The Julian calendar year 2017 is year 6730 of the current Julian Period. The term Julian date may also refer, outside of astronomy, to the day-of-year number (more properly, the ordinal date) in the Gregorian calendar, especially in computer programming, the military and the food industry, or it may refer to dates in the Julian calendar.For example, if a given "Julian date" is "October 5, 1582", this means that date in the Julian calendar (which was October 15, 1582, in the Gregorian calendar—the date it was first established).Without an astronomical or historical context, a "Julian date" given as "40" most likely means the fortieth day of a given Gregorian year, namely February 9.Other possible meanings of a "Julian date" of "40" include an astronomical Julian Day Number, or the year AD 40 in the Julian calendar, or a duration of 40 astronomical Julian years).At landing, telemetry was monitored by the 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and ESA's Mars Express.Odyssey is capable of relaying UHF telemetry back to Earth in real time.NASA’s goal is to send a manned mission to Mars by 2035.Mars is recalling some of its bars of Galaxy, Maltesers Teasers and bags of Minstrels due to the “potential presence of salmonella”.
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“The ‘dashes’ are linear dunes formed by bi-directional winds, which are not traveling parallel to the dune.” Winds hitting the dunes at right angles from two directions funnel the surface material into the linear shapes seen in the image.
“The smaller “dots” (called “barchanoid dunes”) occur where there is some interruption to the process forming those linear dunes,” NASA explained.