All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Mars’

SpaceX Has Filed to Begin Testing Its Satellite Internet Project

Back in January, SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced his intentions to build a satellite network that would provide high-speed internet from space. Now, he’s apparently making moves to begin testing said plans. The Washington Post reports that Musk has asked the US government for permission to begin testing his satellite internet venture. The request was made in a Federal Communications …

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NASA Will Give You $5,000 for Your Great Idea about the Manned Mars Mission

NASA wants to put people on Mars. You should too. It just needs help with some ideas on how that’s gonna work. It’s contest time! “NASA is embarking on an ambitious journey to Mars and Tuesday announced a challenge inviting the public to write down their ideas, in detail, for developing the elements of space pioneering necessary to establish a …

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Mars Rover Due For Major System Reformat

A mass amount of system resets to NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has prompted the rover team to make plans to reformat the rover’s flash memory. The reformat will help prevent the system from losing memory and will wipe out the old and damaged cells within the memory. The reformat will take place next month and several preparations have already …

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Thigh Bone On Mars: Is It Proof Of Alien Life?

Since the beginning of time humans have looked up to the heavens and wondered if anything or anyone is looking back. Scientists have said that there could be life on other planets, but most people want to know if there could be intelligent life somewhere out there. One of the planets that is most like Earth is Mars and some …

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UAE Wants to Land on Mars by 2021, Launches Space Agency

The United Arab Emirates says it’s entering the space race. The country’s President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Vice President & ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced the formation of a new UAE space agency with the stated mission to send an unmanned probe to Mars by the year 2021. “The new probe to …

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Curiosity Rover Celebrates First Year on Mars

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover touched down on the Red Planet in August 2012, nearly two years ago. However, today marks the one year Martian anniversary of the rover’s presence on Mars, a feat many thought would never been seen. Mars, being further away from the sun than Earth, takes 687 days for one revolution to occur, meaning that a year …

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Light On Mars The Latest Alien Conspiracy Theory

A new photo taken by the NASA rover Curiosity ..has sent shock waves through the alien conspiracy theory corners of the internet. It appears that the rover captured an unexplained beam of light on the surface of Mars. The unknown white speck stands out against a backdrop of grey and black. It is so distinct, and yet utterly unidentifiable. The …

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Mars Rover Curiosity to Examine Rocks in the Kimberley

NASA today revealed that Mars rover Curiosity will soon make a short stop to examine some more Martian rocks. The rover will examine an area of interest to researchers due to its different intersecting rock textures. “The orbital images didn’t tell us what those rocks are, but now that Curiosity is getting closer, we’re seeing a preview,” said Ashwin Vasavada, …

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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Functional Following Computer Swap

NASA today confirmed that the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is still functional following a reboot into safe mode on March 9. According to the agency the orbiter rebooted itself after an unscheduled swap of its main computer to a backup. In addition, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter also swapped to a backup radio transponder during the event, which researchers are now using …

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Mars Rover Curiosity Successfully Surmounted a Sand Dune

NASA this week revealed that Mars rover Curiosity has successfully crossed over a Martian sand dune and is now continuing on its way. The rover drove a total of 41.1 meters on Sunday, February 9. This puts Curiosity’s total distance traveled on Mars just shy of the 5 kilometer milestone at 4.97 kilometers. Curiosity had crossed over a small, 1 …

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NASA, CNES Team Up For Mars Lander Project

This week NASA and the Centre national d’├ętudes spatiales (the French space agency, CNES) signed an agreement to work towards a future Mars lander set to launch in 2016. The mission is known as the Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) mission. The goal of the project is to The InSight mission is currently scheduled to …

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Mars Rover Curiosity Has Now Driven Over 3 Miles

Following a few hiccups and a software upgrade during the holiday season, Mars rover Curiosity is now back to doing what it does best. NASA today revealed that Curiosity is currently on its way to drill another rock sample. The rover is currently stopped at an area named Dingo Gap so that researchers can determine an optimal route over a …

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