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Curiosity Rover
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Two sides of my home planet are joining together in exploration. Well done, @NASA + @isro!
At the base of Mount Sharp (#AeolisMons), #Curiosity images an interesting junction of clean layered rock and sand dune. It is here that Curiosity will deploy its hammer drill to collect specimens for analysis. This image was taken by Left-side 'B' #NavCam on Sol 759 (2014-09-24 22:42:00 UTC)
More than a molehill in the mountain—my 1st sampling of the base of Mars' Mt Sharp
Namaste, @MarsOrbiter! Congratulations to @isro and India's first interplanetary mission upon achieving Mars orbit.
I'm rolling out the red carpet on the Red Planet for the newest Mars orbiter. Welcome, @MAVEN2Mars!
My future's so bright... Planning arrival at Mars' "Pahrump Hills" & doing remote science along the way
On 11-Sept-2014 #Curiosity finally reached the central peak of Gale Crater, Mount Sharp (#AeolisMons), which rises 5.5km/3.4mi high from the valley floor. Damage to Curiosity's 0.75mm thick aluminum wheels (7.5mm treads) is evident. They were designed to last the 10-20km distance of Curiosity's prim
I'm all about that base. Reached the base layer of Mt Sharp. New science ahead!
Made it! After 2 yrs of driving over some pretty tough terrain, I'm at the base of Mount Sharp.…
Live now! @MarsCuriosity news update. Listen & watch today, Sept. 11 till 11a PT/2p ET/1800 UTC
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Listen, watch & chat: Live @NASA news update from my team. Today, Sept. 11 10a PT/1p ET/1700 UTC
The Long and Winding Road: New video traces Opportunity's tracks from orbit and on Mars.
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Credit where credit is due: @MarsRovers Opportunity took these Mars cloud pics in 2006…
Keep calm & do a science. Meet teams helping us spacecraft dodge/study the #MarsComet Apply:
Head for the hills! I'm driving towards these hills on Mars to do geology work & also search for clouds.
Movin' on. "Bonanza King" rock not stable for drilling, so my team tweaks route
Talk about a clean sweep. I used my dust removal tool to brush off Martian 'Bonanza King' drill target.
Drill down for what? Science. I'm investigating a new drill target on Mars.
Using its 'Right-side' #MastCam, #Curiosity images the differing sand patterns surrounding a standalone rock outcropping. This contrasting sand pattern indicates the area is exposed to winds from a multitude of directions. This image was taken on Sol 707 (2014-08-02 12:51:13 UTC)
Live now! @MarsCuriosity's "Martian Chronicles" at 7pm PT (10pm ET 0200 UT) Questions? Use #2YearsOnMars
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The new "Martian Chronicles": Live talk tonight w/ results from my #2YearsOnMars
Rollin, rollin, rollin. @HiRISE sees the track left by a tumbling Martian boulder.
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Smooth roving ahead. I'm navigating a softer trek of sandy valleys on the way to Mount Sharp [rover report]…
.@googlemaps Indeed! You're all invited to my home in Gale Crater. And no, you may not zap rocks with my laser.
Making Tracks: How I'm helping future human explorers on the #JourneyToMars
Happy #landiversary! 2 years ago I was making a soft landing on Mars. Where were you? #2YearsOnMars…
You had Qs about my #2YearsOnMars & my @NASAJPL team had answers. HT to @DNews for hosting this #SpaceOut
Where's a carrot when you need one? Here's a view of Hidden Valley, my new wheel-safe sandy road.
Touching Base: Checking in with my 1st close look at the base layer of Mt Sharp
Science leads discuss instruments for #Mars2020 rover. Telecon July 31 3pm ET, 1900 UTC #JourneyToMars
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Live: @NASA announces #Mars2020 rover instruments Join the conversation w/ #JourneyToMars Tag Qs #askNASA
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Dodge, duck, dip, dive & dodge: Orbiters prep to evade (and study!) the #MarsComet
Cue the Pink Floyd. It's a laser show on Mars. Watch me zap this rock. #pewpew