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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 Feb 13
It seems to me you lived your life like a rover in the wind never fading with the sunset when the dust set in. Your tracks will always fall here, among Mars' reddest hills; your candle's burned out long before your science ever will. . I owe you so much.
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NASA JPL Feb 13
🔴 LIVE UPDATE The Opportunity rover has been working on before Twitter was a thing. Join us for a major update on the the current state of Oppy and the missions: Tag questions
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Curiosity Rover Feb 12
Tonight, makes the last planned attempts to contact Opportunity. The intrepid rover was last heard from in June as an epic dust storm circled the planet. Let's show the team some love. Send a postcard:
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Curiosity Rover Feb 11
Hey, space fans: Scientists may have found a 22-mile-wide impact crater under Earth's Greenland ice sheet. Gale Crater, my home on Mars, is likely an ancient impact crater, 96 miles across.
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Curiosity Rover Feb 8
Replying to @Sephiroth144 @YouTube
A sol is another name for a Martian day, which is about 24 hours 39 minutes long. Right after landing, some of my team back on Earth kept Mars time with me, shifting their lives by 39 minutes each day.
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Curiosity Rover Feb 8
It was an early morning yestersol I was up before the dawn And I really have enjoyed my stay But I must be moving on... Take one last look around ' Vera Rubin Ridge and see the area I'll be exploring next. 360 video best viewed in app:
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Curiosity Rover Feb 7
Replying to @ConanOBrien
You know I gotta get the scoop, Red. FOR SCIENCE.
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Curiosity Rover Feb 7
Replying to @Evilbroccoli @NASAJPL
This quote has a special place in my robotic heart. Then center director Charles Elachi read it at my post-landing press conference back in 2012. I owe everything to my team, and am in awe of all those who dare to fail in the pursuit of exploration.
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Curiosity Rover Feb 7
"Far better it is to dare mighty things... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." --Teddy Roosevelt Today, fallen explorers:
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Curiosity Rover Feb 5
Olympus Mons, the largest volcano on Mars (and the solar system!) went extinct 50 million years ago, but on a planet far, far away, 55 Cancri e, scientists believe the entire surface is lava. Check it out and download the free space travel poster:
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Curiosity Rover Jan 31
Replying to @docscott999
I prefer the term "homage."
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Curiosity Rover Jan 31
Mars, you are my density. In '72, Apollo 17 astronauts measured gravity on the Moon with a special tool called a gravimeter. I repurposed accelerometers to take similar measurements on Mars. Turns out Mount Sharp isn't as dense as expected 🤔
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Curiosity Rover Jan 31
Replying to @airshod @MarsRovers
Here's a photo from sol 69 before I got so dusty.
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Curiosity Rover Jan 31
Replying to @airshod @MarsRovers
Here you go. My Mastcam calibration target doubles as a sundial. It's a spare from .
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Curiosity Rover Jan 31
Replying to @CraigtheGreat
That's one of my tracks. I rolled over harder surrounding rocks, but I left my mark on that patch of regolith (Martian soil). Here's a picture of my wheel so you can see the tread design.
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Curiosity Rover Jan 31
Replying to @dropstones
I haven't met any other explorers here on the surface of Mars, but if I do, I'll definitely tweet about it. Thank you for the video!
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Curiosity Rover Jan 28
Replying to @13marethyu @p3st
Define "enough." There is some O2 in the thin Martian atmosphere, but not enough for a human to breathe comfortably the way you do on Earth.
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Curiosity Rover Jan 28
Replying to @diseaselover
My mission team is international. My weather instrument, REMS, and its team are from Spain. 🇪🇸 
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Curiosity Rover Jan 28
Replying to @Patti1120
Get my recent Mars weather reports here:
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Curiosity Rover Jan 28
Replying to @13marethyu @p3st
You're absolutely right. Rust (iron oxide) is what gives the Red Planet its predominantly red color.
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