Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
September 19, Wednesday 2018 3:01 AM       

       HEADLINES: Raw chicken cost dips but hoteliers' price doesn't                                              SC notice to Centre on plea seeking ban on 85 pesticides                                              Court summons Lalu, others as accused in IRCTC money laundering case                                              Bihar CM Nitish Kumar admitted to AIIMS                                              PM's silence on gangrape unacceptable; shameful govt leaves India's women unprotected: Rahul                                              Germany rolls out world's first hydrogen train                                              Imran Khan govt auctions 70 luxury cars as part of austerity drive                                              Nepal: Madhesis confident of govt addressing their demands                                              Archery coach Teja, athletic's Pannu recommended for Dronacharya Award                                              High expectations made me anxious: Ronaldo after Juventus goals                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       SCI&TECH Next Article: China all set to make first contact with aliens  
       Over 1.3 lakh Indians 'book ticket' to Mars
 
         Posted on :20:26:10 Nov 12, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:20:26:10 Nov 12, 2017
         Tags: Over 1.3 lakh Indians 'book ticket' to Mars
 

NEW DELHI: More than 1.3 lakh Indian space enthusiasts have submitted their names to NASA to be carried to Mars onboard the US space agency's mission to the red planet next year.

Last month, NASA invited members of the public to send their names which will be carried on the InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) mission to Mars.

Those who submitted their names were provided online 'boarding passes' for the mission.

The names are being etched on a silicon wafer microchip using an electron beam to form letters with lines one- thousandth the diameter of a human hair. The chip is affixed to the InSight lander deck and will remain on Mars forever.

This chip will be carried on InSight mission to the red planet, which launches on May 5, next year.

A lot of Indians responded to NASA's call for names for the Mars mission. The total number of names received by NASA from all over the world was 2,429,807.

US had the most number of people - 6,76,773 - sending their names, followed by China with 2,62,752 names. India stands at number three with 1,38,899 names submitted for the mission.

"Mars continues to excite space enthusiasts of all ages," said Bruce Banerdt, the InSight mission's principal investigator, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California.

"This opportunity lets them become a part of the spacecraft that will study the inside of the Red Planet," said Banerdt.

"The 'send your name to Mars' initiative is something we have done for a number of major NASA missions in the past not just for Mars missions. It's just a fun outreach activity that lets people engage with the mission," Andrew Good of Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California said.

The deadline to submit names was last week.

Space enthusiasts who signed up shared their downloadable "boarding passes" on social media, complete with the total number of flight miles they have collected by participating in engagement initiatives for other Mars missions.

InSight, scheduled to land on Mars on November 26, next year, will be the first mission to look deep beneath the Martian surface, studying the planet's interior by listening for marsquakes.

These quakes travel through geologic material at different speeds and give scientists a glimpse of the composition and structure of the planet's inside.

InSight's role is not only to study Mars, but also to gain broader insight into the formation of rocky planets in the entire solar system.

A A
       SCI&TECH
Next Article: China all set to make first contact with aliens
 
 
SCI&TECH HEADLINES
Pluto should be reclassified as a planet, reveals study  
Shared responsibility essential for conserving migratory species  
Microsoft releases Speech Corpus for three Indian languages  
Facebook likely to run on 100% renewable energy by 2020  
Can brain suppress the act of revenge?  
Kerala techies launch portal to facilitate relief measures  
Here's what you may not know about H2O  
Alexa will tell you when it has done its homework  
Students recreate horrific atomic bombings of Hiroshima using VR technology  
Study discovers compounds that can reverse cell ageing  
Online interactive courses on AI in trading, first time on internet  
Apple to fix devices damaged by Japan's floods for free  
IT industry should focus on developing new technologies  
Skype adds read receipts to chats  
Mobile app for replacement of transformers in Raj  
Kashmiri students make solar boat for Dal Lake  
NASA prepares to fly probe into Sun's scorching atmosphere  
Yoga helps against non-communicable diseases: WHO  
Spironolactone can help prevent acne: Study  
Older Amazonian forests help regulate global climate  
Goal conflict linked to depressive symptoms  
A new world: Top 10 new species for 2018  
Beat the risk of frailty with healthy heart  
Twitter to hide trolls that hurl abuse: Twitter CEO  
Fortnite is finally coming to Android  
 
Do you think forced salary challenge is acceptable in the current situation?
yes
 
not
 
don't know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy