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Curiosity rover maneuvers around ‘Kimberley’ seeking potential Red Planet Drill Sites

by Ken Kremer April 5, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter NASA’s car sized Curiosity rover has arrived at a scientifically enticing science destination at “The Kimberley Waypoint” where researchers hope to carry out the next drilling operation into alien Martian terrain in search of further clues about ancient Red Planet environments […]

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Curiosity Pulls into Kimberley and Spies Curvy Terrain For Drilling Action

by Ken Kremer March 22, 2014

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA’s Curiosity rover has just pulled into gorgeous terrain chock full of curvy rock outcrops at Kimberley that’s suitable for contact science and drilling action, according to the mission team. The six wheeled Martian dune buggy drove into the dazzling Kimberley waypoint this week after traversing a swath of otherworldly […]

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Curiosity Rover pauses mid-drive and captures Spectacular Martian Mountain Snapshot

by Ken Kremer March 1, 2014

Like any good tourist, NASA’s rover Curiosity apparently couldn’t resist the photobug urge from a gorgeous Martian mountain scene she happened by recently and decided to pull over and enjoy the view. So she stopped the dune buggy mid-drive on the sandy road to her daily destination one Sol last week on Feb. 19, powered […]

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Martian Dune Buggy Curiosity Adopts New Driving Mode to Save Wheels from Rough Rocks

by Ken Kremer February 20, 2014

The team directing the epic trek of NASA’s Curiosity rover across the floor of Gale Crater has adopted new driving strategies and a new way forward in response to the unexpected wheel damage caused by driving over fields of rough edged Red Planet rocks in recent months. This week, engineers directed dune buggy Curiosity to […]

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Holy Wheels, Sharp Rocks Force NASA’s Curiosity rover to Seek Smoother Pathway to Mount Sharp

by Ken Kremer February 2, 2014

Continuing wheel damage from hoards of sharp edged Martian rocks are forcing engineers to seek a smoother pathway forward – potentially through a treacherous dune field – for NASA’s Curiosity rover on the jagged rock strewn road to Mount Sharp, her primary science destination. Ever since rover engineers noticed holes and tears to the robots […]

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