Topic: Moscow Space Research Institute
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has put its scientific exploration on hold while it deals with a minor software problem.
A recent newspaper poll found nearly half of its readers believe that the event could be anything from a divine message to UFOs to a US weapons test.
NASA's Curiosity rover has aced its first tests on Mars – twist wheel to the left, twist wheel to the right, extend robotic arm, pull it back – now it's heading out for a (nearly) 10-foot test drive.
The uncontrolled tumble of Phobos-Grunt into Earth's atmosphere is being eyed as a possible way to sharpen computer tools to more accurately calculate re-entry predictions.
12/19/2011 02:57 pm