NASA is getting ready for 7 minutes of absolute fear
At the point when NASA launched its Mars 2020 mission a year ago it was the finish of one chapter and the start of another. The mission, which has been going through space for as far back as a while, is scheduled to show up on the Martian surface on February 18th, and NASA is tallying during the time until that touchdown occurs.
One of the greatest obstacle that actually exists between NASA and an effective Mars 2020 mission is simply the arrival of the rover capsule. The supposed “seven minutes of terror” that NASA frequently talks about with respect to the arrival is basically a seven-minute window where the spacecraft will start its descent and, if all goes as arranged, deliver the most technologically advanced machine ever worked for space investigation to the surface of the planet.
As a result of the distance between Mars and Earth, controlling the spacecraft in realtime is out of the question. Commands would require minutes to make it to their destination, so it’s dependent upon the rocket to represent any variables that could threaten the descent and landing.
On the off chance that the spacecraft is successful, and the landing goes off effortlessly, the potential for new discoveries on Mars is tremendous. The Perseverance wanderer is the most developed piece of hardware ever shipped off Mars, and it will have the option to inform researchers things regarding the Red Planet that have never been concentrated in such a manner previously.
“Perseverance’s refined science instruments won’t only assistance in the hunt for fossilized microbial life, yet additionally extend our insight into Martian topography and its past, present, and future,” Caltech’s Ken Farley, a researcher working on the Mars 2020 mission, said in a proclamation. “Our science team has been busy planning how best to work with what we anticipate will be a firehose of cutting-edge data. That’s the kind of ‘problem’ we are looking forward to.”