Why NASA’s Mars missions will be silent for weeks

NASA is standing down from commanding its Mars missions for the next few weeks. 

While the Earth and Red Planet are on opposite sides of the sun – in the biennial Mars solar conjunction – the planets are unable to “see” each other. 

The sun emits hot, ionized gas from its corona that extends into space and can obstruct radio signals and engineers’ commands and communications to spacecraft.

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