NASA’s InSight lander may not be as sexy as a Mars rover, but here’s why the mission matters for Earthlings

Lockheed Martin/YouTube NASA’s Insight lander has landed safely. The robot will soon start beaming back information about quakes and wobbles on Mars. Mars doesn’t have tectonic plates like Earth, but learning more about how volatile the planet may be could help scientists better understand how Earth developed to sustain life. A former NASA chief says scientists […]

NASA picks a landing spot on Mars for its 2020 rover

Enlarge / The delta within Jezero Crater. (credit: NASA/JPL/JHUAPL/MSSS/Brown University) On Monday, NASA announced that it had chosen a landing spot for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover. The site (more or less at center here) is called Jezero Crater, and it contains a delta formed by flowing water. NASA says that landing in its difficult […]

Jaguar Land Rover undergoes $3.2 billion turnaround plan as sales slump

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Earnings/Financials,Green,Jaguar,Land Rover,Tata,Sedan,SUV,Electric,Hybrid,Luxury Sales are off 13 percent; EVs, hybrids across lineup promised by 2020 Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover undergoes $ 3.2 billion turnaround plan as sales slump Jaguar Land Rover undergoes $ 3.2 billion turnaround plan as sales slump originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 01 Nov […]

New Mars rover gets high-tech paint job for harsh conditions on Mars

John Campanella does all kinds of custom paint jobs in his spare time, airbrushing designs on cars, semis, motorcycles, and guitars. But by day, he works in the paint shop of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, applying paint to components for Pathfinder, Juno, Cassini, and Deep Impact, among other NASA missions. “I think my paint is […]

Rover is an autonomous golf caddie

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Videos,Autoblog Minute,Original Video The perfect caddie for loners. Continue reading Rover is an autonomous golf caddie Rover is an autonomous golf caddie originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 14 Sep 2018 18:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments

Jaguar Land Rover Now Retrofitting Vintage Rides With Modern Infotainment

Few things look more out of place inside a classic automobile than a period-incorrect head unit. It draws the eye like a pimple on a nose. Fortunately, Jaguar Land Rover is now offering a new range of infotainment systems that pair modern functionality with “discreet and harmonious styling.” It’s the coolest idea since Porsche’s Classic Radio […]

Mars Opportunity rover will have 45 days to phone home

As a planet-wide dust storm enveloped Mars, many were concerned about the fate of the Opportunity rover. After all, Opportunity is dependent on solar panels; the opacity of the dust storm meant that she wasn’t getting enough light to stay powered. The team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory last heard from Opportunity on June 10th. […]

Going to the Dogs: Land Rover Launches New Range of ‘Premium Pet Packs’

The benign mental illness that is pet ownership leaves those affected by it perpetually concerned with the well-being of non-human animals. Creatures are fed, groomed, and spoken to in pleasant tones as frequently as possible to ensure their existence is as stress free and safe as possible. Knowing that pets cannot reside in your lap […]

Jaguar Land Rover opening its first U.S.-based classic center in Georgia

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Jaguar,Land Rover,Convertible,Coupe,Sedan,SUV,Classics,Luxury,Off-Road,Performance Facility to provide sales, service, and restoration of vintage vehicles. Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover opening its first U.S.-based classic center in Georgia Jaguar Land Rover opening its first U.S.-based classic center in Georgia originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:55:00 EDT. Please […]

Got $360K burning a hole in your pocket? Check out the Range Rover SV Coupe

Eric Bangeman CHICAGO—When you think of Land Rover, what comes to mind? For me, it’s two things: ancient off-roaders trekking about the African savannah in the nature documentaries of my youth, and modern, well-appointed luxury SUVs. Nearly 50 years later, Land Rover is trying to meld the two worlds with a large, two-door SUV that […]