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Mars Rover Curiosity is Now Using Foursquare Mars Rover Curiosity is Now Using Foursquare
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NASA today announced that the Mars rover Curiosity has begun using Foursquare to “check in” on Mars. Curiosity checked-in from Gale Crater earlier today, marking the first check-in on another planet. Foursquare users can follow the rover’s progress and see …

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 …

Snow on Mars Found by NASA Orbiter Snow on Mars Found by NASA Orbiter
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NASA researchers announced last week that data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has given the “clearest evidence yet” of dry ice snowfalls on Mars. Dry ice, as it is commonly known, is frozen carbon dioxide. “These are the first definitive …

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 Hoax Day Lives On In The Year Of Curiosity Mars Hoax Day Lives On In The Year Of Curiosity
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Today, August 27, has come to be known in some circles as Mars Hoax Day, and with the Mars Curiosity rover in action, there’s plenty of room for hoax. The hoax, however, comes from well before Curiosity’s time. It originated …

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 …

These Guys Want to Launch a Reality Show on Mars in 2023 These Guys Want to Launch a Reality Show on Mars in 2023
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A human settlement on the Red Planet is only about a decade away, according to the folks at the privately funded space project Mars One. “Mars One will take humanity to Mars in 2023, to establish the foundation of a …

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 …

After Landing On Mars, NASA Blows Up A Moon Lander After Landing On Mars, NASA Blows Up A Moon Lander
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The big news this week, and maybe even all year, is that NASA has officially landed on Mars again. The The Curiosity Mars Rover touched down on the red planet earlier this week and has been sending back gorgeous pictures …

Curiosity Beams Back First Color Panorama of Mars Curiosity Beams Back First Color Panorama of Mars
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Well, this is cool. Earlier in the week, NASA promised us bigger, color photos from the surface of Mars. And what do you know, mark them good on their word. That’s because the Curiosity rover has just sent the first …

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 …

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, …

Mars Rover Gives Us an Amazingly Detailed View of an Alien World Mars Rover Gives Us an Amazingly Detailed View of an Alien World
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Newsflash: I’m never going to Mars. As much as it pains me to say it, I’ll probably never set foot on the planet. Instead, I have to live vicariously through motion pictures, computer games — “Zak McCracken and the Alien …

NASA Takes Delivery Of Orion Space Capsule NASA Takes Delivery Of Orion Space Capsule

NASA’s plan for the immediate future is quite simple. Go to the Moon, go to an asteroid, go to Mars. Not in that specific order but that it what we are looking at as the essential missions in the next …

NASA’s Curiosity Mission Only 40 Days Till Touchdown NASA’s Curiosity Mission Only 40 Days Till Touchdown

The Curiosity mission is now only 40 days away from touchdown, or complete destruction. The highly risky landing of the Curiosity probe is why this mission is so exciting. Oh, and the fact that the rover’s main mission is to …

NASA’s Newest Video Details Curiosity Mars Descent NASA’s Newest Video Details Curiosity Mars Descent
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NASA is in the middle of a very important mission right now as they are always in the middle of something these days. This mission is a little different as it is one that will put a new rover onto …

Mars Snowflakes: Dust Wrapped in Carbon Dioxide Mars Snowflakes: Dust Wrapped in Carbon Dioxide
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A new study is reporting that Mars has snowflakes. They are about the diameter of human red blood cells and are composed of Carbon Dioxide attached to a spec of dust. The discovery was found after researchers analyzed data from …

China Planning Manned Mission To Its Space Station China Planning Manned Mission To Its Space Station
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China has a problem. They have such a fairly long history of blatantly stealing technology from other companies, that they were not invited to participate in the International Space Station program. So, to stick their tongues out at everyone, they …

Mars One To Put Man Permanently On Mars In 2023 Mars One To Put Man Permanently On Mars In 2023
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Mars One has a goal. That goal is to put 4 humans on a one way trip to Mars. Thats right, one way, as in no one is coming back home. The idea is from Holland, isn’t that weird? The …