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Here is the Video of China's Jade Rabbit Rover Rolling Onto the Moon's Surface

One small rollout for a rover, one giant leap for China's National Space Administration. Read More >>

Curiosity's First Year on Mars In a Whirlwind Two Minute Timelapse

It's hard to believe it but Curiosity has been out there roving the Red Planet for almost a year already. And like any good space vehicle, it has been meticulously documenting its every step(?). That's a lot of documentation. Here's the quick version: 12 months in two minutes. Ready? Go. Read More >>

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NASA's Student-Designed Arctic Explorer Survives Its First Tundra Test

After a five month expedition to the wilds of Greenland, the GROVER (Greenland Rover and/or Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research) has returned, intact and toting some valuable climate data. Not bad for an ROV developed by engineering students. Read More >>

10 Years Ago, Opportunity Rover Began a 90-Day Mission That Never Ended

When NASA's Opportunity rover launched on July 7th, 2003, expectations were modest. It would spend 90 Martian days exploring soil and rock samples and taking panoramas of the Red Planet; anything else would be a bonus. Nearly ten years after its initial shift was up, Opportunity is still going strong. Read More >>

There Was Drinkable Water On Mars, According To Opportunity

Opportunity, aka The Little Rover That Could, is still making important discoveries 10 years into its Martian jaunt. After the devastating loss of twin rover Spirit in 2011, Opportunity rallied and kept trekking, only to recently discover a fascinating rock near Endurance Crater. Read More >>

Explore the Dark Side of Your Desk With This Wooden Curiosity Model

If you want a Curiosity rover of your own but don't quite have NASA's budget, you can save yourself £2,499,999,850 by going with designer Arnold Patrick Martin's beautiful wooden model. It doesn't move, the cameras don't work, and it probably won't survive a trip to Mars, but it's also only £100. Read More >>

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NASA Defaces Mars With Massive Cock Drawing

Apparently this was an accident, but really? Someone's obviously got a sense of humour at NASA's rover control (or access to Photoshop?). Poor Opportunity, just going about its own business while some pecker takes advantage of its innocent wanderings. It's bad enough it got replaced by Curiosity and left on Mars to die, but this? Maybe it's just Opportunity getting its own back. [NASA via Reddit via HuffPo] Read More >>

Street View Hits Mars With This 4-Gigapixel Panoramic

There's been no shortage of Mars pictures since Curiosity landed. We've got Martian mountains, rover selfies, the works. But thanks to a little image stitching by a clever dude back here on Earth, now we have Mars Street View, kind of. Read More >>

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Was This Photo of the Mars Curiosity Rover Taken By an Alien or What?

This is, without a doubt, the best photo of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. Taken on a Martian flat spot called John Klein, the image was just published by scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It looks she asked someone passing by to take her camera and shoot the picture. Read More >>


"Snakes on a Planet?" asks the Mars Curiosity Rover to herself, "no, but this sinuous rock formation I spotted on Mars looks like one." WHATEVER, Mars Curiosity Rover! I've had enough of your lies! Read More >>

NASA Discovers Mysterious Spheres On Mars

NASA claims that new mysterious spheres discovered by the Mars Opportunity rover are puzzling researchers to no end. According to Opportunity's principal investigator, Steve Squyres of Cornell University in Ithaca, "this is one of the most extraordinary pictures from the whole mission." Read More >>

The Best Mars Panorama Yet Feels Just Like Being There

This morning Hans Nyberg sent me the most impressive panorama I've seen of Mars yet, made from images released by NASA on August 27. Put it at full screen and look around. It's like being right there, but with oxygen and air conditioning. Read More >>

Curiosity Vaporises Rocks With Its Nuclear-Powered Laser

NASA's only just got to Mars, well, for the third time, but it's already started shooting up the place. Curiosity let the Martian rock feel the wrath of her 1 million watt laser, vaporising the thing and any aliens that got in her way*. Read More >>

Seven Years In the Life of One of the Engineers of the Mars Curiosity Rover

With all the excitement of the seven minutes of terror and glory, it's easy to forget that there were seven years of suffering and hard work to make it all happen. Seven years of the life of people like Adam Steltzner or our friend Mark Rober, the iPad costume guy. Read More >>

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First Colour 360-Degree Panorama Sent By Curiosity Rover Shows No Sailors Fighting In the Dance Hall

It's Curiosity's day 3 on the Gale Crater, Mars and all systems are running as expected. There is no sign of sailors fighting in the dance hall, cavemen or any freaky show, and here's the first natural 360-degree colour panorama image to prove it. Read More >>


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