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This Mars selfie from Curiosity is breathtaking

March 30th, 2021

If you’ve been reading about Mars lately it’s probably because of NASA’s newly-landed Perseverance rover. The shiny new robot is really something, and it’s packed with all kinds of awesome tools that will allow it to conduct science on the Red Planet that has never been possible before. That said, it’s not the only rover …

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Curiosity rover drills rock, accidentally busts it in two

October 19th, 2020

NASA’s Curiosity rover was drilling into a curious rock when it accidentally cracked. The crack isn’t a big deal, and the sample was still able to be studied by the rover. NASA’s Perseverance rover is currently headed to the Red Planet for a landing in February. When it comes to exploring pristine areas of the …

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NASA’s Curiosity rover is about to drill into this weird rock

July 21st, 2020

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has arrived at its next drilling location and plans to take samples of a rock known as “Breamish.” Curiosity spent the weekend firing lasers at the rock and others in the area to collect data and relay it back to Earth. NASA’s Perseverance rover is slated to launch by August 15th. …

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NASA’s Curiosity rover is on a road trip

July 10th, 2020

NASA is sending its Curiosity rover on a journey to a new area of Mount Sharp, the massive peak that sits in the center of the Gale Crater. The journey is short by Earth standards at just over a mile, but it’ll be a big accomplishment for the aging robot. When the rover arrives at …

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NASA wants you to help it navigate the surface of Mars

June 21st, 2020

NASA now lets you label images snapped by its Curiosity rover to help it and future Mars missions navigate the Red Planet’s surface. The tool, called AI4Mars, can be accessed online via a web browser. Labeled images will be combined to generate a consensus on areas of the surface that appear safe and those that …

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Mars rover spots Earth from a distance

June 16th, 2020

NASA’s Curiosity rover took a photo of the night sky and managed to spot both Earth and Venus. Curiosity is aging, but it’s still going strong and continues to make new discoveries on Mars. The Perseverance rover will arrive on Mars in 2021. NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has delivered some gorgeous images of the Red …

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NASA staff are sending rover commands to Mars from their homes

April 15th, 2020

NASA’s Curiosity rover team is working from home, but still controls the robot’s movements on the Red Planet. Using video conferencing to coordinate, the team plots and plans commands before sending them into space from the comfort of home. The rover is still being as productive as ever, NASA says, and recently drilled for a …