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Curiosity Rover
Your friendly neighborhood NASA Mars rover. Exploring the Red Planet since 2012. Team headquartered at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory 🚀
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Curiosity Rover Apr 19
Remember: Even if you miss your high fives, you can still land spacecraft on another planet. Dare mighty things! Looking back at mission control the night I touched down on Mars.
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NASA JPL Mar 30
Extra! Extra! The New Mars Report is here: 🔴 readies for launch 🔴 Opportunity uses abrasion tool for 1st time in 300 sols 🔴 celebrates 2,000 Martian days on the Red Planet 👉Visit for more
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Curiosity Rover Mar 28
Once, twice, three times a rover… I’ve been on the Red Planet for three Martian years. That’s 3x longer than my mission was designed to last. Keep up with my team through our blog:
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Curiosity Rover Mar 22
Looks like we made it: 2,000 sols on Mars, you guys! I’m looking back on 2,000 Martian days of exploration, and literally looking forward to climbing higher in those to come. The area ahead contains clays I’m eager to investigate:
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Curiosity Rover Mar 15
Foreign nationals are welcome to apply to this event. Pretty good, eh?
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Curiosity Rover Mar 15
Yes, you can.
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Curiosity Rover Mar 15
Can you kick it with ? Yes, you can. Get special access to 's launch to Mars if you can share its story in a unique way. Apply for social media credentials by March 19
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Curiosity Rover Feb 28
Getting Back in a Martian Groove: Thanks to creative solutions by my engineering team, I'm testing a new method for drilling on Mars. Here’s the deep dive on the technique:
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Curiosity Rover Feb 20
“About 10 years ago, I caught , its aeroshell and parachute, right on the surface … but, it’s getting better." —Mars 📸:
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Spirit and Oppy Feb 16
Sunrise on Mars Opportunity was built to last 90 sols, or Martian days. The rover has survived to see 5,000 days of exploration. Here, day breaks on 4,999.
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Curiosity Rover Feb 13
It's more like a friendship necklace, only with space lasers. The team team keeps a piece on Earth for testing, and the rover takes some back to Mars as a calibration target for the SHERLOC instrument.
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Curiosity Rover Feb 13
Return to Sender: This meteorite fell to Earth from Mars. A piece of it will remain to help test ’s laser. Part will fly back to the Red Planet aboard the rover. Find out why:
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Curiosity Rover Feb 10
Mystic Crystal Revelations: (Scientific, really.) These tiny crystals may be what's left from an ancient lake on Mars, or when past groundwater moved through sediment.
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Curiosity Rover Feb 3
Replying to @brettksnider
The link explains. The TL;DR version is: This mosaic was made from dozens of images from the MAHLI camera on the end of my robotic arm. Wrist motions and turret rotations allow MAHLI to take component images. The arm was positioned out of the shot in those component images.
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Curiosity Rover Feb 3
Replying to @MattLawson76
Yup. Another beautiful sol here in Gale Crater. Check out the rest of my newest images from the surface of at
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Curiosity Rover Feb 3
Replying to @hstanley_
Hope you feel better soon!
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Curiosity Rover Feb 3
Replying to @Tudorapogee
The outside of the wheels is aircraft-grade aluminum. The interior structure is titanium. While they've seen some action, I'm still holding up. The team has gotten very good at strategies to minimize further wheel wear.
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Curiosity Rover Feb 3
Replying to @probiome
I found this awesome heavy metal meteorite. \m/
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Curiosity Rover Feb 3
Replying to @Wx_Matt
Ha! If I found enough liquid water for a bath, THAT would be the headline. :) Till then, I'll keep ridin' dirty.
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Curiosity Rover Feb 3
I'm getting ready to climb this clay-rich slope. What are you up to? (Before you ask, yes, I took this selfie. This explains how: )
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