part to protect the only home we have. And some of the changes we made during the pandemic last year have already benefited the environment, such as: On-site shoppingAnd reduce mobility Reducing food waste And the flight is less.

We just need to make it a standard practice rather than a temporary habit.


Calling all scholars among the citizens. hour “Moon trees“- The Royal Astronomical Society and the British Space Agency are looking for them.

As fanciful as it is to imagine ghostly forests of silver trees on the inhospitable moon, these trees grew from 500 seeds that passed onto the Moon Companion and returned aboard NASA’s Apollo 14 mission.

Traveled seeds including sycamore maple, redwood, and Douglas fir NASA – Astronaut Stuart Rosa, A former US Forest Service firefighter, on his personal belongings to see how they reacted to the space environment.
Back on the ground, seedlings were sprouted by the Forest Service and planted around the world. No organized effort has been made to track this, but NASA has since Track about 60 trees.

Steve Miller, Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society, thinks some of them are gone in the UK and wants to know what happened to them which is why he’s targeting the audience this week.

The wild kingdom

After all, humans and animals do not differ much from each other.

Rhesus monkeys made new friends after Hurricane Maria.
After Hurricane Maria swept Puerto Rico with devastating impacts in 2017, researchers found rhesus monkeys, a type of monkey that lives in Cayo Santiago. Be more social together.

While these monkeys tend to compete with each other and provide high protection for their food and water, the researchers found that they had actually expanded their social groups and, according to Maria, became more tolerant of each other.

These interactions were measured in terms of grooming, and it is one of the ways in which monkeys communicate. These care networks grew after the hurricane, indicating that the monkeys were communicating with and befriending their friends’ friends – no different from those in the surrounding area. People communicate And expand their social groups.

Climate change

Lake Mead, a major reservoir on the Colorado River, can be drowned in its waters The lowest levels Since it was inhabited in the 1930s, it is noisy New expectations It was published this week by the US Reclamation Office.

Reservoirs are a stumbling block in times of scarcity, but Lake Mead – the largest in the country – has been affected by climate change, overuse, and drought and is only 39% full today.

If the water level drops below 1,075 feet on January 1, 2022, Arizona, Nevada and Mexico could hit deep water cuts.

Talk about a strong memory Save water wherever you can.
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