NASA’s rovers on Mars, curiosity, and perseverance lately have given us quite a beautiful view of the clouds from the Red Planet. Cloud spotting is taken seriously by these robotic explorers, giving Martin a lot of insight into the weather type – and sometimes it even surprises guests like Deimos. Among the pictures taken in the recent series, we can see the tiny moon of Mars as it is visible at Martian twilight.
On the 173rd day of the rover, the sequence of images was taken on Mars in two minutes around 7 pm local time. It’s August 15 for us. Deimos takes its name from the Greek Pantheon, the god of fear and terror. He is the son of Ares (Mars) and the brother of Forbes – the name of the other satellites of Mars. Deimos is the smallest and outermost of the two Martian moons, a strangely shaped Earth with an average radius of 6.2 kilometers (3.8 miles).
The size of the demos can be very interesting for future exploration. It is very easy to get away from it, for example – low enough escape speed (5.6 meters, or 18.4 feet, per second), that a good jump from a person will be enough to exceed its gravitational pull. The Japanese space agency plans to explore Forbes in the near future. The goal is to better understand where these moons came from – and even traces of past lives can be found.
NASA has shared a short film of rover images while persevering to spend time watching for the clouds. The star of the show ended up being a small bright spot: Deimos. On Earth, we have only enjoyed one full moon. NASA’s perseverance rover is also engaged in visiting some celestial satellites on Mars, where it recently spotted Deimos, a small companion to the red planet. From the lab to your inbox, get the latest science stories from CNET every week.
Deimos Denny and has a weird, flaky shape. Mars has two moons (the other is Forbes), and the hollowed-out Deimos is the shortest of them at 9 miles (15 kilometers). Cloud viewing is part of the science work of perseverance in the Jezero Crater. One of its main missions is to find traces of ancient microorganisms on Mars, but it is also looking for geology, geography, and weather. Although Mars is famous for being dusty and dry, it occasionally provides some pleasant cloud action, such as when NASA’s Curiosity rover spotted a “mother of pearl” cloud in a different region of the red planet. These are not the big, bright, shiny clouds that we often see on Earth. The clouds of Mars are quite delicate.
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