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
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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! 👩🚀 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 ... See MoreSee Less
Total Lunar Eclipse next Monday! It should be nicely visible, only the final moments will hide behind the horizon in Eastern Finland. An eclipse like this will not be visible from Finland before 2025, so make sure to be outside between 6AM and 8AM Monday morning! #lunareclipse #kuunpimennys ... See MoreSee Less
Maanantai-aamuna 21.1. tapahtuu täydellinen kuunpimennys. Pohjois-Suomessa pimennys voidaan havaita kokonaan ja eteläisessä ja itäisessä Suomessakin vain pimennyksen viimeiset vaiheet jäävät horisontin taakse.
Pimennyksen täydellinen vaihe tapahtuu parhaaseen aamiaisaikaan: Kuu loistaa taivaalla rusehtavan punaisena klo 6.41 - 7.43.
Tammikuulle tyypillinen pilvisyys saattaa haitata pimennyksen näkymistä.