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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 Jun 20
Replying to @juanjohnjedi
We're more like sisters, and no, nothing yet. The team doesn't expect to hear from her until skies clear and power levels can rise, though they do check for signals daily. Here's the full update:
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Curiosity Rover Jun 20
Replying to @zoohost
Yes, that is the "Duluth" drill hole. Read all about it:
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Curiosity Rover Jun 20
Replying to @Mateussf
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Curiosity Rover Jun 20
Replying to @MarsCuriosity
Curious how I take and why you can't see my arm in the shot? Wonder no more. This video explains.
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Curiosity Rover Jun 20
Martian haze, all around. The dust storm now circles the whole planet. The measure of atmospheric opacity, or "tau," is over 8.0 here in Gale Crater—the highest I've ever seen. Still safe. Science continues.
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Curiosity Rover Jun 13
Forecast: Dusty with a chance of dust. I'm keeping an eye on this storm. It blocked out the sun over ' Opportunity (hang in there, sis!) and has begun to show up here in Gale Crater on the other side of the planet. I'm safe. Science continues:
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Spirit and Oppy Jun 13
LIVE NOW: Storm watch at . Get updates on the developing dust storm and its implications for Opportunity. We're taking questions tagged .
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NASA JPL Jun 12
A massive dust storm is blocking out the sun on much of . Listen in June 13 to find out how this weather affects missions, including Opportunity: Tag questions
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Curiosity Rover Jun 7
Curiosity has a posse.
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Curiosity Rover Jun 7
Replying to @FrankTic3
Methane can be made by living things, as well as geologic processes. Organic materials in general can be building blocks of life, or a signature of life itself. I haven't found microbial life yet, but finding methane and other organics are good signs in the continuing search.
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Curiosity Rover Jun 7
Replying to @Ronald__Craig
It has to do with whether the image is raw, which shows the sort of butterscotch hue of the sky or "white balanced," which makes the sky look blue. White balancing makes rocks appear as they would under Earth-like lighting conditions, and helps my geologists in their analysis.
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Curiosity Rover Jun 7
Replying to @recruit3more
The team and I are thrilled to be drilling again on Mars, but today's announcement of ancient organics came from a previous drill sites nicknamed "Mojave" and "Confidence Hills."
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Curiosity Rover Jun 7
Replying to @SeaQuestMDR @NASA
After the lakes disappeared, we believe groundwater lasted for a long time, but there is no evidence for water in the recent past.
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Curiosity Rover Jun 7
Replying to @IzzitMe
The presence of a long-lived lake is good evidence that Mars had a thicker atmosphere in the past.
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Curiosity Rover Jun 7
Replying to @ShellyCov @NASA
We know of no life outside of Earth. That's why we're so interested to see if it does or ever did exist on Mars. It's the big question: Are we alone?
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Curiosity Rover Jun 7
Replying to @L_Schifman
It takes a meter or more of Martian soil before radiation from space no longer breaks apart organic molecules.
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Curiosity Rover Jun 7
Replying to @Tobisage1
Likely microbial.
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Curiosity Rover Jun 7
Replying to @crazeddmofo @NASA
You do you. The team sometimes calls them "methane burps" or "methane swells."
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Curiosity Rover Jun 7
You betcha! The biggest volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons, is on Mars. It's currently dormant.
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Curiosity Rover Jun 7
Replying to @KariaLanken
I'd be lucky to live so long! We'll be far from each other. That said, all of my findings and data inform future missions, included.
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