ianbrooks:

Hand-Cut Curiosity Sculpture by Arnold Martin / Absurd Realities

The saddest realization I ever had in life was that I’ll never be able to have my very own Curiosity Rover to ride and take on walks and talk about science stuff with. Apparently NASA won’t build you a personal one, which makes me wonder what exactly they spend all those years doing. $225 USD will get you a smaller, less science-y version at etsy but it can still help you explore the alien terrain of your desktop.

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hellyeahcuriosity:

Curiosity in all her glory

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tj-arch:

While I was away for the long weekend, they landed a rover on Mars. And had another ship in orbit broadcasting the thing.

Science is awesome.

Here’s Oreo’s tribute. It’s really just reusing this idea, but I’ll get behind it.

Full disclosure: I’m wearing a NASA t-shirt right now. Such a nerd.

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Jennifer Trosper, Mars Science Laboratory mission manager pointing out the features on a model of the Curiosity rover.

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geekfuel:

Curiosity, the One tonne space lab on wheels! landed safely in a deep crater on August 6th 06:32 BST.

The landing became an internet sensation, it was streamed via NASA TV (awesome site btw) and on the Xbox360.

 Curiosity’s primary focus is to search for life on Mars, or at least evidence that it once existed. This mission is expected to last 2 years and will hopefully provide the best research and data the Human race has ever collected on our neighbouring planet.

Needless to say! I was very very excited and one of the many people that woke up early, stuck on the laptop and watched it all unfold live. Inspiring way to start a Monday morning…………… shame the rest of the day completely sucked!!!!

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hellyeahcuriosity:

Curiosity’s first tweet

hellyeahcuriosity:

Curiosity’s first tweet

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kylemillerrocks:

Aeolis Mons (Mt.Sharp), Mars

It amazes me that the Curiosity mission is only in it’s first few days and the images are already breathtaking.  It will be a little bit before they completely configure and deploy all of the rover’s cameras to their full potential but even the low resolution images are incredible.

Curiosity will begin to move towards Mt.Sharp collecting and analyzing soil samples along the way.  Once it reaches the mountain it will begin it’s two year trek towards the top.

The geologist in me is going crazy to hear back on how this mountain formed.  It is speculated that the mountain is a result of sediment that was laid down over time and eroded away through Aeolian processes (wind erosion)

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The  first color image from the Curiosity Rover

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