Posts tagged with ‘curiosity

Curiosity takes an awesome self-portrait
Using its turret arm and reflective surfaces, the Curiosity rover can take pictures of itself as it’s roving. This picture, released yesterday by NASA is actually made up of 55 different images.
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Curiosity takes an awesome self-portrait

Using its turret arm and reflective surfaces, the Curiosity rover can take pictures of itself as it’s roving. This picture, released yesterday by NASA is actually made up of 55 different images.

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Curiosity finds more shiny things on Mars. Ooh, shiny things.

A couple weeks ago, NASA’s Curiosity rover found a tiny shiny metal object on Mars that was assumed to just be a screw or a piece of chaff from the lander. Now, with more shiny particles showing up in the Martian soil, Curiosity has been scooping up these bits and bobs for further analysis, but NASA does seem to think they’re something native to the planet.

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Curiosity rover discovers a mysterious piece of tiny metal, probably alien tech

While the Curiosity rover was busy scooping soil up on the surface of Mars the other day, it spotted something odd in the otherwise red dirt— a tiny piece of silver metal. Of course, some people are going crazy over this, but NASA says it’s either a small part of the rover that’s fallen off or debris from the lander. YOU BE THE JUDGE.

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Curiosity rover checks in to Foursquare from Mars, is about to be Mayor

While roving about the surface of Mars yesterday, NASA’s Curiosity rover took a second to do really important things, like check into Foursquare. Yup, that little roving robot became the first thing to check in to Foursquare from Mars, which means it’s going to become the uncontested Mayor of Gale Crater. Dammit Curiosity, I wanted to the be first Foursquare mayor on Mars.

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Curiosity rover takes a close-up picture of an ancient dried up stream bed on Mars
Of all the pictures we’ve taken of Mars so far, this is the most close up, most detailed photo of the surface itself. It shows a dried up ancient stream bed, unchanged for millions of years.
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Curiosity rover takes a close-up picture of an ancient dried up stream bed on Mars

Of all the pictures we’ve taken of Mars so far, this is the most close up, most detailed photo of the surface itself. It shows a dried up ancient stream bed, unchanged for millions of years.

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Martian moon takes a tiny bite out of the sun
A picture from the Curiosity rover shows the Martian moon Phobos passing across the sun’s left edge.
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Martian moon takes a tiny bite out of the sun

A picture from the Curiosity rover shows the Martian moon Phobos passing across the sun’s left edge.

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The Mars Curiosity landing, now in super ultra HD

We’ve shown you a couple different angles of the Mars Curiosity rover landing, but this final video is polished, stitched and tweaked to give you the best possible look at the descent to the red planet. It’s almost like you’re there. Almost.

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Oh great… now Curiosity is texting us pictures of its crotch
Curiosity took off the dust cap from its main camera today, and to test things out, it decided to take a picture of its junk. Because that’s what you do when you get a new camera.
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Oh great… now Curiosity is texting us pictures of its crotch

Curiosity took off the dust cap from its main camera today, and to test things out, it decided to take a picture of its junk. Because that’s what you do when you get a new camera.

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Curiosity beams back high res zooms of Martian mountains

The image above comes from Curiosity’s 100-millimeter telephoto camera, a cool addition to the rover that gives it better photographic abilities than any other previous Martian rover.

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NASA names the Curiosity rover landing site after sci-fi author Ray Bradbury

The spot in which NASA perfectly landed the Curiosity rover earlier this month is no longer just a nameless patch of dirt. Yesterday, NASA announced that it had named the spot “Bradbury’s Landing”, after the famed sci-fi author whose Martian Chronicles became one of his most well-known works.

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Here’s the first full HD video of Curiosity’s descent to the surface of Mars

Made from lots and lots of photos snapped by the MARDI descent imager.

Curiosity rover starts zapping rocks with lasers PEW PEW

Now that Curiosity has had its first major software upgrade, it’s time to stop sitting around and time to start getting down to business, meaning actually roving across the surface of Mars and performing some science. And by performing science, I mean zapping shit with lasers, specifically Martian rocks that Curiosity is zapping to determine their makeup.

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Curiosity captures the beauty of a Martian sunrise
This was taken a couple days ago, and you can see the full-sized sunset panorama here.

Curiosity captures the beauty of a Martian sunrise

This was taken a couple days ago, and you can see the full-sized sunset panorama here.

Curiosity rover snaps its first panorama before a major software upgrade

Today, NASA is uploading a software upgrade to the Curiosity rover that should take several days to complete, but yesterday, Curiosity sent back its first 360 degree panorama, with the base of Mount Sharp visible in the distance. The three mile high mountain sits in the middle of Gale Crater and is one of Curiosity’s targets.

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