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  1. cageymaru

    NASA Rover Opportunity Succumbs to the Martian Weather After 15 Years of Operation

    NASA rover "Opportunity" was laid to rest on Tuesday night as attempts to make contact with the long-lived, space explorer wrapped up. Eight months ago, a ferocious, fast-moving Martian dust storm is thought to have covered the solar panels on the rover and cutoff the vital supply of sunlight...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    NASA Picks Landing Site for 2020 Mars Rover

    In a press release, NASA announced the landing site for the upcoming Mars 2020 Rover mission. The ancient, dry river basin outside the Jezero Crater is a science treasure trove, but NASA says that landing in the area was cost prohibitive until now. Scientists claim that signs of organic...
  3. DooKey

    Martian Skies Clearing over Opportunity Rover

    NASA really hit it out of the park when they designed and built the Opportunity rover. This bot has wandered all over Mars for the last 15 years even though NASA figured the rover would only make it through a 90-day mission window. Opportunity has been out of contact for some time now because of...
  4. DooKey

    Build Your Own Rover

    JPL has announced a new project that will allow anyone to build a smaller COTS copy of the Curiosity rover that landed on Mars. They based the plans on a smaller educational model of the Curiosity rover called the ROV-E that was used as an educational tool. They claim the rover will cost as...
  5. R

    Mars Rover Takes Selfie During Dust Storm

    The Daily Mail is reporting that the Curiosity Rover took a selfie in the middle of the martian dust storm that covered nearly seven million square miles. The $2.5 billion nuclear powered research vehicle took the image while in the Gale Crater, a valley in which scientists think may have once...
  6. DooKey

    Building Blocks of Life Found on Mars

    A new study released by NASA reveals that there are large organic molecules on Mars. This data was gathered by the Curiosity rover in Mars's Gale Crater where it found the 3.5B year old molecules. These results don't mean there was life on Mars, but they do show where more advanced missions...
  7. DooKey

    Opportunity Rover Makes it Through its 8th Winter

    The Mars rover Opportunity has survived its 8th winter thanks to the Mars rover team using a tilted strategy for the rover during the winter months. Basically they make sure the rover is always tilted towards the sun and take extra care when in the fall and winter. Further, Opportunity has...
  8. DooKey

    NASA's Future Mars Robot Will Take the Fastest Pictures Yet of the Red Planet

    In 2020, NASA plans on launching an SUV sized rover to Mars that contains a total of 23 cameras. This number of cameras is larger than any other rover. What makes this one unique is its ability to take better pictures at a faster rate because it reduces the prep and processing time back on...
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