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Curiosity Snaps ‘Trophy Pic’ of Itself on Mars

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems

On Friday Sept. 7, 2012 (Sol 32) the Mars Science Laboratory rover “Curiosity” turned its camera around and snapped this picture of itself from its landing spot in Gale Crater. The camera fixture is located on Curiosity’s spindly robotic arm. 

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Curiosity's Big Gun Readied For Use

The Mars Science Laboratory rover ‘Curiosity’ is set to use its Chemistry Camera or ‘ChemCam’ on rocks. This tool is the most powerful laser ever employed on a planetary mission and may help scientists determine whether-or-not the Red Plaent ever harbored life. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Curiosity is getting ready to use her laser cannon. […]

HiRISE Gives NASA Eyes in the Martian Sky

HiRISE image of Curiosity’s landing area. Photo Credit: NASA

Curiosity, the car-sized rover that landed on Mars Sunday night, used possibly the most complicated landing systems ever devised. When engineers got confirmation that the rover was down Sunday night, they didn’t really know where it was or how exactly the landing had gone. They […]