Tag: Rover

NASA’s Opportunity rover enters its 16th year on Mars, but it’s still dead quiet

Today, NASA is celebrating the monumental achievements of the Opportunity rover as it tallies a full 15 years on the planet Mars. The rover landed on Mars on January 24, 2004, and it’s had an incredible stretch of good fortune in its decade-and-a-half on the planet. Unfortunately, Opportunity has been silent for over six months, […]

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China declares its Moon landing a success as it releases photos of the far side of the Moon

China has plenty of reason to celebrate here in early 2019, and not just because it’s a new year. The country’s space agency, CNSA, successfully landed its Chang’e 4 lunar lander on the far side of the Moon and deployed a rover which scientists will use to study the surface. It’s a monumental achievement for […]

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13 European companies acquired by U.S. tech giants in 2018

As in previous years, a number of big acquisitions went down in the technology realm in 2018, and Europe was a popular destination for U.S. companies looking to bolster their technological arsenal. Here’s a quick look back at some of the transatlantic deals that happened this year. Spektral (Denmark) In October, […]

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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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The Martian dust storm engulfing the Opportunity rover is so intense NASA is holding a conference – watch live here

It’s only been a few days since NASA held a highly-anticipated press briefing to tell the world that it found organic compounds on Mars that may be a sign of previous life on the planet. That was some pretty incredible news with potentially history-making implications, but the impromptu teleconference NASA just scheduled for later today […]

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