Mars Rover

NASA's Mars Opportunity rover, $400M spacecraft, missing in Martian dust storm for 2 months

For over two months, there has been no sign of NASA's Mars Opportunity rover. The car-sized space machine, worth a whopping $400 million, signed offline as it disappeared inside a massive Martian dust storm on June 10.<p>A team of scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, …

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NASA's Opportunity rover has been in sleep mode for weeks, engineers hope music will help wake it up

NASA's Opportunity rover — a robot that has traversed Mars for over 5,000 days — is still radio silent weeks after a huge dust storm racked Mars in May.<p>Engineers are getting worried, but to quell their concern and motivate Opportunity to wake up, engineers have compiled a playlist of songs ranging …

Dust Storms

NASA on Sleeping Mars Opportunity Rover: "We Still Haven't Heard From It"

Mars is kind of a bummer: That place is a hotbed of dynamic dust storms that got so big in recent months that they encircled the entire planet. Those …

Science

NASA’s Opportunity rover still hasn’t woken up from a Mars dust storm, and engineers are getting nervous

NASA’s Opportunity rover has had an incredible career already, spending years upon years studying the Martian surface and proving to be an incredibly …

Dust Storms

Opportunity Rover Still Lost on Mars as Huge Dust Storm Subsides

Two months have passed since NASA announced that one of its rovers on Mars, the Opportunity, will be in for the ride of a lifetime as it will try to …

Dust Storms

Videos

Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror<p>Engineers who designed the entry, descent and landing system for NASA's Mars rover …

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Catalog Page for PIA05147

<b>PIA05147: Crater Down Below-2</b><p> Target Name: <p> Is a satellite of: <p> Spacecraft: <p> Instrument: <p><b>Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)</b><p> Product Size: <p>…

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Catalog Page for PIA12099

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Rover team members Kim Lichtenberg (left) and Mike Seibert fill a mixer with powdered clay and diatomaceous …

Mars

Catalog Page for PIA08037

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>While driving eastward toward the northwestern flank of "McCool Hill," the wheels of NASA's Mars Exploration …

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Mars' Dust Storm Is Subsiding, But Opportunity Is Nowhere to Be Found... Yet

Here's what we know so far.<p>Martian dust storms are a pretty common occurrence, and generally happen whenever the southern hemisphere is experiencing …

Space

Catalog Page for PIA13594

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>"Intrepid" crater on Mars carries the name of the lunar module of NASA's Apollo 12 mission, which landed on …

Mars

Catalog Page for PIA10214

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>NASA'S Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this westward view from atop a low plateau where Sprit spent the …

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2020 Landing Site for Mars Rover Mission - DEV

Fourth landing site workshop for the Mars 2020 rover mission<p><b>Upcoming Deadlines:</b><p>Presentation Title Submissions Due<p>15 Sep<p>17 Sep (or until</b> …

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Catalog Page for PIA05168

<b>PIA05168: Opportunity Prepares for Egress</b><p> Target Name: <p> Is a satellite of: <p> Spacecraft: <p> Instrument: <p> Product Size: <p><b>1024 x 1024 pixels (w x …

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Raw Images

This image was taken by ChemCam: Remote Micro-Imager (CHEMCAM_RMI) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 2136 (2018-08-09 21:59:04 UTC).<p><b>Image</b> …

Mars

Curiosity Rover takes selfie during raging Mars dust storm

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Build Your Own Mars Rover

Despite the fact there’s no space for a driver and it can’t even go a single mph, there’s no denying the fact the Mars Rover is one of the coolest …

Mars

Wind farms, Mars Rovers and social media

Yasmin Ali & Rhys Phillips present the weekly science and technology radio show. Yasmin speaks to Hayley Loren about offshore wind farms, Rhys talks …

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Catalog Page for PIA22219

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>This image shows stone stripes on the side of a volcanic cone on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The stripes are made of …

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Lunokhod 1

Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University<p>Published: September 28, 2017<p>An amazing spacecraft gently settled to the lunar surface on 17 November …

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NASA's Curiosity rover has been exploring Mars for 6 years now — here's what the red planet's surface looks like up close

The surface of Mars is weird and beautiful.<p>For six years now, since its landing on August 5, 2012, the Mars Curiosity rover has been exploring one area of our next-planet neighbor.<p>Curiosity has spent all of its time in the Gale Crater, where it's traveled just over 12 miles, yet the rover has …

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NASA wants you to build your own Mars rover

It's just not practical for a private citizen to own an actual car-sized NASA Mars rover, as cool as that would be. But with an assist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, you can build a mini version to explore your own backyard.<p>The JPL Open Source Rover Project tells you everything you need to know to …

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Curiosity Rover Begins Its 7th Year on Mars Still Going Strong - ExtremeTech

By on August 7, 2018 at 8:45 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It was a crazy idea on the face of …

Mars

How to build your own backyard Mars rover, according to NASA

Some extraordinary creations have come out of garages and backyards, from fully functional Hulkbuster armor to actual jetpacks, but never a Mars …

Mars

Great British Drives: Classic Audi Quattro on the prowl in north-west Scotland

The Mars rover Curiosity has been exploring a part of the planet named after a remote area of the north-west Highlands. Nasa chose the name Torridon after the Torridonian Supergroup - not a band of ancient rock musicians, but a geological formation containing some of the oldest evidence of life on …

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Catalog Page for PIA09687

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Click on the image to view the animation<br>Lower resolution animation<p>This animation shows a hypothetical flyover …

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Google AI on Raspberry Pi: Now you get official TensorFlow support

Google's TensorFlow team makes it a whole lot easier to get AI up and running on a Raspberry Pi.<p><i>Video: How to set up your Raspberry Pi 3 Model …

Raspberry Pi

NASA’s Curiosity rover just celebrated its sixth birthday, but it didn’t sing itself a song

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has been delivering all kinds of fantastic data and observations from the Martian surface since it landed back in 2012, …

Mars

JPL releases plans for build-your-own Mars rover

NASA's Curiosity lander touched down on the surface of Mars in August, 2012, and its rover payload rolled out shortly after to begin its meandering …

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NASA Curiosity Rover Completes 6 Years on Mars

Curiosity, which landed on Mars in 2012, was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called …

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