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Sparks Fly on Mars as Curiosity Laser Blasts Red Planet Rock – Photos/Video

by Ken Kremer July 19, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Curiosity has zapped hundreds of Red Planet rocks with her powerful laser blaster during her lifetime and has now caught the sparks flying for the first time as they happened – as seen in new photos and video above and below […]

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Curiosity Captured from Orbit Crossing Landing Ellipse Boundary – Martian Scenery from Above and Below

by Ken Kremer July 10, 2014

NASA has now released a breathtaking high resolution image of the rover Curiosity captured from Mars orbit coincidentally coinciding with her crossing the targeted landing ellipse just days after she marked ‘1 Martian Year’ on the Red Planet in search of the chemical ingredients necessary to support alien microbial life forms. The orbital image was […]

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Trekking Mars – Curiosity Roves Outside Landing Ellipse!

by Ken Kremer June 30, 2014

Trekking Mars – NASA’s intrepid robot Curiosity is roving rapidly across the sandy ripples of the Red Planet in her quest to reach mysterious Mount Sharp and just drove outside her landing ellipse! The six wheeled rover marked a major milestone on Sol 672, June 27, 2014, by traversing beyond her targeted landing ellipse for […]

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Curiosity Marks Milestone Anniversary – 1 Martian Year On Mars!

by Ken Kremer June 24, 2014

NASA’s Curiosity rover celebrated a milestone anniversary today, June 24 – 1 Martian Year on Mars! A Martian year is equivalent to 687 Earth days, or nearly two Earth years. Remove this ad Ken Kremer on Google+

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Driving, Driving, Driving – Curiosity’s Top Priority on the Road to Mysterious Mount Sharp

by Ken Kremer June 22, 2014

Driving, Driving, Driving – that’s the number one priority for NASA’s rover Curiosity as she traverses across the floor of Gale Crater towards towering Mount Sharp on an expedition in search of the chemical ingredients of life that could support Martian microbes if they ever existed. See our photo mosaics above and below showing the […]

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