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Mars rover finds rich clay deposits

Long-running rover Opportunity has come across an area of water-formed clay minerals on Mars. Opportunity has continued to exceed expectations, not le…

Gingerbread Mars Rover

Wait — Mars is made out of candy? Let’s go! This Curiosity Rover built by Caltech has given us all the motivation we need: Crafted by Kevin Isacsson, head chef of the Athaneum, the Pasadena university’s private dining club, the rover features pinwheel cookie wheels connected with black licorice, sugared Lego “gears” and gumdrop and M&M [...]

NASA to launch new Mars rover in 2020

Curiosity is to be joined on Mars by a second rover based on the same design as its predecessor. The success of Curiosity has spurred on plans to laun…

A Curious Vanity Picture

The Curiosity rover took a vanity shot. In this self picture, which actually is a combination of 55 individual photos taken from its MAHLI camera, you can see the rover sitting comfortably on the surface of Mars. Stuart Atkinson, an amateur astronomer, put the 55 pictures together and can be viewed at its full 5,400 [...]

Curiosity picks up first scoopful of Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover has used its robotic arm to pick up a scoop of soil from the Martian surface. It’s the first time the rover has collected some …

Curiosity finds evidence of old streambed

The Mars Curiosity rover has come across evidence of ancient flowing streams in several locations. New photographs returned from the rover show expose…

Mystery spheres photographed on Mars

The Opportunity rover has snapped a picture of strange spherules that has experts scratching their heads. Curiosity might have been hitting the headli…

Is Curiosity carrying Earth bacteria ?

NASA’s Mars rover may have inadvertantly carried bacteria from Earth on to Mars in its drillbits. Reports have suggested that a NASA engineer may have…

Mars Curiosity Rover’s Gears – Made in the USA

In this video, we learn about the Forest City Gear factory in Rockford, Illinois where all the gears and other moving parts for the Curiosity rover were made. “Anything that moves on the rover, any of the actuators, any of the gears — we cut all the gears that did that,” says Jeff Hallberg. [...]

The Curiosity Rover Pendant

This adorable rover pendant is actually a papercraft -which makes it even more impressive if you ask me. You can buy one from SamHain’s Etsy store when she gets back from her vacation in a few days. Link Via Geeks Are Sexy