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NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Is Put to the Test

In a little more than seven minutes in the early afternoon of Feb. 18, 2021, NASAs Mars 2020 rover will execute about 27,000 actions and calculations as it speeds through the hazardous transition from the edge of space to Mars Jezero Crater.

SOP newswire3NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Is Put to the Test - In a little more than seven minutes in the early afternoon of Feb. 18, 2021, NASAs Mars 2020 rover will execute about 27,000 actions and calculations as it speeds through the hazardous transition from the edge of space to Mars Jezero Crater.
SOP newswire3Cooking up Alien Atmospheres on Earth - Researchers at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are cooking up an alien atmosphere right here on Earth.
SOP newswire3NASA's Greenland Mission Still Surprises in Year Four - Only seven months after NASAs Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission wrapped its last field campaign on the worlds largest island, an OMG crew is back in Greenland to collect more data.
SOP newswire3Solve Puzzles Like a Space Explorer on Pi Day - NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory is celebrating Pi Day with a set of illustrated planetary puzzlers that will test your skill as a rocket scientist.
SOP newswire3Officials Explain U.S. Space Force Need, Culture - The U.S. Space Force will allow the Defense Department to deliver space capabilities and results faster, better and ahead of adversaries, Pentagon officials said today.
SOP newswire3After a Reset, Curiosity Is Operating Normally - NASAs Curiosity rover is busy making new discoveries on Mars.
SOP newswire3In Colliding Galaxies, a Pipsqueak Shines Bright - In the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b, two supermassive black holes heat up and devour surrounding material.
SOP newswire3NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of Universe - NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxys planetary systems.
SOP newswire3NASA's InSight Prepares to Take Mars' Temperature - NASAs InSight lander has placed its second instrument on the Martian surface.
SOP newswire3NASA's Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to End - One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASAs Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASAs return to the Red Planet.
SOP newswire3UN: More Women and Girls Needed in the Sciences - Many of the worlds biggest problems may be going unsolved because too many women and girls are being discouraged from the sciences.
SOP newswire3Beyond Mars, the Mini MarCO Spacecraft Fall Silent - Before the pair of briefcase-sized spacecraft known collectively as MarCO launched last year, their success was measured by survival: If they were able to operate in deep space at all, they would be pushing the limits of experimental technology.
SOP newswire3Mars Curiosity Measures a Mountain's Gravity - Apollo 17 astronauts drove a moon buggy across the lunar surface in 1972, measuring gravity with a special instrument. There are no astronauts on Mars, but a group of clever researchers realized they have just the tools for similar experiments with the Martian buggy they're operating.
SOP newswire3Curiosity Says Farewell to Mars Vera Rubin Ridge - NASAs Curiosity rover has taken its last selfie on Vera Rubin Ridge and descended toward a clay region of Mount Sharp.
SOP newswire3NASAs Opportunity Rover Logs 15 Years on Mars - NASAs Opportunity rover begins its 16th year on the surface of Mars today.
SOP newswire3Scientists Finally Know What Time It Is on Saturn - Using new data from NASAs Cassini spacecraft, researchers believe they have solved a longstanding mystery of solar system science: the length of a day on Saturn. Its 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds.
SOP newswire3Holy Cow! Mysterious Blast Studied with NASA Telescopes - A brief and unusual flash spotted in the night sky on June 16, 2018, puzzled astronomers and astrophysicists across the globe. The event - called AT2018cow and nicknamed "the Cow" after the coincidental final letters in its official name - is unlike any celestial outburst ever seen before, prompting multiple theories about its source.
SOP newswire3U.S. Will Pick Up Pace in Race to Space With China - The United States isnt out of the game yet when it comes to space, but if it wants to remain on top, it will need to do more and do it faster, a senior Defense Department official said today.
SOP newswire3Citizen Scientists Find New World with NASA Telescope - Using data from NASAs Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists have discovered a planet roughly twice the size of Earth located within its stars habitable zone, the range of orbital distances where liquid water may exist on the planets surface.
SOP newswire3Holiday Asteroid Imaged with NASA Radar - The December 2018 close approach by the large, near-Earth asteroid 2003 SD220 has provided astronomers an outstanding opportunity to obtain detailed radar images of the surface and shape of the object and to improve the understanding of its orbit.
SOP newswire3The Coolest Experiment in the Universe - Whats the coldest place you can think of? Temperatures on a winter day in Antarctica dip as low as -120ºF (-85ºC). On the dark side of the Moon, they hit -280ºF (-173ºC). But inside NASAs Cold Atom Laboratory on the International Space Station, scientists are creating something even colder.
SOP newswire3NASAs InSight Places First Instrument on Mars - NASAs InSight lander has deployed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone.
SOP newswire3NASA Satellites Spot Young Star in Growth Spurt - An adolescent star in the midst of a dramatic growth phase has been observed with the help of two NASA space telescopes.
SOP newswire3InSight Engineers Have Made a Martian Rock Garden - NASAs InSight lander is due to set its first science instrument on Mars in the coming days. But engineers here on Earth already saw it happen - last week.
SOP newswire3See a Passing Comet This Sunday - On Sunday, Dec. 16, the comet known as 46P/Wirtanen will make one of the 10 closest comet flybys of Earth in 70 years, and you may even be able to see it without a telescope.
SOP newswire3NASAs Mars InSight Flexes Its Arm - New images from NASAs Mars InSight lander show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting.
SOP newswire3NASA InSight Lander Hears Martian Winds - NASAs Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport InSight lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet. A media teleconference about these sounds will be held today at 12:30 p.m. EST (9:30 a.m. PST).
SOP newswire3Io Rising - Jupiters moon Io rises just off the horizon of the gas giant planet in this image from NASAs Juno spacecraft. Slightly larger than Earths moon, Io is the most volcanically active world in the solar system.
SOP newswire3NASA InSight Team on Course for Mars Touchdown - NASAs Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) spacecraft is on track for a soft touchdown on the surface of the Red Planet on Nov. 26.
SOP newswire3NASA to Host Media Call on Next Mars Rover Landing Site - NASA will host a media teleconference at 9 a.m. PST (noon EST) Monday, Nov. 19, to provide details about the Mars 2020 rovers landing site on the Red Planet.
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