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NASA Curiosity rover snaps captivating view of Earth and Venus from Mars

NASA Curiosity rover snaps captivating view of Earth and Venus from...

This annotated composite image shows a Curiosity rover selfie with the vehicle's view of Earth and Venus as an inset. NASA/JPL-Caltech You don't have to be human or even be on Earth to enjoy the wonders of the night sky. NASA's Curiosity rover recently snapped a lovely panorama of its home planet and Venus from…
NASA Perseverance rover ready to explore the wilds of Mars

NASA Perseverance rover ready to explore the wilds of Mars

Mars will soon be welcoming another visitor from Earth. NASA is sending its Perseverance rover to collect samples, search for signs of past microbial life and even unleash an experimental helicopter.Perseverance is scheduled to launch on July 17, 2020, kicking off a multi-month journey through space before arriving at the red planet in February 2021.…
NASA shows how to pack a Mars rover for its one-way trip

NASA shows how to pack a Mars rover for its one-way...

The Perseverance rover is looking cozy with the descent stage stacked on top and a helicopter on its belly. NASA/JPL-Caltech Even if you think you're a ninja for fitting a week's worth of clothes into a carry-on bag, you could still learn some things from NASA. The space agency has been packing up the Perseverance…
NASA’s Perseverance Rover Is The Inspiration We Need Right Now

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Is The Inspiration We Need Right Now

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The plaque offers a stylistic nod to the Voyager record covers and the Pioneer plates. NASA NASA’s Perseverance rover is on track to launch this summer, and when it does, it will carry the names of nearly 11 million people to Mars. Earlier this month, as communities around the country locked themselves down in an…
NASA’s Mars 2020 rover gets an official name, ‘Perseverance’

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover gets an official name, ‘Perseverance’

This illustration shows what the rover will look like on Mars. NASA NASA is set to begin another road trip on Mars, and on Thursday it announced the name of the rover that's scheduled to begin that journey to the Red Planet as soon as July: Perseverance.For years, the new robotic explorer has been known…
NASA will reveal the name of its Mars 2020 rover live on Thursday

NASA will reveal the name of its Mars 2020 rover live...

This illustration shows what the rover will look like on Mars. NASA NASA is set to begin another road trip on Mars and on Thursday it plans to announce the name of the rover that's scheduled to begin that journey to the red planet as soon as July. For years, the new robotic explorer has been…
NASA Curiosity rover delivers insanely high-res Mars panorama

NASA Curiosity rover delivers insanely high-res Mars panorama

This is a smaller version of the massively high-res Mars panorama. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Over 1,000 images. A whopping 1.8 billion pixels. This is Mars like you've never seen it before.NASA released a monumental Martian panorama on Wednesday made from images snapped by the Curiosity rover in late 2019. It's the highest-resolution panorama the space agency has…
NASA Curiosity rover just found a shortcut up Mars mountain

NASA Curiosity rover just found a shortcut up Mars mountain

This NASA Curiosity image shows a view of the potential path to the top of the pediment. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Mars Curiosity team had a plan to one day drive the rover to the top of a sloping area called the Greenheugh pediment, but it was months or years away from happening. NASA may have just…
NASA Curiosity rover suffers technical glitch on Mars, loses orientation

NASA Curiosity rover suffers technical glitch on Mars, loses orientation

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This Curiosity image from Jan. 17 shows the end of the rover's robotic arm. NASA/JPL-Caltech Can a Mars rover have an existential crisis? NASA's Curiosity rover is wondering just exactly what its place is on Mars after experiencing a technical glitch. "Partway through its last set of activities, Curiosity lost its orientation," wrote Curiosity team member…
NASA Curiosity rover takes closer look at ‘strange trough’ on Mars

NASA Curiosity rover takes closer look at ‘strange trough’ on Mars

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The Balby Trough, a curious landscape feature on Mars.  NASA/JPL-Caltech Put the words "strange" and "Mars" together and you have my attention. NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is living up to its name by checking out an unusual formation located in an area called Western Butte in the Gale Crater. "In the images from orbit, it…

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