Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Science | By Joan Schultz

NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Starts Analyzing Drilled Rocks After Year-Long Break

NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Starts Analyzing Drilled Rocks After Year-Long Break

Curiosity has a few key tasks on Mars: it's meant to study the Martian climate, check for signs of life, search for ice and water, and serve as a kind of planetary scout to see if Mars could ever sustain human life. NASA astronauts will show spectacular footage on your channel, as well as in popular social networks. According to a statement from the space Agency, at a press conference, experts will talk about new achievements in terms of colonization of Mars. NASA has also added that "the results are embargoed by the journal Science until then", which confirmes the rumors that NASA doesn't want to reveal anything before Thursday.

Among the researchers invited to share the new Curiosity rover discovery with the public are two scientists from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and two representatives from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

The NASA conference will stream live on alongside Facebook Live, Twitch TV, Ustream, YouTube and Periscope. "JPL's engineers needed to improvise a brand new method for the rover to drill stones on Mars following a mechanical difficulty took the drill in December 2016".

Mars rover is trending after one year: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (Nasa)'s Curiosity rover is up to some folks. NASA has scheduled a live discussion for 2 p.m. ET focusing on "new science results" from the rover, although the nature of what has been found remains to be seen as no details will be made public before then. Later this week, scientists hope to have Curiosity deliver rock samples to its chemistry lab. The inlets lead to Curiosity's onboard laboratories.

However, all the hints indicate towards a correlation between the restart of Curiosity Rover's drilling experiments and this "new science results".

But, despite the challenges, the Curiosity scientists had no doubt that JPL engineers would work their magic and come up with a fix for the drill's problems, says Vasavada.

After landing in the Gale Crater and exploring the area during the course of its two-year prime mission, it has been climbing and exploring the base of Mount Sharp since September 2014.

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