The Chinese have landed on Mars! The China National Space Administration recentlyÂ published photos taken by cameras attached to the rover, which showed the obstacle-avoidance equipment and solar panels on the vehicle, as well as the texture of the Martian surface. Named after a mythical Chinese god of fire, Zhurong drove down to the surface […]
Did you know that there are craters in Mars named after PH towns?
Last month saw two groundbreaking milestones for Filipinos in terms of expeditions into space. First, that Gregorio Villar, a Filipino working as a landing systems engineer in NASA, played a crucial part in the Perseverance rover’s successful landing on Mars. Second, Filipino engineers were triumphant in launching the Maya-2 nano-satellite from the International Space Station […]
Go to the surface of Mars with this out-of-this-world Instagram AR filter
The last few weeks saw social media echoing in cheers as NASA’s Perseverance rover made a historic landing on Mars after almost seven months of galactic travel. Proof of Perseverance touching down came by way of crystal-clear photos showing the surface of the Red Planet. We stared both in awe and in wonder: what would it be like to roam […]