‘The Mars Rovers are not stopped because of the government shutdown’
Research at NASA facilities, agency organized events, and research about conditions on other planets have all come to a standstill since the shutdown
Mars Curiosity parked during government shutdown
Planet may hold prerequisite for life
Methane would indicate the possibility of life on Mars
To celebrate the landing anniversary, engineers commanded one of Curiosity’s instruments to play ‘Happy Birthday’ as the rover took a break from driving.
Mars’ atmosphere is overwhelmingly dominated by carbon dioxide, unlike Earth’s air, which is a mix of nitrogen and oxygen.
It’s the longest stretch of inactivity since Curiosity’s daring touchdown near the Martian equator last year.
Scientists trying to verify findings before releasing details
The Black Eyed Peas rapper’s song ‘Reach for the Stars’ will play from Mars’ Curiosity rover for the first time Tuesday afternoon