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For Moratorium on Sending Commands to Mars, Blame Sun
July 14, 2017
PASADENA, Calif., July 14 -- NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory issued the following news:

This month, movements of the planets will put Mars almost directly behind the sun, from Earth's perspective, causing curtailed communications between Earth and Mars.

NASA will refrain from sending commands to America's three Mars orbiters and two Mars rovers during the period from July 22 to Aug. 1.

"Out of caution, we won't talk to our Mars assets during that peri . . .

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