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NASA bids adieu to Opportunity, the Mars rover that kept going and going

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Opportunity, a remarkably durable NASA rover designed to roll along the surface of Mars for three months, has stopped communicating with Earth after 15 years..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Zee NewsReuters India

Mission Mangal: Taapsee Pannu wraps filming, shares her look from upcoming space drama

Mission Mangal focuses on the story of a group of scientists at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) who contributed to the Mars Orbiter Mission, which marked India's first interplanetary..
Firstpost - Published

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See the Crazy Dust Devils NASA Captured Dancing Across Mars [Video]See the Crazy Dust Devils NASA Captured Dancing Across Mars

From a "serpent" dust devil to towering plumes reaching more than 12 miles high... it's official, Martian whirlwinds are way cooler than ones on Earth.

Credit: AmazeLab     Duration: 00:51Published

Nasa Declares End To Mars Opportunity Rover Mission [Video]Nasa Declares End To Mars Opportunity Rover Mission

After no sign of life from the robotic explorer since June 2018, NASA has called it a day on Opportunity's Martian mission. Intended to last only three months, the Mars Opportunity Rover provided data..

Credit: HuffPost UK STUDIO     Duration: 00:37Published

'Mission complete' for Mars Opportunity rover [Video]'Mission complete' for Mars Opportunity rover

Scientists anounced Wednesday that the Mars Opportunity Rover has officially ended its illustrious 15-year career of scientific exploration. NASA lost touch with 'Oppy' on June 10,..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:46Published

Mars Opportunity declared dead, but not before significant finds and help from ASU [Video]Mars Opportunity declared dead, but not before significant finds and help from ASU

ASU has played a large part in the Mars Opportunity Rover mission, which is now declared dead. But the rover made some important discoveries.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 02:25Published

NASA Rover's Mission Comes To An End After Almost 15 Years [Video]NASA Rover's Mission Comes To An End After Almost 15 Years

The rover, Opportunity, hasn't made contact with NASA since it got caught in a Martian dust storm about eight months ago.

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'Mission complete' for Mars Opportunity rover [Video]'Mission complete' for Mars Opportunity rover

After an illustrious 15-year career of scientific exploration, NASA scientists on Wednesday announced 'mission complete' for Mars Opportunity Rover. NASA lost touch with 'Oppy' on June 10, 2018..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Ferocious Dust Storm Dooms Mars Rover 'Opportunity' After 15 Years On Red Planet [Video]Ferocious Dust Storm Dooms Mars Rover 'Opportunity' After 15 Years On Red Planet

NASA's Opportunity, the Mars rover built to operate for just three months but kept rolling across the rocky red soil for 15 years, was pronounced dead Wednesday. Matt Yurus reports.

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NASA's Rover Mission On Mars Complete [Video]NASA's Rover Mission On Mars Complete

NASA has declared the mission of the Mars rover “Opportunity” officially complete.

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NASA bids farewell to the Mars Opportunity rover [Video]NASA bids farewell to the Mars Opportunity rover

The explorer didn't respond to one last attempt at contact.

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Is It Time To Bid Farewell To The Mars Opportunity Rover? [Video]Is It Time To Bid Farewell To The Mars Opportunity Rover?

It might be time to bid farewell to the Opportunity mars rover. The rover's team made their last attempt to contact Opportunity last night, and the call went unanswered.The last time Opportunity made..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:32Published

NASA Curiosity Rover will explore other regions of Mars [Video]NASA Curiosity Rover will explore other regions of Mars

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover is headed to explore new regions of Mount Sharp.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:49Published

NASA Curiosity rover shares new Mars selfie [Video]NASA Curiosity rover shares new Mars selfie

MARS — NASA's Curiosity rover is on the move again, but it didn't leave without posting a cheeky selfie on its Twitter account. According to NASA's latest update, the Mars Curiosity Rover has left..

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China to launch Mars mission next year [Video]China to launch Mars mission next year

China is planning to send a space probe, a lander and an orbiter to Mars in 2020.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:47Published

China to launch its Mars Lander Mission in 2020 [Video]China to launch its Mars Lander Mission in 2020

HAINAN, CHINA — China has reiterated is plans to send a space probe, a lander and an orbiter to Mars in 2020 on the heels of landing a mission on the far side of the moon, state-run media agency..

Credit: TomoNews US     Duration: 01:42Published

New Self-Driving Rovers Tested for Mars in Morocco Desert [Video]New Self-Driving Rovers Tested for Mars in Morocco Desert

Meet Sherpa, Mana, and Minnie - the three self-driving rovers the European Space Agency is testing in hopes of creating a Mars rover that moves faster and farther, all on its own.

