Tag: Mars

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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Blood Moon: Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century Friday; Mars At Its Closest

NEW YORK CITY (CNN) – The longest total lunar eclipse of the century arrives Friday night, showcasing a blood moon for most of the Eastern Hemisphere. This picture taken on July 27, 2018, shows the moon during the total lunar eclipse, in the Cypriot capital Nicosia. (Getty Images) Coincidentally, Mars is also at its brightest, […]

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NASA’s 3D-printed Mars Habitat competition doles out prizes to concept habs

A multi-year NASA contest to design a 3D-printable Mars habitat using on-planet materials has just hit another milestone — and a handful of teams have taken home some cold hard cash. This more laid-back phase had contestants designing their proposed habitat using architectural tools, with the five winners set to build scale models next year. […]

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Scientists Discover Large Underground Lake on Mars

Artist rendering of Mars Express radar (Photo: ESA, C. Carreau) Researchers have made an incredible breakthrough when it comes to understanding Mars, with evidence pointing toward the existence of a large lake on the red planet’s south pole. In a recent study, using data collected between 2012 and 2015 by the MARSIS radar, a group of […]

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