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Mars: November 2018



Scientists have created the soundtrack of the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by the robotic exploration rover, Opportunity, using data sonification techniques to create a two-minute piece of music.


A group of scientists and engineers in Leicester has recommended Oxia Planum as the best landing site for the British-built Mars rover.


"If Elysium Planitia were a salad, it would consist of romaine lettuce and kale -- no dressing," said InSight principal investigator Bruce Banerdt at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "If it were an ice cream, it would be vanilla."


The northeastern rim region of Hellas impact basin, located in the southern hemisphere of Mars, contained numerous ephemeral lakes throughout Mars's history, a new study reveals.