Monday, April 02, 2018

Tweets from the Mars rover Curiosity

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    Extra! Extra! The New Mars Report is here: 🔴 readies for launch 🔴 Opportunity uses abrasion tool for 1st time in 300 sols 🔴 celebrates 2,000 Martian days on the Red Planet 👉Visit for more
  • Once, twice, three times a rover… I’ve been on the Red Planet for three Martian years. That’s 3x longer than my mission was designed to last. Keep up with my team through our blog:
  • Looks like we made it: 2,000 sols on Mars, you guys! I’m looking back on 2,000 Martian days of exploration, and literally looking forward to climbing higher in those to come. The area ahead contains clays I’m eager to investigate:
  • Can you kick it with ? Yes, you can. Get special access to 's launch to Mars if you can share its story in a unique way. Apply for social media credentials by March 19
  • Getting Back in a Martian Groove: Thanks to creative solutions by my engineering team, I'm testing a new method for drilling on Mars. Here’s the deep dive on the technique:
  • “About 10 years ago, I caught , its aeroshell and parachute, right on the surface … but, it’s getting better." —Mars 📸:
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    Sunrise on Mars Opportunity was built to last 90 sols, or Martian days. The rover has survived to see 5,000 days of exploration. Here, day breaks on 4,999.
  • Return to Sender: This meteorite fell to Earth from Mars. A piece of it will remain to help test ’s laser. Part will fly back to the Red Planet aboard the rover. Find out why:

  • Mystic Crystal Revelations: (Scientific, really.) These tiny crystals may be what's left from an ancient lake on Mars, or when past groundwater moved through sediment.
  • I'm getting ready to climb this clay-rich slope. What are you up to? (Before you ask, yes, I took this selfie. This explains how: )

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