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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 21h
That's just my drill. I promise to use it only for science.
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Curiosity Rover 21h
NO DISASSEMBLE! NO DISASSEMBLE!
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Curiosity Rover 21h
Call me Johnny Five. Some ops on hold while my team investigates a short circuit.
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Curiosity Rover Feb 27
Oxidation! The surface is oxidized, but below, it isn't. The Red Planet isn't so red underneath.
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Curiosity Rover Feb 25
The surface is oxidized, giving the Red Planet a red color. Get under that surface? Different story.
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Curiosity Rover Feb 25
An inside look at Mars. Analysis underway on the sample from yestersol's drilling
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Curiosity Rover Feb 25
My main objective was to determine if Mars was ever favorable to life and capable of preserving a record of that habitability
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Curiosity Rover Feb 25
Nope. and ('s two targets) represent ~40% of the mass of the asteroid belt
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Curiosity Rover Feb 25
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Curiosity Rover Feb 25
All of me was designed for my prime mission (~2 Earth yrs). It could run up to 14 yrs, but mechanical parts may wear out first
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Curiosity Rover Feb 25
We don't know what the two bright spots are yet. will investigate during its science orbits.
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Curiosity Rover Feb 25
Meanwhile, in the asteroid belt... is almost to dwarf planet !
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Curiosity Rover Feb 24
My wheels are made of aluminum, and while dusty, a lot of the sand/regolith falls off.
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Curiosity Rover Feb 24
Then you'll get a kick out of that time we had a Twitter connection over selfies
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Curiosity Rover Feb 24
I can shoot images that can be sequenced into short videos. No microphone called for in my science payload.
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Curiosity Rover Feb 24
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Curiosity Rover Feb 24
Of course. TIFF & JPG available here:
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Curiosity Rover Feb 24
Yes! There is a rover in the works for launch/landing in 2020
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Curiosity Rover Feb 24
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Curiosity Rover Feb 24
The team stitches together individual frames I take into one big panorama. Here's how:
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