Mission to look inside Mars from NASA’s universal telephone exchange near Canberra

Mission to look inside Mars from NASA’s universal telephone exchange near Canberra

Posted May 19, 2018 06:00:10 Photo: The Deep Space Communication Complex is one of Canberra’s best-kept secrets. (ABC Canberra: Laura Tchilinguirian) From a quiet field alongside grazing cows just south of Canberra, NASA is looking a long way into space. The Deep Space Communication Complex in the Paddys River valley …

NASA’s next Mars mission blasts off, sending a robotic geologist to the red planet

NASA’s next Mars mission blasts off, sending a robotic geologist to the red planet

Posted May 05, 2018 23:50:42 Photo: The InSight lander will sit on the Martian surface and drill down 5 metres to take the planet’s temperature. (AP/NASA) A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars on Saturday, aiming to land on the red planet and explore …

Scientists wait for a ‘marsquake’ to reveal what’s hidden below the surface of Mars

Scientists wait for a ‘marsquake’ to reveal what’s hidden below the surface of Mars

Posted April 30, 2018 15:19:14 Photo: Artist rendition of what the interior of Mars may look like. (NASA) Scientists are hoping an upcoming journey to Mars will reveal what’s under the surface of the Red Planet. But they will not be mining to the core, instead they plan to wait …