Unlike Earth, this icy planet’s magnetosphere opens and closes every day.
As the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft approached its destination on July 4, 1997, no NASA mission had successfully reached the Red Planet in more than 20
Welcome to AstroWomen. We started this blog as a way to highlight the important work of women in fields related to the space sciences. Women are still dramatically underrepresented in many scientific fields relevant to the exploration of space, and we’re hoping to help change that.
Footsteps to Mars Hangout. On the first Friday of the month, Tony Darnell, Alberto Conti and Harley Thronson discuss the challenges, science and mission progress of a human presence on the Red Planet, Mars. Credit: Deep Astronomy