Curiosity spotted on Mars and more space exploration (photos)

Curiosity spotted on Mars and more space exploration (photos)

Summary: Here's an update on the journey of the newest Martian inhabitant, the rover Curiosity, including a photo of it from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Plus, more space shots.

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  • This is the path that Curiosity is taking to its destination on the right, Bradbury Landing. As of Tuesday July 4, Curiosity had driven 359 feet. See: Curiosity Mars rover wiggles its wheels and takes a drive.

    Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

  • Here's a look at Curiosity's trail from the Martian surface.

    Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

  • This past week, the rover Curiosity stopped for a 6-10 day break so it could test its 7-foot arm. The arm is expected to dig into the Martian soil, scoop out samples, and move them to onboard instruments. It is also scheduled to put science instruments onto the surface for testing.

    Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

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Topic: Nasa / Space

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  • Amazing

    I'm so grateful to having lived from watching redstone rockets explode on the launch pad to this.

    In other news: apparently the Mars rover, upon landing, killed the last living Martian cat.
    dheady@...
    • Very Clever.

      "Curiosity killed the cat."
      William Farrel
  • It's one of Google's omnipresent mapping vans

    Here's another view, this time hitting a deer:
    http://www.geekologie.com/2009/01/google-maps-van-hits-deer-uplo.php

    Come. See. Conquer. Move on.
    klumper