30 Aug '14, 2pm

Are There Marsquakes on Mars?

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — In the two years the Curiosity Rover has spent roaming Mars, it's made some fascinating discoveries about the planet: NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover used the camera at the end of its arm in April/May 2014 to take dozens of component images combined into this self-portrait. (Source: NASA) Mars has two types of water-rich minerals that create an electromagnetic power source, which could be used by a living organism. The water is deemed drinkable, if you are the adventurous sort. There is carbon dioxide snow on the planet. The radiation levels encountered while traveling to Mars exceed the lifetime allowable for humans -- meaning the trip would not be safe for humans without additional protection. Luke Dubord, Avionics Systems Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the Mars Curiosity Mission, shared these details with a rapt audience of embedded des...

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