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Computer Swap on Curiosity Rover

David Smothers February 28, 2013

PASADENA, Calif. – The ground team for NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has switched the rover to a redundant onboard computer in response to a memory issue on the computer that had been active. The intentional swap at about 2:30 a.m. PST today (Thursday, Feb. 28) put the rover, as anticipated, into a minimal-activity precautionary status… Continue Reading »

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VIDEO: USA already went to Mars : Astronaut Gene Cernan

David Smothers February 11, 2013

The video is worth watching just for his take on the situation, but listen to what he says at the 3:00 minute mark.”Buzz” Aldrin has released a statement saying that he thinks canceling the Moon mission was the right decision, but Cernan says that “Buzz” does wants to go back to Mars!! and he also support that… Continue Reading »

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What the Hell Is This Weird Shiny Object on Mars?

David Smothers February 9, 2013

The Mars Curiosity Rover has been busy snapping photos (selfies too) of Mars and found something… strange. A small, shiny, metal-looking “protuberance” sticking out from the red planet. Is it some secret lever to open up a world where Martians exist? Or some random space junk? We don’t know. You can see it in the… Continue Reading »

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How NASA Wants Us to Explore the Universe With Robotic Avatars and Holodecks

David Smothers February 8, 2013

Take three minutes of your life to listen to Dr. Jeff Norris, one of the science rock stars at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. He talks about how NASA is working to democratize space exploration by using robots, holodecks and 3D technologies so we can all see space with our own eyes using space probes that… Continue Reading »

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