This mission is part of a larger program of China for the exploration of the moon . Because the Moon is tidally locked with Earth-its day is the same length as its orbit-there's a far side that never faces toward us. The rover is expected to land around the New Year, and will conduct experiments and explore the untrodden terrain. China has launched a ground-breaking mission to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a ...
The two Viking landers that NASA sent to Mars in 1976 also carried seismometers that captured some wind noise. This latest collection of images from the spacecraft's landing site at Elysium Planitia comprises 17 novel snapshots and was received by mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, on December 4 - or sol 8 of the InSight Mars mission .
Trump "talks tough to the coal miners to get their support, but he doesn't deliver for them, and I don't think that he can, because the markets are bigger than him", said Joe Pizarchik, who directed the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement in the Obama administration.
The study warns that if the ice sheet melting "continues at unprecedented rates", this could accelerate the already fast rate of sea level rise . Scientists then measured physical and chemical properties along the cores to determine the thickness and age of the melt layers. The scientists combined the results from ice cores with satellite data and climate models to reconstruct melt-water runoff at lower elevations on the edge of the ice sheet that contributes to sea level rise .
The Falcon 9 rocket blasted into a clear, chilly sky; the first-stage booster was aiming for a touchdown back at the launch site, once its job was done. In this image taken from NASA Television, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft approaches the robotic arm for docking to the International Space Station, Saturday, Dec.
SpaceX CEO and lead designer Elon Musk tweeted that the reusable booster was undamaged and appeared to be transmitting data. The first-stage booster aimed for a touchdown on land back at Cape Canaveral, once its job was done, but ended up smashing into the Atlantic Ocean instead.