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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Crossing Mars

    05/03/2016 12:36:30 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    NASA ^ | Monday, May 02, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Where is NASA's rover Curiosity going on Mars? Its geographical goals are on the slopes of Mount Sharp, whose peak is seen in the background on the right. A key scientific goal, however, remains to better assess when and where conditions on Mars were once suitable for life, in particular microbial life. To further this goal, Curiosity was directed to cross the rugged terrain of Nautkluft Plateau, visible in the featured image on the foreground left. Curiosity is crossing toward smoother uphill sites with rocks containing hematite and sulfates, sites that could give the rolling rover new clues on...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Little Planet Curiosity

    08/22/2015 10:40:42 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | August 22, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: A curious robot almost completely straddles this rocky little planet. Of course, the planet is really Mars and the robot is the car-sized Curiosity Rover, posing over its recent drilling target in the Marias Pass area of lower Mount Sharp. The 92 images used to assemble the little planet projection, a digitally warped and stitched mosaic covering 360x180 degrees, were taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the Curiosity mission sol (martian day) 1065. That corresponds to 2015 August 5, three Earth years since Curiosity landed on the surface of the Red Planet. The composite selfie...
  • Ummmm... how was this picture taken?

    08/20/2015 7:56:58 AM PDT · by djf · 31 replies
    Curiosity has left it's base deployment and afaik no external cameras exist. So does anyone know how this picture was taken? The original article is at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/20/curiosity_rolls_over_onto_martian_wet_patch_takes_happy_selfie/
  • Sharp-eyed UFO fan...claims to spot a lizard on Mars in footage from Curiosity Rover

    05/31/2013 10:58:07 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 29, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A science blogger with a keen sense of vision claims to have spotted a lizard meandering around Mars. The unknown spotter is from Japan and alerted the website, UFO Sightings Daily, of the unusual sight. The rather unbelievable and completely unsubstantiated claim has caused some excitable conspiracy theorists to fear that the NASA could be planting life on the planet for scientific testing.
  • UFO filmed By NASA's Mars Curiosity

    09/11/2012 6:25:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 68 replies
    UFO Sightings Daily ^ | September 11, 2012 | Scott C. Waring
    Yahoo News posted this photo and others today. As I looked over several, I noticed a strange flying object in one that is clearly seen above the mountains in the distance. Someone found a HD version of the photo and made a cool video of it. Tell us what you think it is below please. You should check out the photos on Yahoo because Yahoo photo links usually only stay around for several weeks. This photo is a bit baffling. The object could be a UFO or a flying insect...yeah NASA doesn't tell the public everything. If they said life...
  • Wheels and a Destination

    09/10/2012 8:45:43 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    JPL/CalTech ^ | 9-9-2012 | JPL/CalTech
    Wheels and a Destination This view of the three left wheels of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines two images that were taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 34th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Sept. 9, 2012). In the distance is the lower slope of Mount Sharp. The camera is located in the turret of tools at the end of Curiosity's robotic arm. The Sol 34 imaging by MAHLI was part of a week-long set of activities for characterizing the movement of the arm in Mars conditions. The main purpose of Curiosity's...
  • ADVENTURE!!!! HOT AIR BALLOON - US FLAG BALLOON

    09/23/2002 7:05:55 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 89 replies · 693+ views
    September 23, 2002 | Dixie Sass
    A misadventure that turned into a most excellent adventure happened to me this past week. It started on the 16th with train reservations to D.C. for the 18th... My ride to the train station never showed so I missed the train. Instead of meeting my friends in D.C., I ended leaving Summerville at 10pm on the 18th and arriving in Statesville, NC on the morning of the 19th ... At 5am... On a bus (shudder). I hope that I never have to take a bus on a long trip again! I can promise you this - you will meet all...