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3 days ago

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Opportunity had been exploring Mars for 14 years by the time connection to the rover was lost. That's over 50 times longer than intended! Mars Exploration Rovers have made several groundbreaking discoveries on Mars, especially about its history as a habitable planet with liquid water. Today at Jet Propulsion Laboratory the last planned attempt to communicate with our wheeled buddy will be made. Follow the link and send a postcard to the team!Tonight, we’ll make our last planned attempts to regain contact with Opportunity. The solar-powered rover last communicated with Earth on June 10, 2018, as a planet-wide dust storm swept around the Red Planet. Want to show the team some love? Send a postcard: go.nasa.gov/MERpostcards ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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NASA InSight has it's finger on the pulse of Mars! The seismometer is now ready and well protected from the harsh weather of Mars

NASA InSight
I’ve done it -- carefully placed this protective cover over my seismometer. Shielding it from wind and temperature changes will help it get its best measurements of any #marsquakes. Stay cozy in there, little guy!
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2 weeks ago

Epic Challenge Joensuu

Team Gardeners has been working hard on their Mars greenhouse light transportation & distribution system! Here they put a water lens to the test ... See MoreSee Less

Team Gardeners has been working hard on their Mars greenhouse light transportation & distribution system! Here they put a water lens to the testImage attachment

Could a Finnish person become an Astronaut and how? Of course, with great enthusiasm it's absolutely possible, answered Dr. Camarda at last weeks Q&A session. In fact, he claimed he would be glad to meet one in near future!
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An edited version of the session will be published on our YouTube channel! In the meantime, check out other Q&A sessions with NASA experts: Epic Challenge Joensuu
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Could a Finnish person become an Astronaut and how? Of course, with great enthusiasm its absolutely possible, answered Dr. Camarda at last weeks Q&A session. In fact, he claimed he would be glad to meet one in near future!
👩‍🚀
An edited version of the session will be published on our YouTube channel! In the meantime, check out other Q&A sessions with NASA experts: Epic Challenge Joensuu
#Q&A #astronaut

We're just checking in to tell you that you can test your Mars knowledge with our weekly quiz on Instagram, @epicchallengejoensuu! You can also find us on Twitter, @EpicJoensuu! ... See MoreSee Less

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