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The Terrifying Physics Of Landing On Mars

Approaching Mars at over 13,000 mph, the descent only slows to around 1000 mph after entering Mars' atmosphere, at which point a 100 lb parachute will deploy, slowing the rover to around 370 mph, a little over half the speed of sound. At…

UC Berkeley joins MIT and Harvard In edX

EdX, the collaboration between MIT and Harvard established in May, has a new member. UC Berkeley, is the third member of the learning consortium. Through collaboration and resource sharing, the group can better manage the logistics…