NASA’s Curiosity Rover Mystery: Rover stops, still sending data

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has temporarily halted science operations because of a glitch, mission team members announced today (Sept. 19). The mysterious issue, which cropped up Saturday night (Sept. 15), prevents the rover from beaming to Earth much of the science and engineering information stored in its memory, Curiosity project scientist Ashwin Vasavada, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion […]

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Unexplained ‘security issue’ closes National Solar Observatory Facility

It’s been more than a week, and a National Solar Observatory (NSO) facility in New Mexico is still closed for an undisclosed “security issue.” The NSO’s Sunspot Solar Observatory, on Sacramento Peak in the southern part of the state, was evacuated last Thursday (Sept. 6), as was a nearby post office, according to the Albuquerque […]

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Now you can see how you’d look inside a space suit thanks to NASA’s new app

Forget about snapping self-portraits of yourself everywhere you go. Now you can take selfies in outer space without ever leaving the comfort of your own home. Thanks to NASA’s new app, selfie-lovers can find out how they would look in a spacesuit without going through the rigorous training it takes to become an astronaut. “The […]

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