Though it is many many kilometers away, Earth hasn’t failed to remember Mars’ New Year grand party. On 7 February 2021, the red giant commends the turn of another year – based on our calendar-keeping on Earth.
It’s Mars’ New Year Celebration Time
Since one Mars year is 687 Earth days (and 668.6 Mars days, or sols), the event just comes is celebrated in every two Earth years, set apart by the spring/harvest time equinox in the northern and southern hemispheres separately. Since the current Martian calendar began in 1955, that makes the new year Mars Year 36. It will be a major one for our next door planet. Three missions are expected to show up at Mars in the coming days. The United Arab Emirates has sent a circling probe named Al-Amal, or Hope, which is expected to show up first, on 9 February. It will examine Mars’ air and climate, with an eye towards evaluating it a human settlement.
China’s Tianwen-1 is relied upon to arrive at Mars circle on 10 February. The mission comprises of an orbiter, a lander and a solar-fueled rover, the last two of which will be conveyed to the surface in May, for an exhaustive investigation of the Utopia sway basin. The US sent NASA’s Perseverance, a rover booked to arrive on 18 February in the Jezero Crater, an objective wealthy in clays – proof that the locale was once contained water. The rover will try and gather evidences of previous existence and tenability, and gather samples to deliver to Earth by two different missions as of now being developed.
It’s no script each of the three missions are showing up simultaneously: because of the hurdles in sending a spacecraft to Mars, there’s a window that comes around generally like clockwork and two months that permits a spacecraft to arrive at Mars with the base energy required. That window was most as of late in July to September of a year ago. That the fresh debuts are on the whole occurring at the Mars new year is, hence, a fortuitous situation. Since each of the three missions will be zeroing in on different areas of Mars, Mars Year 36 vows to be a fearless new age for Mars science. Wish you a great and promising new year, Mars! May we celebrate with you in person in the not so distant future.