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NASA’s ‘Other’ Mars Rover Sends Back a Selfie to Remind Us It Still Exists

NASA’s ‘Other’ Mars Rover Sends Back a Selfie to Remind Us It Still Exists

Curiosity took this selfie, with Mont Mercou in the background, on March 26, 2021. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS The newly landed Perseverance rover is understandably stealing much of the limelight these days, which means Curiosity—after 10 years of faithful service—is suddenly having to play second fiddle. Curiosity’s latest selfie reminds us that the six-wheeled probe is very …

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Listen to Lasers Zapping Rocks on Mars in Perseverance’s Latest Dispatch

Listen to Lasers Zapping Rocks on Mars in Perseverance’s Latest Dispatch

Mosaic view of a Martian rock dubbed “Yeehgo,” captured by the SuperCam instrument on the Perseverance rover. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL/CNES/CNRS/ASU/MSSS Unprecedented audio recordings taken by NASA’s Perseverance rover are transporting us to the surface of the Red Planet, allowing us to hear the sound of a gentle alien breeze, and the click-clicking of lasers zapping a …

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NASA’s Perseverance rover carried a family portrait of its robotic siblings to Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover carried a family portrait of its robotic siblings to Mars

Like any good piece of high-tech hardware, NASA’s Perseverance rover features an Easter egg hidden in plain sight. Since landing on Mars on February 18th, NASA has been sharing thousands of photos captured by the rover. And if you look close enough, as Space did, you’ll catch a decal bolted to the top of its …

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