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NASA Mars 2020 Mission to Land Rover on Notheast Syrtis or Jezero crater or Columbia Hills

The three spots are -- Notheast Syrtis, Jezero crater and Columbia Hills -- and one of them will be the landing spot for the next rover which is expected to be a saucer-shaped flying landing object.(Image Credit: NASA)

NASA has finalized three spots for its much-awaited landing of another rover on Mars in July 2020 ahead of a planned manned mission two years later. The three spots are — Notheast Syrtis, Jezero crater and Columbia Hills — all on Mars surface. The Northeast syrtis was already known on Mars and the Jezero crater was beleived to be once ...

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US Resumes Plutonium-238 Production After 30 Years For Nuclear Batteries

With just little plutonium-238 left for NASA’s three batteries to power deep-space missions, US is reopening its nuclear reactors to meet the demand. The US Department of Energy said 50 grams of the substance has been made at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee, first time in three decades that the material has been made within the country. ...

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