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Curiosity's Belly
2012-09-12 08:36:26

Over the weekend, NASA's Curiosity rover went through some activities designed to check and characterize precision movements by the rover's robot arm.

Remnants Of Curiosity's Descent To Mars
2012-08-08 13:10:41

What could one day be considered artifacts if archaeologists are to ever start digging around on Mars, a new high resolution photo shows the remnants of Curiosity's landing components.

Juno Images The Big Dipper
2012-05-12 04:27:40

In England it is known as the "Plough," in Germany the "Great Cart," and in Malaysia the "Seven Ploughs." Since humanity first turned its eyes skyward, the seven northern hemisphere stars that compose the "Big Dipper" have been a welcome and familiar introduction to the heavens.

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2012-03-30 13:29:23

NASA researchers hope to learn more about the mountain, how it formed, and hopefully learn more about the history and geology of Mars.

Image 1 - Mars Rover Curiosity Carries A Penny For Camera Checkup
2012-02-08 05:18:49

The camera at the end of the robotic arm on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has its own calibration target, a smartphone-size plaque that looks like an eye chart supplemented with color chips and an attached penny.

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2011-08-04 13:55:00

Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found possible flowing water on Mars.

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2011-06-01 13:10:03

Two digital color cameras riding high on the mast of NASA's next Mars rover will complement each other in showing the surface of Mars in exquisite detail.

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2011-03-28 08:25:00

The NASA rover to be launched to Mars this year will carry the Mast Camera (Mastcam) instrument already on the vehicle, providing the capability to meet the mission's science goals.

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2010-11-16 13:41:03

NASA's next Mars rover, Curiosity, will wield an arm-mounted magnifying camera similar to one on the Mars Rover Opportunity, which promptly demonstrated its importance for reading environmental history from rocks at its landing site in 2004.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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