Report Sheet for Astronomy Internet Lab.docx

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Astronomy Internet Lab Report Name Nicole Harvey 1. Astronomy News. Choose 1 article, read it, then summarize it here. On the 26 th of this month, NASA’s InSight mission is supposed to land. There have been many failed missions before due to launch issues or an error on the actual trip. The Soviet Mars 2 was the first manmade craft to land on Mars. It entered the atmosphere too steep and the parachute never released. The craft is thought to have been destroyed. Mars 3 landed, but only managed to send back one not so great image. The Mars Climate Orbiter failure happened in 1999. This was due to a mathematical error. One team used English unites, the other used metric. This was not realized until the craft was launched far too close to the planet. It burned up in the atmosphere. This error cost $193 million. In 2003, Europe sent Mars Express into orbit around Mars. The lander component, Beagle 2 was released on Christmas Day. It was never heard from again. In 2016, it was discovered that the craft was still intact but was unable to send signals back to Earth. In 2016, the Trace Gas Orbiter was sent out and launched its lander, Schiaparelli. It slammed into the planet at 340 mph. The sensors were
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