Mars Rover Curiosity

Mars 2020 Rover Assembled And Tested Ahead Of Launch Next Year

Technicians have assembled the capsule that will keep NASA's Mars 2020 rover secure for its wild ride to the Red Planet's surface.
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Curiosity Has Finally Sampled A Clay-rich Region On Mars

It’s hard to believe that MSL Curiosity has been on Mars for almost seven years. But it has, and during that time, the rover has explored Gale Crater and Mt. Sharp, the central peak inside the crater. And while it has used its drill multiple...
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Curiosity Rover Conquers New Ground On Mars

After much planning, long hours of observation, and a change of scenery meant to unravel even more of the red planet’s deep mysteries, the Mars Curiosity rover has hit a new historic milestone in its trek to explore and investigate the Martian...
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See How Nasa Curiosity Rover Rocked Mars Landscape With Dramatic Drilling - Cnet

Curiosity reshaped Mars a little with its first drill into the fascinating clay-bearing unit.
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Mystery As Curiosity-spotted Methane 'very Surprisingly Disappeared' From Mars

Earlier confirmation by Curiosity that the transparent gas was spouting from the Martian surface at least at one location makes it all the more extraordinary that none of it was found by the recent mission.
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Two Solar Eclipses Seen From The Surface Of Mars By Curiosity

The Curiosity rover recently witnessed eclipses involving the moons of Phobos and Deimos from the Martian surface. The post Two Solar Eclipses Seen From the Surface of Mars by Curiosity appeared first on Universe Today.
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Nasa Rover Curiosity Fulfills Dream, Drills Into Mars Clay - Cnet

There's a new hole in the red planet, and this one is extra special.
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Nasa’s Curiosity Rover Just Witnessed Two Solar Eclipses On Mars

When a solar eclipse is expected here on Earth, it can be a pretty big deal. Back in August of 2017, a total solar eclipse occurred over much of the United States, and people traveled from huge distances just to catch a glimpse of the awe-inspiring...
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Methane On Mars Confirmed — But There’s Probably No Life There

Is there methane on Mars? According to Curiosity there is, but the Mars Orbiter satellite didn't find any evidence of it. Now a new analysis of the satellite data shows a single methane spike which could explain part of the mystery. The post Methane...
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Dad Builds Working Mars Rover For His Son

I know that plenty of parents would like to send their kids to Mars, and if you’re gonna do that, do it right. Build them a rover to ride around in. Hell, just build them one to ride around on Earth. That’s what cool dads do. And Kris...
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Nasa’s Curiosity Rover Captures Two Solar Eclipses On Mars

Is a solar eclipse a more stunning sight on Mars than Earth? On Thursday, NASA shared images captured by its Mars rover Curiosity of solar eclipses caused by Phobos and Deimos, Mars’ two […] The post NASA’s Curiosity Rover Captures...
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Mars Express Saw The Same Methane Spike That Curiosity Detected From The Surface Of Mars

If you’re not a chemist, an astrobiologist, or a scientist of any sort, and that includes most of us, then a tiny, almost imperceptible whiff of methane in the Martian atmosphere might seem like no big deal. But it is, gentle humans. It is....
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Mars 2020 Rover Instrument Survives Termination Review

The partial government shutdown earlier this year that delayed elements of other NASA missions may have provided a reprieve of sorts for a troubled instrument on the agency’s next Mars mission.
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Creative Dad Builds Child-sized Mars Rover For His Kid

Creative dad Kris Temmerman built for his young son a shiny, yellow-wheeled, fully motorized, child-sized version of the iconic Mars Rover. Temmerman had originally intended to build a car for himself, but “it kind of got out of control”...
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Take Funny Selfies: 5 Cool Camera Apps For Your Silly Self Portraits

Even NASA’s Curiosity rover is taking selfies on Mars. So it’s safe to say that the self-taken picture has well and truly escaped gravity. Back here on Earth, selfies and all its facial contortions are now part of our DNA. The buffet of...
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Curiosity Data Shows How Asteroid Impact Could Have Made Mars Habitable

A new study using data from the Curiosity rover has revealed clues that the planet may have been habitable thousands of years ago. Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars instrument provided data on the formation of nitrites and nitrates. The post...
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Geek Trivia: What Subtle Message Does Mars Rover Curiosity’s Wheels Leave Behind?

What Subtle Message Does Mars Rover Curiosity’s Wheels Leave Behind? (CES) Carl Edward Sagan (NASA) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (RDB) Ray Douglas Bradbury (JPL) Jet Propulsion LabThink you know the answer?
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Ready For The Red Planet! Nasa's Mars Helicopter Aces Key Flight Tests

The 4-lb. Mars Helicopter, a technology demonstration that will launch with NASA's next Red Planet rover in July 2020, aced its first-ever test flight under Red Planet conditions.
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Hackaday Podcast Ep12: Nearly Perpetual Motion, Mars Rover Carries Kid, And Doc Brown’s Cat Feeder

Editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys catch up on the past week in hackerdom. It seems as if we’re in a golden age of machine building as an incredible rocker-bogie rover is built to transport a child and mechanical simplicity automates the...
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Nasa's Curiosity Rover Sees A Solar Eclipse On Mars... After Sunset - Cnet

It's not so unusual for one of the red planet's moons to pass in front of the sun, but catching it at dusk takes some effort.
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