El rover Curiosity, que lleva cuatro años explorando Marte bajo la atenta mirada de la NASA, acaba de dar un nuevo paso hacia la autonomía. Ahora puede pulverizar con su rayo láser el trocito de roca que elija por su cuenta. Es la primera vez que un robot adquiere una capacidad así en una misión espacial.
NASA just announced that it’s given the Curiosity rover the power to fire its laser at targets of its choice. You fools, you’ve killed us all.
NASA is racing to finish a new Mars rover, and the mission just got a launch and land date. The new rover will leave Earth by August 2020, and in February of 2021, it will hit the surface of the Red Planet to search for signs of life.
Curiosity is finally back in action, after it threw itself into a mysterious partial shutdown last week, briefly falling out of communication with Earth. Now, NASA has figured out the cause—and the culprit is also one of Curiosity’s best features.
The Curiosity rover was sent up to Mars with the important job of hunting for microbes on the red planet’s surface. Now, that job is done, and Curiosity is getting a new mission—and that mission is all about the past, and future, of life on Mars.
La NASA está empeñada en invitarnos a conocer Marte, nuestro vecino planeta rojo. En un nuevo intento de acercarnos a su superficie ha lanzado un vídeo de 360 grados capturado por el Curiosity que sirve de paseo virtual, para conocer en primera persona las dunas y suelos en las cercanías del Mars Rover.
Mars InSight lander was set to blast its way towards the red planet just three short months from now. Today, NASA announced that leaks that had sprung up in the lander wouldn’t be fixed in time. The next window to send it back won’t be for two years—and whether it will make it then isn’t yet certain.
NASA’s Curiosity rover has boldly gone where no robotic probe has gone before: a Martian sand dune.
A mix of rock and sand greeted the Curiosity Rover as it approaches the Bagnold Dune field, the dunes slowly encroaching on weathered outcrops. This is our first visit to active dunes anywhere but on Earth.
Hey, look at that! The Curiosity rover drilled a 9th hole in Mars, just 18 sols after the last hole. That’s a new record for speed-drilling on the red planet! Or, as the powdered rock dust so clearly shows, the red planet with a grey center.
De cuando en cuando, el robot Curiosity Rover de la NASA se toma una foto a sí mismo. El último de estos selfies es una espectacular foto del vehículo con el árido paisaje marciano de fondo pero, si nos fijamos bien, hay algo muy raro en la sombra que proyecta.
Look at Curiosity. Now, look at Curiosity’s shadow. Notice anything?
NASA’s Curiosity Rover is currently drilling holes on the lower slopes of Mount Sharp in a region called the Stimson Unit. It recently took a break from its duties to take some long-range photos of a hilly region that the rover will explore in the coming months and years.
Every time the Curiosity Rover drills into Mars, it creates a beautiful dime-sized hole and a pile of powdered rock just waiting for analysis. Here’s why these drill holes are so important—and all the technology that makes them happen.
The Curiosity rover has snapped a brand new self-portrait and, like any good newbie selfie-taker, it’s figuring out its best angles—not only to show itself off, but also to show us something new about the Martian landscape it lives on.
Behold Kevin Gill’s mosaic image of NASA’s Mars rover, which is just as good as the official selfies of Curiosity. The Nashua, NH, software engineer stitched together dozens of high-resolution photos taken by the MAHLI (Mars Hand Lens Imager) camera of the rover, and the result is a stunning self portrait of the…
This new simulator lets you direct the Curiosity rover on its missions around Mars—whether you want to send it to drill into the dust, explore new terrain, or just catch it in the somewhat awkward position of capturing a selfie (like you see above). Oh, Curiosity, we’ve all been there.
Sobre la superficie de Marte hemos visto todo tipo de formaciones rocosas peculiares, pero pocas veces hay una lo bastante relevante como para que los responsables de la misión Curiosity de la NASA decidan hacer regresar al robot 46 metros para poder echar un segundo vistazo. Eso es lo que ha ocurrido con la roca que…
This is a great video that shows the entire trip of the Mars Opportunity Rover on one side while tracking the trip on the red planet on the other. It’s cool to know where Curiosity has gone and what it has seen but perhaps the craziest thing of the video is hearing the noise of the planet. It’s just so damn freaky.
Curiosity, our favorite little Martian space robot that could, has a new line item to add to its resume: weather-robot.