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Curiosity Rover
NASA's latest mission to explore the surface of Mars. Roving the Red Planet since Aug. 5, 2012 (PDT) (Aug 6 UTC).
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Curiosity Rover 2d
A day on Mars is a little longer than one on Earth. It takes the Red Planet ~24 hrs 39 min to turn once on its axis.
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Curiosity Rover 2d
It is windy, but given how thin Mars' atmosphere is (about 1/100 density of Earth's atmosphere), wind does not impart much force
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Curiosity Rover 2d
This is a one-way trip for me. Mars is my home now.
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Curiosity Rover 2d
Haven't seen any liquid water on Mars today, but have found evidence of lakes/streams on ancient Mars
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Curiosity Rover 2d
I take still images that can be sequenced into short videos by the team back on Earth.
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Curiosity Rover 2d
Alone, but not lonely. The Deep Space Network is an excellent conversationalist.
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Curiosity Rover 2d
Our pleasure. Stay curious, my friend!
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Curiosity Rover 2d
The team is helping me find smoother paths & new driving techniques to mitigate wear. Onward!
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Curiosity Rover 2d
Rolling over dunes. The science must flow. See more recent pics from :
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Curiosity Rover 2d
Well, me and , , Pathfinder, Sojourner, MRO, Odyssey, Mars Express, Vikings...
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Curiosity Rover 2d
I came to Mars to search for evidence of past habitable environments... and I found it.
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Curiosity Rover 2d
I'll be here all week. Enjoy the buffet.
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Curiosity Rover 2d
Spectrum in nm. There is a teeny tiny label in the lower right corner that's easier to see in full-res
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Curiosity Rover 4d
Laser zapped this rock to see what was inside. (Hint: not nougat.)
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NASA JPL 5d
The Undiscovered Country: sees crossing into a new zone
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Curiosity Rover 28 Jun
Brave New World: On yestersol's drive, I left my landing ellipse—the 20x25 km area I targeted for landing
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Curiosity Rover 26 Jun
Behind every rover is a great team. Meet some role models from mine.
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Curiosity Rover 24 Jun
How do I take ? I take many frames & my team stitches them together:
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Curiosity Rover 24 Jun
Happy 1st to me. Plus, my GIF to you.
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Curiosity Rover 23 Jun
What a long, strange trip (around the sun) it's been. Here's what happened during my 1st .
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