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Curiosity Takes Self Portrait At Rocknest
2012-12-12 12:26:59

NASA has released an image that the talented Mars Curiosity rover has taken, featuring itself with a Martian background. The self-portrait was taken with Curiosity's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), which captured dozens of high-resolution images to create the picture.

Apollo 17 Moonwalk - 40 Years Later
2012-12-11 12:02:07

Forty years ago, man stepped out onto the surface of the moon for the last time during the Apollo 17 mission. On December 11, 1972, astronauts unloaded the lunar rover for a drive around on the moon's surface, beginning the end of the final Apollo missions.

Mars Curiosity Rover Prepares For Thanksgiving Celebration Festivities
2012-11-20 15:53:19

It may not be in the company of little Martians, but NASA's Curiosity is determined to celebrate Thanksgiving this year with, or without, aliens to share it with.

Lunar Rover Will Search For Water On The Moon
2012-10-10 04:12:10

A full size prototype of the Polaris lunar rover was unveiled recently by Astrobotic Technology Inc. Polaris is a water-prospecting robot specially designed to work in the permanently shadowed craters of the lunar poles.

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.

2012-09-02 23:15:15

Starting August 31, 2012 and lasting through September 30, 2012, Bill Jacobs Land Rover of Hinsdale will be looking to purchase 3 million dollars worth of pre-owned vehicles during their Major

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2012-08-29 18:45:53

Curiosity's trek on top the Martian surface has officially commenced, as the rover took off on Tuesday towards a destination about a quarter mile away.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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