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Mars Rover Opportunity to Thoroughly Examine Matijevic Hill Mars Rover Opportunity to Thoroughly Examine Matijevic Hill

While Mars rover Curiosity might be getting all the attention these days, Mars rover Opportunity is still active during it’s ninth year on Mars. Starting this week, Opportunity will spend weeks or months investigating the unique geological feature of a …

Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Ancient Streambed on Mars Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Ancient Streambed on Mars
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While much of the excitement surrounding the landing of NASA’s newest rover on Mars was about the thrill of interplanetary exploration or the prospect of finding life on the red planet, many of the discoveries uncovered by the Curiosity rover …

Mars Rover Curiosity Stops to Check Out a Rock Mars Rover Curiosity Stops to Check Out a Rock
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NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity this week stopped to examine a football-sized rock on the way to its current destination. The rover stopped about 8 feet out from the rock, which has been named “Jake Matijevic” after the surface operations systems …

Watch the Curiosity Rover’s Descent at 30 FPS Watch the Curiosity Rover’s Descent at 30 FPS
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NASA’s original video of the Curiosity rover’s descent was amazing, fascinating, incredible, awe-inspiring, and worthy of every other superlative you can think of. But the video was on rendered at 4 FPS. Last month, one YouTube user uploaded an amazing …

Mars Rover Curiosity Snaps A Self Shot Mars Rover Curiosity Snaps A Self Shot

In news that proves robots are just like us, the Mars Curiosity rover has now officially beamed back its first-ever self shot to NASA headquarters. “On Sept. 7th, the Curiosity rover used a camera located on its arm to obtain …

Mars Rover Beams a Human Voice Back to Earth Mars Rover Beams a Human Voice Back to Earth
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The current Curiosity rover mission to Mars just keeps getting cooler by the day, as NASA continues to release new images from the rover’s main cameras. Looking at the surface of Mars is awe-inspiring in its own right, but now …

Mars Rover Sends New Photos of the Martian Landscape Mars Rover Sends New Photos of the Martian Landscape
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The Mars rover Curiosity has already sent back some preliminary photos of its newly named Bradbury Landing site. It also recently completed its first test drive, leaving its tracks in the Martian surface for the first time. This week new …

The Curiosity Rover Descent Video Gets a 25 FPS Makeover The Curiosity Rover Descent Video Gets a 25 FPS Makeover

Last week, NASA finally released the full-res video of the Curiosity rover descent – and it was incredible. Watching the nearly one-ton machine parachute down to the Martian surface is awe-inspiring at 4 frames per second, albeit a bit choppy. …

Angry Birds Go To Mars, Hijack the Curiosity Rover Angry Birds Go To Mars, Hijack the Curiosity Rover
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Rovio launched Angry Birds Space back in March, and it quickly tallied millions upon millions of downloads. Now, they’ve just updated the app to include a new episode. Capitalizing on the popularity of NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover, Angry Birds Space: …

Ray Bradbury Honored With Mars Rover Landing Site Ray Bradbury Honored With Mars Rover Landing Site

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced yesterday that it has dubbed the landing site of the Mars rover Curiosity “Bradbury Landing” in honor of sci-fi author Ray Bradbury. It was the Curiosity science team that chose to honor Bradbury, who passed …

India Announces Mars Mission One Week After Curiosity Landing India Announces Mars Mission One Week After Curiosity Landing
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It was expected that NASA, and by extension the U.S., would be the envy of the world after they successfully landed the Curiosity Mars Rover on the red planet last week. Nobody expected that envy to materialize into a real …

Somebody Wants Anonymous To Hack The Curiosity Mars Rover Somebody Wants Anonymous To Hack The Curiosity Mars Rover
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The Curiosity Mars Rover landing is one of the most significant engineering and scientific events of the year. The guys at NASA are super proud and we are all lucky to see the beautiful photos it’s sending back. It seems …

Mars Rover Team Congratulated by President Obama Mars Rover Team Congratulated by President Obama

It’s been one week since the Mars Science Laboratory’s rover Curiosity was lowered to the surface of Mars. Since then, the world has been treated to high-res images of the Gale crater landing site, a color panorama of the Martian …

Curiosity Rover Gives Us First 3D Images From Mars Curiosity Rover Gives Us First 3D Images From Mars
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Early monday morning, while much of the east coast was asleep, NASA landed the most technologically advanced mars rover ever, the Curiosity, on the surface of the Red Planet. And ever since, we’ve been treated to photos and videos from …

Mars Rover Curiosity Gets a Hot Wheels Replica Mars Rover Curiosity Gets a Hot Wheels Replica
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It’s perfectly clear that even the most subtle and deftly engineered piece of technology is simply a more complicated toy. Don’t believe me? Take the Mars rover Curiosity as an example. Already a LEGO version of the rover has been …

Curiosity Rover Descends To The Martian Surface [VIDEO] Curiosity Rover Descends To The Martian Surface [VIDEO]

Like many people who dreamed of being an astronaut when they were kids, I’m pretty awestruck when it comes to anything NASA (and space in general). Because of that, I’ve been anxiously awaiting any updates from NASA concerning the Curiosity …

Mars Rover Curiosity Recreated Using LEGOs Mars Rover Curiosity Recreated Using LEGOs

NASA’s Curiosity rover has landed safely on Mars, and the celebrations have begun. Photos and data will soon begin pouring in from Curiosity, revealing more of Mars in an effort to rise to President Obama’s challenge of sending humans to …

New Mars Photos Coming Later This Week; Bigger, and in Color New Mars Photos Coming Later This Week; Bigger, and in Color
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UPDATE: NASA has released the first video of the descent. Since the Curiosity rover landed safely on the surface of Mars earlier today, we’ve only been treated to a few black and white photos from the rover’s rear Hazcam. Of …

Curiosity Rover Photographed Parachuting To Mars Curiosity Rover Photographed Parachuting To Mars
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Earlier this morning, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity made a safe and intact landing onto the surface of Mars, inside the Gale crater next to a three-mile high mountain. The nearly one-ton rover completed a nine-month journey by acing the landing, …

Mars Rover: NASA Celebrates the Curiosity Landing [PHOTOS] Mars Rover: NASA Celebrates the Curiosity Landing [PHOTOS]

Early this morning (around 1:32 am EDT), the most advanced Mars rover in the history of the space program touched down on the surface of Mars. The nearly 2,000-pound Curiosity executed a complex series of entry and landing maneuvers and …

Mars Rover Just Wants To Watch Breaking Bad Mars Rover Just Wants To Watch Breaking Bad
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The Curiosity Mars Rover is a pretty big deal. It may actually be able to finally answer the age old question – was there ever life on Mars? The rover itself may not be too concerned with that right now, …