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Curiosity resumes Martian mountain climb as Nasa team runs rover from home

Amid coronavirus pandemic, scientists at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are executing commands from their living rooms to run a rover over 116 million km away, on Mars

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Curiosity rover | NASA | Mars

Shibu Tripathi  |  New Delhi 



Curiosity rover
The Curiosity rover is currently exploring Mount Sharp on the floor of the Gale Crater on Mars. (Source: NASA)

The has resumed the next leg of its trip on Mars, with scientists operating it and monitoring its movement remotely from their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) said that the rover would continue through the summer across roughly a mile of terrain to ascend to the next section of a 3-mile-tall (5 km) Martian mountain that it has been exploring since 2014.

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First Published: Thu, July 09 2020. 12:50 IST

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