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View Full Version : Solar Storm Blasting to Mars Shuts Down Curiosity – 1st Rocky Sample Results on tap



Fraser
2013-Mar-08, 12:40 AM
Due to a fast approaching solar storm, NASA has temporarily shut down surface operations of the Curiosity Mars Science Lab (MSL) rover. NASA took the precautionary measure because ‘a big coronal mass ejection’ was predicted to hit Mars over the next few days starting March 7, or Martian Sol 207 of the mission. The rover [...]

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