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Curiosity Rover Spends Holiday Break Exploring 'Yellowknife Bay'
2013-01-07 08:55:38

After imaging during the holidays, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity resumed driving Jan. 3 and pulled within arm's reach of a sinuous rock feature called "Snake River."

Curiosity Headed To Mount Sharp
2012-12-30 09:54:19

Curiosity will ring in the new year drilling into its first rock before moving on to the base of Mount Sharp.

NASA Uses Foursquare To Increase Curiosity
2012-12-28 09:42:56

NASA has been using social media platforms to reach and excite the public all year, and now they have added a new social media partner: Foursquare.

Curiosity Begins Exploring Yellowknife Bay
2012-12-20 04:50:18

NASA's Curiosity rover began exploring "Yellowknife Bay" on Mars this week, helping to provide information to researchers about which rock to drill.

NASA Plans New Mars Rover For 2020, Human Exploration By 2030s
2012-12-05 08:08:41

Building on the huge success of the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity mission and its past Spirit and Opportunity missions, NASA is making new plans to send a new rover to the Red Planet in 2020.

Curiosity Busy As A Bee On The Red Planet Since Launch A Year Ago
2012-11-27 11:09:29

Monday (Nov 26) marked the one year anniversary since Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft was launched carrying NASA’s next-generation Mars Curiosity rover.

2012-11-01 05:57:13

NASA will host a media teleconference at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) Friday, Nov. 2, to provide an update on Curiosity's studies of the Martian atmosphere.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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