News tagged with robotic exploration

Curiosity's sundial carries a message of hope

While Curiosity is definitely loaded up with some of the most high-tech instruments ever made to investigate the surface of Mars, it also carries a very low-tech instrument: a sundial, which can be used to determine the position ...

dateAug 23, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Avatars in Space

At this year's Oscars, there was a great deal of buzz surrounding the science fiction epic, Avatar. The movie focuses on human explorers virtually immersing themselves in the environment of a distant world through the eyes ...

dateMar 17, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Obama lays out new US space policy

President Barack Obama on Monday laid out an overarching new US policy on outer space, calling for more international and private sector cooperation on exploration, climate change and orbiting debris.

dateJun 28, 2010 in Space Exploration
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UK company to build Sun orbiter

The European Space Agency said on Friday it had awarded a 300-million-euro ($400 million) contract to a British technology firm to build a satellite to examine the Sun from closer up than any before it.

dateApr 27, 2012 in Space Exploration
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How to plant a garden on Mars—with a robot

In the last century humanity has taken gigantic leaps forward in the robotic exploration of the cosmos—not least in the search for habitable worlds and environments that could house life outside of the Earth. The next logical ...

dateMay 15, 2013 in Space Exploration
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