Space Documentary 2021! It’s certainly been a good week if your passions include the history of space exploration. But there is more, much more: we offer you a selection of movies, series and documentaries that you can watch right now if you want to continue floating away from the earth’s atmosphere.
For decades, orbiters and small rovers have been searching for signs of life on Mars. Learn the latest about Curiosity, a car-sized rover on Mars with an impressive arsenal of science tools.
Cosmic Vistas’ fifth season delves into the solar system, revealing never-before-seen views of the sun, planets and distant worlds. Cutting-edge science and incredible imagery provide a fresh perspective on the universe.
I really enjoy watching these insightful documentaries about space and science.
I’ve always been fascinated by the Curiosity Rover and what it can tell us about our own evolution on Earth.
This guys (Spark) always do a great job of introducing stories, analyzing and presenting these ventures. I always learn something new when I watch this documentaries.
The film makers did a great job of showing these scientific marvels, such as the confirmation of the riverbed, which is a good confirmation of the existence of water at some point in Mars’ history. Therefore, there is the possibility of life (microbes?) there.
The detection of methane is one of the most important discoveries in the universe to date. Even if it is ultimately inconclusive.
Curiosity, the space mission to Mars
Curiosity is equipped with a Radiation Assessment Detector that counts:
- cosmic rays
- and other particles
Its mission is to explore the radiation in the Mars environment, but researchers are also taking advantage of it to analyze the particles Curiosity encounters along the way.
With a pair of bulging eyes staring at you from nearly 8 meters high, its six wheels and more than 800 kilograms, Curiosity doesn’t look much like a human being.
Curiosity obtains its power through the radioactive decay of plutonium using a radioisotope thermoelectric generator. This power source gives it an operating life of at least one Martian year, which is equivalent to 687 Earth days.
Curiosity carries the latest technologies to obtain information about the:
- environmental conditions
- and the potential presence of Martian microorganisms
It is equipped with:
- three cameras
- four spectrometers
- two radiation detectors
- two environmental and two atmospheric sensors
Curiosity confirmed that conditions for life existed on Mars. Perseverance will now take the next step and seek to answer one of the great questions of astrobiology: are there concrete signs of past microbial life on Mars?