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Color me surprised; Curiosity's time at Maria's pass in full color and 3D!
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We really crushed it  Images of our tracks from the most recent drive on Mars (sol 1329) show that we really crushed it.  Well, technically I suppose the wheels did most of the crushing.  See
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?s=1329&camera=NAV_LEFT_ for more pics!
Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity exploring the planet mars - facts, information, videos and pictures
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Wow, kudos to Opportunity Rover Drivers who now routinely drive on 30 degree slopes!
 
Hard at work, our Mars Opportunity rover examines rocks in some of the most challenging terrain of its 12 years on the Red Planet. Researchers are using the rover to examine rocks that may have been chemically altered by water billions of years ago. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1QhXZqr
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Happy Anniversary Opportunity!  Looking forward to some of the highest slopes for driving in a decade!
On January 24th, the veteran Mars Exploration Rover (MER) wrapped the last day of her 12th year of surface operations on Mars, marking an extraordinary, historic achievement for the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) mission.
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How you dune?  During the next few weeks Curiosity will become the first planetary rover to drive around active dunes.  We're looking forward to seeing the dune field up close!
 
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Dark Dunes Ahead: +NASA's  #Curiosity  Mars rover to become the first craft to visit active dunes beyond Earth. Info: http://go.nasa.gov/1MRY0ig
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So, 1 pixel per year on that picture? No wonder I didn't notice anything.
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Wow! China plans to place a lander and rover in Aitken Basin on the far side of the Lunar South Pole. Best place on around Earth for radio astronomy, awesome place to look for water ice. Thanks for the heads-up http://nasawatch.com/archives/2016/06/chinas-growing.html
BEIJING, June 14 (Xinhua) -- China aims to send the Chang'e-4 lunar probe to land in the south pole region of the far side of the moon in 2018, according to China National Space Administration (CNSA). Scientists plan to send a relay satellite for Chang'e-4 to the halo orbit of the Earth-Moon ...
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BB-8 exhibits Curiosity JPL's Diana Trujillo explains how our Space Robot explores desert planets to .... a space robot who explores desert planets.
Remember when we shared those fantastic photographs of BB-8 visiting NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab? (That’s the adorable rolling droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, for anyone who’s been living under a rock the last few months.) Now the folks at Disney have released the video footage from BB-8's visit, whereby the plucky little droid meets Maggie, the twin sister of the Mars Curiosity rover, and “chats” with a JPL scientist.
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Want to see what it's like to stand inside a JPL cleanroom or Mars Rover lab?  Check these videos, and feel free to drag the image all around while you do.
We visit NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Calif. to bring you closer than ever to the building of a spacecraft destined for the Red Planet
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Like playing in sandboxes?  Curiosity too!  Zoom into the high-resolution view and you can even see where we scooped some material, just inside the wheel scuff track.
The latest self-portrait from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the car-size mobile laboratory beside a dark dune where it has been scooping and sieving samples of sand.
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I did not see any little bugs or spiders running around on the sand?
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How's Dune by you?  Curiosity is driving up and around the Bagnold Dune field on Mars, named after one of the first scientists to rigorously study sand dunes on Earth.  MSL scientist Bethany Ehlmann explains how we will run the first ever "hands-on" study of otherworldly dunes!
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You know the drill?  No?  Well, now you can.  Learn about Curiosity's Percussive drill instrument, watch the test model drill holes on here on Earth.
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