· Aug 2, 2014 at 7:51 am
The next rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 will carry seven carefully-selected instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet.
NASA announced the selected Mars 2020 rover instruments Thursday at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. Managers made the selections out of 58 proposals received in January from researchers and engineers worldwide. Proposals received were twice the usual number submitted for instrument competitions in the recent past. This is an indicator of the extraordinary interest by the science community in the exploration of the Mars. The selected proposals have a total value of approximately $130 million for development of the instruments.
The Mars 2020 mission will be based on the design of the highly successful Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, which landed almost two years ago, and currently is operating on Mars. The new rover will carry more sophisticated, upgraded hardware and new instruments to conduct geological assessments of the rover’s landing site, determine the potential habitability of the environment, and directly search for signs of ancient Martian life.
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· Aug 1, 2014 at 5:49 pm
There comes a time in everyone’s life when alarm clocks just don’t get the job done. It doesn’t matter how loud we make them, how many times we hit the snooze button or what kind of vibration pattern our phones are on.
It’s evident that we haven’t found a fully-effective way to wake ourselves up without hating our lives for the first two hours of being awake. I’m sure we can all relate to that!
However, painful awakenings might be coming to an end thanks to this spiffy alarm clock called the “Barisieur.”
As soon as I got my first glimpse, I was all like…