The Rover "Curiosity has achieved the main goal of their mission - mountain Aolida in the center of Gale crater and is preparing for its drilling. reported on Thursday, September 11, on the NASA site.
"Curiosity", as stated by the Director of the Department of planetology NASA Jim green, "opened a new Chapter in the study of the red planet. Research the Rover will begin with a lower slope of the mountain, where we will take soil samples. The mission will begin next week.
Mount Aolida aroused great interest among scientists from the point of view of the study of new species that can be helpful in making representations about the geological structure Mars, said green.
The Rover landed on the surface of the red planet in Gale crater in August 2012. Since then the device has been studying radiation, atmosphere, rocks and climate of Mars.
The main objective of the mission of the unit lies in the detection of potentially or historically favorable conditions for life on Mars. As a result of work "Curiosity" scientists have found that earlier on Mars existed favorable for simple organisms living conditions.
The Rover is an Autonomous self-propelled physico-chemical laboratory, able to work in the conditions of the Martian climate. Mass does not exceed 900 kg (equivalent to about 340 kilograms in the conditions of the Martian gravity), its size: 3,1×2,7×2.1 meters, as an energy source device uses a radioisotope thermoelectric generator, which with the help of a thermogenerator converts into electricity thermal energy released by the decay of plutonium-238.
A giant avalanche descent in the Western part of Tibet, which killed nine shepherds have happened because of climate change. Sure scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Ohio state University. The researchers analyzed satellite data to determine the exact volume of ice calved from the glacier Aru.
The European space Agency (ESA) presented a video, which shows the Mawrth Vallis is one of the largest valleys on Mars with a length of 600 kilometers. Its depth in some places reaches two kilometers. It is believed that it was formed by the flow of water that once existed on the surface.
Apple commented on the situation with the bombings of their smartphones in China. The company's representatives are sure that the ignition occurs not the fault of Apple. Specialists of the company conducted its own investigation and came to the conclusion that the explosions happened at fault of the user.
The Ministry of sports of Russia responded to the second part of the report of the independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) under the leadership of Richard McLaren. The Ministry said that will carefully study the report presents information for the purpose of forming a constructive position.
Competition for the best literary work for children and teenagers "Kniguru" named the winners of 2016. First place was taken by Th EN of the novel "Brand desert", the second — Artem Lyakhovich and his work, "the Devil bald", the third — Larisa Romanovskaya with the work "Remove this entry?"
Procurement business is considered one of the most corrupt spheres of activities, said "the Tape.ru" the President Trading-industrial chamber of Russia Sergey Katyrin. According to CCI, the issuance of certificates and permits referred to as the most corrupt more than 47 percent of business purchases — 45 percent.