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Start rolling from Bradbury

Curiosity starts rolling, landing site named Bradbury Landing: PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has begun driving from its landing site, which scientists announced today they have named for the late author Ray Bradbury….


I can see my home town

Today, the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) instrument on MSG-3 captured its first image of the Earth. This demonstrates that Europe’s latest geostationary weather satellite, launched on 5 July, is performing well and…


Have a look around

Curiosity looking north to the rim of Gale crater. Get out your 3D-glasses. There’s a ditch on the way to the edge. So best to go the other way 🙂 Click for a larger version….



Littering the galactic neighborhood

This close-up view shows NASA’s Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars. The image was captured about 24 hours after the rover made its grand appearance on Mars. (HiRISE)


Gotcha!

This picture was taken with the HiRISE camera of the MRO. Great work, shooting the descending Curiosity Rover still in its package. Maybe the heat shield was off, don’t know. Here‘s the picture of the…