Tag: Mars

NASA is playing a ‘claw game’ on Mars, and it’s even more complex than your local arcade

Scoring a stuffed animal or small trinket from a classic claw game at your local arcade can leave you feeling frustrated and full of rage, so imagine the tension that comes with operating a similar mechanism from millions and millions of miles away. That’s exactly what engineers working with NASA’s InSight lander on Mars are […]

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The clock is now officially ticking on NASA’s sleeping Opportunity rover

Even if you aren’t particularly interested in space or science news you’ve probably heard about the plight of NASA’s Opportunity rover. The plucky robot, which has far outlived its initial mission and has been conducting “bonus” science work for over a decade since, was swallowed up by a massive dust storm on Mars, cutting off […]

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Here’s NASA’s playlist of songs that it’s hoping will wake up the Opportunity rover

NASA’s Opportunity rover is currently sitting quietly on Mars, not doing much of anything. It’s been in a state of dormancy ever since a colossal Martian dust storm swallowed the planet whole over the past few months. With no life-giving solar power with which to charge its batteries, the rover was forced to shut down […]

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NASA study says setting off bombs over Mars isn’t the best idea

Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Sorry friend, no oceans of liquid water for you.Image: NASA By Keith Wagstaff2018-07-31 03:33:45 UTC Remember when Elon Musk said he wanted to nuke Mars?  As he later clarified, […]

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NASA still hasn’t decided on a spacesuit for future missions, and it’s getting kind of silly

NASA stands at the very edge of an incredibly exciting time in space exploration. Mankind has discovered incredibly interesting things on Mars as well as other bodies within our Solar System, and new spacecraft are in development that will allow humans to travel faster and farther than ever before. With all this happening you might […]

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