Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Curiosity was hiding behind the sun

Contact Curiosity rover NASA employees will only be able to early May. At the moment communication with the device is approximately completely lost. It can transmit signals only a "yes" or "no", which would specify it is working.

The cause of this phenomenon was not the failure of "curiosity", and the motion of Mars. Red Planet next few weeks will be the solar corona, which creates interference to the signal to reach the outskirts of the Earth. However, the activities Curiosity did not stop there: two of the ten devices - monitor and weather station RAD REMS - will be permanently enabled. For scientists working on the rover, such a break would be well-deserved rest after two months of very concentrated research. By the way, will soon specialists also lose touch with the rover Opportunity, Mars Odyssey orbiter and automatic interplanetary station Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter?

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