NASA robots exploring Mars will remain incommunicado with Earth for the next two weeks due to a natural phenomenon. During it, the planets became two opposite sides of the Sun.
During this time, sending commands to robots on Mars is risky, because the influence of the Sun will have a detrimental effect, NASA says.
Therefore, the agency is taking a forced break from the teams – until the planets move to more comfortable positions – until November 25.
The onboard instruments of the Perseverance and Curiosity rovers, Ingenuity, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, as well as Odyssey and MAVEN will continue to collect data for missions, but will not send this information back to Earth until the hiatus ends.
Recall that the astronauts lost a bag with instruments in space and it became an artificial satellite of the Earth.