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by | June 17, 2018 | 02:40

Opportunity relies on energy from sunlight to operate, and with the light blocked, day has turned to night. "If the rover's computer determines that its batteries don't have enough charge, it will again put itself back to sleep". Another NASA rover called Curiosity, which arrived on Mars in 2012, does not face the same level of threat from the storm, which was detected on May 30.

by | June 14, 2018 | 02:38

Bud formed close enough to southwestern Mexico to trigger a watch. The center said the hurricane's core still could generate risky heavy surf and rip currents over the coming days. Wind probabilities with hurricane "Bud". That's about 235 miles (380 km) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico . Bud was moving northwest at about 3 miles per hour (6 kph) and was forecast to approach Baja California Sur on Thursday as a tropical storm.

by | June 14, 2018 | 02:37

The storm could actually become a global tempest in the days to come, according to NASA . The storm was detected on May 30 and now fully blocks the sun at the rover's location, leaving the craft in total darkness. The storm that's causing the problems was first noted at the end of May, when it showed up in images taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter . Opportunity beamed a message to its handlers on Sunday (June 10), which is a good sign; it shows the rover still has a decent amount ...

by | June 11, 2018 | 20:09

It will be tracking into the same favorable conditions - warm ocean waters and little wind shear - that allowed Aletta to strengthen so quickly. "All residents and interests in this area should continue to closely monitor the progress of this evolving system".

by | June 09, 2018 | 03:04

The first tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season formed well off the coast of Mexico on Wednesday, AP reported, as forecasters said it's not a threat to land. It said the storm was forecast to keep moving out into the Pacific. "Roughly 7 percent more water vapor per degree C of warming", Kossin said. "I just need more convincing that there actually has been a 10 percent motion change".