Credit: AmazeLab     Duration: 00:57Published

Elon Musk Reveals SpaceX's Starship Test Rocket in All its Glory [Video]Elon Musk Reveals SpaceX's Starship Test Rocket in All its Glory

Elon Musk tweeted that assembly is finished for SpaceX's Starship prototype and ready for "hopping" test flights in just a month or two.

Credit: AmazeLab     Duration: 00:52Published

How Did NASA Engineer a Car for the Moon? | Apollo [Video]How Did NASA Engineer a Car for the Moon? | Apollo

Throughout the 1960s, NASA conducted studies with various contractors to determine the best design for the lunar vehicle. Some of the ideas were pretty outrageous. There was the Lunar Worm, a mobile..

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Here’s Where the Mars 2020 Rover Will Land [Video]Here’s Where the Mars 2020 Rover Will Land

This video, "<a target=_blank rel="nofollow noopener"..

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Here’s Where the Mars 2020 Rover Will Land [Video]Here’s Where the Mars 2020 Rover Will Land

Here’s Where the Mars 2020 Rover Will Land

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Happy Christmas from Mars! [Video]Happy Christmas from Mars!

MARS — The European Space Agency snapped an image of Mars' Korolev crater which is filled with 530 cubic miles of water ice. The images were taken by the Mars Express probe, reports The Guardian...

Credit: TomoNews US     Duration: 01:01Published

 

NASA spacecraft nears Red Planet on mission to detect 'Marsquakes'

NASA's first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of a distant world hurtled closer to Mars on course for a planned touchdown on Monday after a six-month voyage through..
DNA - Published

How to drive a robot on Mars

Some 78 million miles (126 million kilometers) from Earth, alone on the immense and frigid Red Planet, a robot the size of a small 4x4 wakes up just after sunrise. And just as it has every day for the..
DNA - Published

NASA grants $7 million to project that may help discover alien life

NASA has awarded nearly USD seven million to an effort aimed at developing a new kind of extraterrestrial life detection system that could be used on Mars, scientists say. The interdisciplinary..
DNA - Published

NASA sets world record with Mars 2020 parachute

NASA has created a world record with its "supersonic parachute" for the Mars 2020 mission that survived 37,000 kg load and was deployed in just four-tenths of a second -- twice the speed of sound.
Sify - Published

NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover remains silent

NASA scientists are yet to hear from the Mars Opportunity Rover, which has been silent since a global dust storm enshrouded the red planet.
DNA - Published

Isro’s Astrosat completes three years in space

A few days after the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) marked four years in space, another important mission by the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) completed three years.
IndiaTimes - Published

India's Mars probe completes four years in orbit: ISRO

India's maiden interplanetary mission -- the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) -- has completed four years orbiting the red planet, according to ISRO.
DNA - Published

Martian dust storm clearing over Opportunity rover: NASA

A global dust storm that enshrouded Mars -- halting operations for NASA's Opportunity rover -- continues to abate, raising scientists' hopes to hear back from the 15-year-old, solar-powered..
DNA - Published

NASA is optimistic about Mars rover recovery

NASA remains optimistic about reconnecting with the Mars Opportunity rover that has been silent for over two months due to a global dust storm enshrouding the red planet, even though the robotic..
DNA - Published

Independence Day's 'excellent gift' by PM Modi: ISRO boss on manned space mission 'Gaganyaan'

Technologies that will help in sending an Indian astronaut to space by 2022, as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address today, have already been completed, ISRO..
DNA - Published

Life on Mars: Curiosity Rover shares tweet of spending sixth year on Red Planet

NASA's Curiosity rover - a mission that has spotted evidence of liquid water as well as potential signs life and habitability on Mars - has completed six years on the red planet. "I touched down on..
DNA - Published

Mars at Opposition: Red planet to be closest to Earth today, watch live

Mars will be the  closest to the Earth in 15 years on the night of 31st July, 2018. Mars, Sun and Earth will be in a straight line on Tuesday, with Sun and Mars on either sides of the Earth. The Red..
DNA - Published

Lunar Eclipse July 27-28, 2018: Cloudy skies may play dampener on rare celestial event

Tomorrow's lunar eclipse is tipped to be the longest in the century and planetariums across the country have made elaborate arrangements for enthusiasts, but rains and cloudy skies are likely to play a..
DNA - Published

