PARIS: Throughout a two-week interval, Nasa is not going to be sending instructions to its robots on Mars. This is because of a widely known phenomenon, a Mars photo voltaic conjunction, which happens roughly each two years.
Throughout this era, the Earth and Mars are obscured from one another, positioned on reverse sides of the solar.
Because of this, the gases expelled from the solar’s corona run the chance of corrupting radio alerts between the 2 planets.
Because of this, Nasa prefers to keep away from speaking with its spacecraft on Mars throughout this era.
For this quick interval, robots will primarily be working on their very own. Though they won’t obtain instructions and won’t be sending again communications, they’ll proceed to document beneficial data.
Nevertheless, this data will solely be despatched again to Earth at a later date. This distinctive scenario will final till Nov 25, 2023.
Nasa has a fairly intensive fleet of robots at present on mission on Mars, beginning with the 2 rovers – Curiosity (which landed in 2012) and Perseverance (2021), in addition to the Ingenuity helicopter and the Mars Reconnaissance, Odyssey and MAVEN Orbiters.