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NASA rover destined for Mars in 2020

NASA rover destined for Mars in 2020

NASA has announced that it will send a rover to the Red Planet in 2020 in preparation for an eventual manned-mission. This will be one of several crafts that have orbited or explored Mars, joining the ranks of Opportunity and the latest, Curiosity. The rover will be preceded by InSight, which will be sent in 2016 to explore whether the planet's core is liquid or solid.

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NASA Curiosity Rover checks in using foursquare

NASA Curiosity Rover checks in using foursquare

I think most everyone is familiar with foursquare. This is a service that lets you check in to show people where you are or where you've been. The more check-ins you make at a specific place, the closer you come the being the mayor of whatever that specific place is. Curiosity is one-step closer to being the mayor of Mars.

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NASA coming up with ideas for future Mars missions

NASA coming up with ideas for future Mars missions

Curiosity is currently at the center of the public's attention when it comes to space exploration, but NASA scientists have started shooting around ideas for future missions to Mars. Ultimately, scientists would like to retrieve rocks from the surface of Mars and bring them back to Earth for more in-depth examination, though they aren't planning to have humans on the red planet until the 2030s. One of NASA's mission ideas, however, could have humans involved in Mars missions long before the 2030s roll around.

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Curiosity snaps pictures of Martian eclipses

Curiosity snaps pictures of Martian eclipses

The Curiosity Rover snapped pictures of Martian eclipses recently that NASA believes will help scientists better understand the interior structure and composition of Mars. Curiosity took pictures of the tiny moon Phobos last week as the moon eclipsed the sun. Curiosity also took photos of other partial lunar eclipses caused by Phobos and Deimos.

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Awesome Curiosity landing video gets sound effects

Awesome Curiosity landing video gets sound effects

Back in late August NASA offered up a video to go along with the Curiosity Rover landing allowing us to watch the final phases of descent in full motion. That original video lacked any sound effects making it an eerily quiet plummet towards the surface of the red planet. A new video for the Mars Curiosity Rover descent has now turned up on YouTube.

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Curiosity Rover robotic arm tests are nearly complete

Curiosity Rover robotic arm tests are nearly complete

One of the most interesting NASA missions to Mars ever conducted saw a giant Rover dubbed Curiosity land on the surface of the red planet not long ago. So far, Curiosity has driven around the landscape a bit and conducted a few minor experiments and tests getting prepared for its main mission. The Curiosity team has been testing the rover's robotic arm to get ready for the first examination of Martian rock.

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