News tagged with robotic exploration

Martian box of delights

(Phys.org) —This spherical container has been engineered to house the most scientifically valuable cargo imaginable: samples brought back from the Red Planet.

dateOct 30, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Working the night shift on the moon

There's never a cloudy day on the moon. It's flooded with sunshine 24/7 during its two-week-long daytime, so it makes sense to use solar energy to power future lunar rovers and other devices. But each lunar ...

dateJul 19, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Gaia mapping the stars of the Milky Way

ESA's billion-star surveyor, Gaia, has completed final preparations in Europe and is ready to depart for its launch site in French Guiana, set to embark on a five-year mission to map the stars with unprecedented ...

dateJun 28, 2013 in Astronomy
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