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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 Nov 13
I don't, but will carry RIMFAX—the first ground-penetrating radar instrument on the Martian surface—to help search for signs of past microbial life. Check it out:
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Curiosity Rover Nov 13
Replying to @BuchfromBuck @NASA
Sounds like you've got the makings of a there. Use it as a proving ground for your journey to Mars!
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Curiosity Rover Nov 13
My radioisotope thermoelectric generator keeps me nice and toasty. 🥰
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Curiosity Rover Nov 13
Here's how things look in my neck of the woods!
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Curiosity Rover Nov 12
Replying to @AskRossWhite
I did. These are 59 separate images taken with my robotic arm that are stitched together to make the full shot. That’s why you can’t see my arm. Learn more about how that’s done here:
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Curiosity Rover Nov 12
Replying to @__pavelbure
Dust isn't a problem thanks to my radioisotope power source, and while these wheels have taken a licking, I keep on ticking. Here's some more information on how my wheels are protected:
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Curiosity Rover Nov 12
Replying to @supersinga
I take dozens of images with my robotic arm and then they're stitched together to make one shot. That's why you can't see my arm. Here's some more info on how my selfies are done:
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Curiosity Rover Nov 12
Replying to @UpstateNYYFan
These are 59 separate images taken with my robotic arm that are stitched together to make one shot. That’s why you can’t see my arm. You can learn more about how that’s done here:
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Curiosity Rover Nov 12
Replying to @mamajosrefuge
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Curiosity Rover Nov 12
Look cute – and I won’t delete later. Greetings from the Red Planet! I took another selfie as I explored a new spot dubbed “Mary Anning,” where I'm analyzing drill samples. I conducted experiments on them in my continued search for organic molecules.
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Curiosity Rover Nov 10
🎵Ain’t no party like a Mars rover party ’cause a Mars rover party don’t stop🎶 That is me, and I'm about that excited right now for your future space explorers. Perhaps these resources from will come in handy with the class?
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Curiosity Rover Oct 20
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Curiosity Rover Oct 19
I’m it! got me in an interplanetary game of tag in honor of the TAG (Touch-and-Go) maneuver taking place on Tuesday. To both sample collection missions, I wish you many happy returns! TAG your friends and play along. I tag .
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Curiosity Rover Sep 14
The rover was named Sojourner after American civil rights crusader Sojourner Truth.
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Curiosity Rover Sep 14
Replying to @KeithKovacs @NASA_SLS
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Curiosity Rover Sep 14
Replying to @willbot67
Last time I checked, yes. 🤖
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Curiosity Rover Sep 14
Replying to @wz10hg @PacerCommander
Full point, Lindsay. Here's a shot of these same SAM sample inlet ports from earlier and less dusty days.
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Curiosity Rover Sep 14
That mark to the right of my SAM sample inlet ports is a fiducial. I have them all over so that my team and I can keep track of where different parts of me relative to one another. and use similar marks.
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Curiosity Rover Sep 14
Just me until Feb. 18, 2021, when is expected to land in Mars' Jezero Crater. rovers Spirit, Opportunity and Sojourner have all completed their missions.
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Curiosity Rover Sep 14
Replying to @Daniel_Latter
One standout discovery was evidence of a flowing stream on ancient Mars.
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