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.
The American company United Launch Alliance launched space booster Atlas V with the air force base Vandenberg in California. The objective of the unit — to put into orbit a satellite NROL-79 National management of military space reconnaissance. The activities of the Agency are classified, so the purpose of the satellite is not reported.
The game is "Syria: the Russian storm" (Syrian Warfare), developed by the Studio "Playing cats" (Cats Who Play), was removed from Steam. The official reason is called a violation of the rights of GFI, which released earlier strategy of Warfare. However, it is reported that a complaint was received from people dissatisfied with the game.
Scientists from Cornell University found that four planets in the system TRAPPIST-1 may be favorable for life. To this conclusion they came, having modeled the conditions on celestial bodies with regard to the influence of volcanic hydrogen. The gas increases the temperature of the atmosphere, contributing to the existence of liquid water.
U.S. Ambassador to Russia may become the former Governor of Utah John huntsman. About it reports CNN with reference to own sources in the administration. According to interlocutors of the channel, the huntsman was contacted on this issue with key advisors to the President of Donald trump and himself.
The head of the district Council Perovo, Moscow city, the 51-year-old Alexander Dovgopol detained on suspicion in fraud in especially large size. According to investigators, in late 2016, the official has signed a contract with a private firm for the provision of information services, they are not received but the money was transferred.
Russian tennis player Evgeny Donskoy defeated Swiss Roger Federer in the second round of the tournament of the Association of tennis professionals (ATP) in Dubai. The meeting was held on Wednesday and ended with the victory of Russians with the score 3:6, 7:6 (9:7), 7:6 (7:5). In the second set, Donskoy played three match points.