“Place Your Bets” –NASA Mars Science Team Voting On Landing Site for Next Rover



“We should go where the action was,” says Bethany Ehlmann, a planetary scientist at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and a member of the Mars 2020 science team.


“Mystery Glitch” –NASA: Curiosity Rover Halts Mars’ Science Discovery


Nasa’s Curiosity rover has ground to a halt on Mars after a glitch forced the termination all of its science experiments, following one of the biggest Martian dust storms on record, which at its peak covered 14 million square miles (36 million sq km), knocking out Nasa’s solar-powered Opportunity rover for three months. Curiosity weathered the storm as it runs on a nuclear-powered battery and so does not rely on the sun’s rays to fuel its operations.


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