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Best Time For A Human Mars Mission? For The Duration Of A Solar Maximum, New Study Says

With luck, Zhurong could detect the thin horizon that marks any permafrost, says Orosei. Knowing how deep this lies, and its basic qualities, could present insights into far more recent climate changes on Mars, and reveal the fate of ancient water that could have as soon as soaked the surface, he says. In 1997, NASA’s Mars Pathfinder sent its initial rover, named Sojourner, to a rocky area of the planet. “We didn’t get a lot of incredible science from that mission, but it paved the way for considerably a lot more capable autonomous rovers, and now we are reaping the...