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Curiosity Finds ‘Different’ Jake Rocks
2012-10-11 15:51:08

NASA announced during a teleconference on Thursday that one particular rock its newest rover Curiosity has reached out and touched has a more dynamic composition than expected.

Curiosity Makes Contact With Martian Rock Using Robotic Arm For First Time
2012-09-25 09:18:55

After NASA picked out a suitable rock to study on the Red Planet, the agency’s Curiosity rover took a little stroll to the Martian sample and, for the first time, used its robotic arm to make contact with an otherworldly artifact.

Arm Tests Nearly Complete For Mars Rover Curiosity
2012-09-13 07:48:17

NASA's Mars Curiosity team has almost finished robotic arm tests in preparation for the rover to touch and examine its first Martian rock.

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2011-02-21 09:49:32

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, will carry a next generation, onboard "chemical element reader" to measure the chemical ingredients in Martian rocks and soil.


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.