NASA's Mars rover contacts Earth despite worsening dust storm

NASA scientists have successfully received a transmission from the Mars Opportunity rover - a positive sign despite the worsening dust storm that has left science operations on the red planet..
DNA - Published

NASA's Curiosity rover is analysing Mars rocks, once again

NASA's Curiosity rover is analysing drilled samples on Mars in one of its onboard labs for the first time in more than a year, the US space agency said. The rover drilled its last scheduled rock..
DNA - Published

NASA's mini-satellites successfully steer towards Mars

The world's first mini-satellites to venture into deep space - designed to monitor NASA's InSight Mars lander - have successfully oriented themselves towards the red planet, according to the US space..
DNA - Published

Tiny lab to search for alien life on Mars

Scientists have created a toaster oven-sized lab for a Mars rover that will drill beneath the surface of the red planet and look for signs of past or present life. The tiny chemistry lab called the..
DNA - Published

NASA will send autonomous helicopter on Mars 2020 rover

When NASA launched its next rover to Mars, it will have a small helicopter onboard to give a bird's eye view of the planet's atmosphere. The space agency announced that it will be sending a small..
DNA - Published Also reported by •BGR India

Plans to launch first ever helicopter to Mars in 2020: NASA

The US space agency, NASA has said it plans to launch the first ever helicopter to Mars in 2020.Known as the Mars Helicopter, the device weighs less than 1.8 kilograms and its main body section, or..
All India Radio - Published

Nasa prepares self-flying helicopter for 2020 Mars Rover mission

The Mars Helicopter, a small, self-flying aircraft designed specifically for the Red Planet, will be included in the space agency’s next rover mission in 2020 to beam back a birds-eye view of Martian..
IndiaTimes - Published

First NASA lander to study Mars' interior launches from California

An Atlas 5 rocket soared into space early on Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, carrying NASA's first robotic lander designed for exploring the deep interior of another planet on..
DNA - Published

Spacecraft for detecting 'Marsquakes' set for rare California launch

After decades exploring the surface of Mars, NASA is set for the weekend launch of its first robotic lander dedicated to studying the red planet's deep interior, with instruments to detect planetary..
DNA - Published

NASA sending robotic geologist to Mars to dig super deep

Six years after last landing on Mars, NASA is sending a robotic geologist to dig deeper than ever before to take the planet's temperature. The Mars InSight spacecraft, set to launch this weekend, will..
DNA - Published

Crack in Mars 2020 rover heat shield won’t delay mission: NASA

NASA has said that a crack that it detected in the Mars 2020 rover’s heat shield will not change the mission’s launch date. The fracture, which occurred near the shield’s outer edge and spans the..
BGR India - Published

Mars 2020 spacecraft heat shield damaged in test, launch date not affected: NASA

A heat shield used in a NASA spacecraft designed to send a six-wheeled rover vehicle to Mars in 2020 suffered an "unexpected" fracture during a structural test this month, causing the space agency to..
DNA - Published

NASA set for historic first Mars-bound mission

NASA is all set for its first interplanetary launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on May 5 with the Mars-bound InSight lander. On board the 189-foot-tall United Launch Alliance Atlas V..
BGR India - Published

NASA completes test launch of Mars landing parachute

A supersonic parachute that will help NASA missions to land on Mars, was successfully launched into the sky during a key test designed to mimic the conditions of entering the red planet. The Advanced..
DNA - Published

Elon Musk's improved rocket design could propel humanity to Mars: Here's how

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has updated the design for a powerful rocket intended to propel a space vehicle that may help establish human presence on Mars. The updated design for the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR)..
DNA - Published

Life on Mars: Elon Musk updates SpaceX to help humankind colonise red planet

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has updated the design for a powerful rocket intended to propel a space vehicle that may help establish human presence on Mars. The updated design for the Big Falcon Rocket..
DNA - Published

NASA's drone-like quadcopter may explore Titan, say scientists

NASA is exploring a plan that could see a drone-like quadcopter buzz above the surface of Saturn's largest moon Titan, scientists say. The Dragonfly project would take advantage of Titan's dense, calm..
DNA - Published

PM Modi to World: Tech is for progress, not destruction

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Sunday that technology should be harnessed as a tool for development and not for destruction, referring to massive global investments in missiles and..
DNA - Published

PM Modi bats for e-governance; says E is effective, efficient, easy, empower, and equity

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday voiced concern over attempts by jihadists to radicalise cyberspace and asked governments to guard against the misuse of technology, saying it must be used as a..
DNA - Published

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