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What Is the 2020 Mars Rover's Mission?

A blueprint for the new Mars exploration rover, which is planned to launch in 2020.Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s December 2012 announcement that a new Mars rover would be launched in 2020 has left a lot of room for speculation about what the mission’s objectives will be. The rover will have the same chassis design [...]

Historic Asteroid Mining To Return Space Resources To Global Economy

This false color image of the asteroid Eros illustrates the apparent density of the regulth on the surface. Red is the most dense material, while blue is less so and green pertains to uniform distribution of material. Such information derived from NEAR spacecraft images before it landed on the asteroid can provide compositional clues. [...]

Lunar Mining Data Sought, As LRO Finds Lost Moon Rover

 

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter sensor detects south polar temperature differences during the day (left) and at night where some areas were found to be nearly -400F below zero–colder than measured so far on Pluto. Photo Credit: NASA

The first extraterrestrial mining project will be announced today as part of a new commercial space company, [...]