NASA has noticed its Alternative rover on the floor of Mars months after the solar-powered car was enshrouded in an enormous mud storms, inflicting it to enter hibernation. The house company, nonetheless, remains to be unable to contact the rover.
Misplaced within the storms that enveloped the Purple Planet and prevented daylight from reaching its floor, the final sign acquired from the $400 million rover was on June 10.
Final month NASA warned that it could by no means once more have contact with the Alternative rover.
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On Sept. 20, the HiRISE high-resolution digital camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a picture of the rover in Mars’ Perseverance Valley.
In an try and re-establish communication, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory started rising the frequency of instructions it beams to the rover on Sept. 11.
“NASA nonetheless hasn’t heard from the Alternative rover, however not less than we will see it once more,” it mentioned, in an announcement launched Tuesday.
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“Oppy, are you able to hear us?” NASA JPL tweeted Tuesday. “Lively commanding continues in hopes of reestablishing communication.”
Alternative has been on Mars since 2004.
In June NASA introduced that its Curiosity Mars rover has discovered natural molecules on the Purple Planet described as “elementary to our seek for life.”
Fox Information’ Chris Ciaccia contributed to this text.
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