NASA’s Curiosity Rover Is Studying Mars All By Itself

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Is Studying Mars All By Itself

At an average distance of 225 million kilometers (140 million miles), it takes about 15 minutes to send a signal to the Curiosity rover on Mars, and just as long to get a response. Thus, using humans to control it is pretty slow going. That’s all changed in the past year though. Curiosity has become…

NASA Snaps Picture Of Curiosity From Orbit

NASA Snaps Picture Of Curiosity From Orbit

It’s always good to keep an eye on your robots, so NASA used the incredible resolution of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) to take a shot of Curiosity (blue dot in image) at work on the surface of the Red Planet on June 5, 2017. The car-sized rover is currently busy studying dunes located on the side…

We Might Be Going Back To Neptune Or Uranus

We Might Be Going Back To Neptune Or Uranus

Only one spacecraft, Voyager 2, has ever visited the ice giants Neptune and Uranus. That could be set to change next decade, as NASA is considering sending an orbiter to one of these planets. A report, called the Ice Giants Pre-Decadal Study, has been published by NASA looking at launching a mission to one of…