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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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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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Curiosity Rover Jan 31
New Web Series Alert 🚨 Check out "The Mars Report" by for regular updates on all of 's missions to the Red Planet.
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Curiosity Rover Jan 30
Replying to @whaddayathink
I like 'em both! Dingo Gap was an engineering challenge to drive over a large sand dune. Hottah was a major science win, showing evidence of an ancient flowing stream on Mars.
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Curiosity Rover Jan 30
Replying to @PixelVarnox
Hottah was the site of one of the biggest discoveries of this mission: evidence of an ancient streambed on Mars.
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Curiosity Rover Jan 30
Replying to @MarkD_Evans
My team gets to give nicknames to all my science targets. They come in groups, like place names from Maine, Australia or the Mojave Desert, which are based on areas of Earth where various members of the science team did research before joining this mission.
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Curiosity Rover Jan 30
Replying to @amjulamusic
And closer up, figures one and two on this link show the location and scale bars:
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Curiosity Rover Jan 30
Replying to @amjulamusic
I'll send you a couple other shots with scale bars for reference. Here's a map from above:
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Curiosity Rover Jan 30
Replying to @sternstinator
Nope. Turns out there were some server issues back at JPL, but the team addressed them.
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Curiosity Rover Jan 30
Replying to @MarsCuriosity
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Curiosity Rover Jan 30
Replying to @MarsCuriosity
I've been to... Cooperstown Darwin Yellowknife Bagnold Dunes Vera Rubin Murray Buttes Namib Dune Rocknest Pahrump Dingo Gap Point Lake Marias Pass Naukluft Windjana Shaler Glenelg Coronation Edgecliff Briarcliff Hottah Clarabelle Kimberly Bradbury Ain't it purty!
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