Curiosity's onboard labs back in action after a year offline

What we do know is that it's bound to be some super-exciting science, with a number of big NASA researchers taking part in the discussion - including people who directly work with the samples Curiosity has been diligently gathering on Mars.

The new results of the Rover's work on Mars will be released in the journal Science tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET, which is also when NASA will air a live discussion of those findings.

It is not a shocker that Curiosity has again found something interesting on Mars but the NASA's secrecy about it raised some questions.

If all goes according to plan, the twin communications-relay Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft will allow NASA to quickly transmit status information about InSight as it lands on Mars on November 26, 2018. Expect to see Paul Mahaffy, the director of the Solar System Exploration Division (Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's - Greenbelt, Maryland).

Curiosity has a few key tasks on Mars: it's meant to study the Martian climate, check for signs of life, search for ice and water, and serve as a kind of planetary scout to see if Mars could ever sustain human life. After two years, the team made the rover use one of its robotic arms to drill into a hole.

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"This was no small feat".

And, sure enough, on May 31, the rover successfully transferred the sample - taken from a Martian sedimentary rock that has been given the name "Duluth", the Inquisitr reported last month - into its mineralogy lab and will move it into the chemistry lab later during the week. The inlets lead to Curiosity's onboard laboratories.

"The science team was convinced that the engineers could deliver-so Convinced we drove back into some website that we overlooked drilling ahead". On the other hand, despite some drilling problems that have since been solved, the little Mars Curiosity rover is still cruising on the planet while conducting experiments to help NASA scientists find some clues related to "something".

After landing in the Gale Crater and exploring the area during the course of its two-year prime mission, it has been climbing and exploring the base of Mount Sharp since September 2014. "We're cautiously optimistic that MarCO-B can follow MarCO-A", said Joel Krajewski of JPL, MarCO's project manager, reports Phys.Org.

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