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Curiosity's Mars Descent In High Definition
2012-08-24 10:25:39

NASA posted a high-resolution video of its Curiosity rover as it descended towards the Mars surface during its "seven minutes of terror."

Curiosity Takes A Stroll Across Martian Surface
2012-08-23 05:02:36

NASA announced that Curiosity has begun driving across the Martian landscape, leaving its landing site for the first time since the August 5th landing. Combining forward, turn and reverse segments, Curiosity made its first movements, ending up roughly 20 feet from where it started.

Tango Delta Nominal - First Words Of Safe Landing On Mars
2012-08-22 08:32:39

10:32 p.m. on the evening of Aug. 5 was turning out to be one long minute for Steve Sell.

Curiosity wiggling its wheels
2012-08-22 08:08:57

The Mars Curiosity rover has been sitting in one spot on the Red Planet since it first touched down back on August 5, but NASA says its controllers are preparing it for its first drive.

Student Gives Commands To Mars Rover
2012-08-21 15:24:37

Children are often mystified by remote control cars and how they can control them with a device while standing several feet away from them.

Curiosity Gets All Grabby
2012-08-21 14:59:14

NASA watched with great pride yesterday as Curiosity reached out its arm for the very first time since its November 2011 launch.

Mars Rover Curiosity Assigned Its First Task
2012-08-18 06:44:37

Curiosity's first destination will be a natural intersection of three types of terrain known as Glenelg, located some 1,300 feet (400 meters) east southeast of its landing site, NASA officials have announced.


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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