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Re: LIVE: MSL Curiosity Post Landing SOL 1 onwards Update Thread
« Reply #1520 on: 06/03/2022 12:24 pm »

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« Reply #1521 on: 06/03/2022 02:11 pm »
I wonder if tape could fix that ? tape can fix everything.  8)

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« Reply #1522 on: 06/03/2022 02:14 pm »
I wonder if tape could fix that ? tape can fix everything.  8)

Do bandaids count as tape?

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« Reply #1523 on: 06/03/2022 02:38 pm »
I wonder if tape could fix that ? tape can fix everything.  8)

Not just any old tape. Duck Tape.

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IIRC someone at NASA said that Curiosity's drive motors had enough torque that it could drive on the titanium spokes. That is a big chunk out of the wheel, though a solid third of it (the part supported by the rim, where the spokes connect) looks to be in good shape.
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Re: LIVE: MSL Curiosity Post Landing SOL 1 onwards Update Thread
« Reply #1525 on: 08/04/2022 07:00 am »
https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/26903/curiosity-10-years-of-martian-mountain-climbing/

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August 02, 2022

Since landing on Mars in August 2012, NASA's Curiosity rover has been exploring 3-mile-high Mt. Sharp in Gale Crater. The rover has climbed more than 2,000 feet (612 meters), reaching progressively younger rocks that serve as a record on how Mars has evolved from a wet, habitable planet to a cold desert environment.

Some other accomplishments by Curiosity:

Acquired 494,540 images

Returned 3,102 gigabytes of data to Earth

Drilled 35 samples and scooped 6

Its findings yielded 883 science papers

For more information about the mission, go to: https://mars.nasa.gov/msl.

Information current as of July 2022.

https://twitter.com/doug_ellison/status/1554718673994076160

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Well - someone found our birthday present a couple of days early :)  mars.nasa.gov/resources/2690Ö   Me,  @PlanetaryKeri, @abbyfrae, @dangoods conspired with the incredible artist @JustinVG to celebrate our incredible mission's 10 year anniversary with an appropriately awesome poster

twitter.com/doug_ellison/status/1554719481015848960

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On the back - some of our headline stats over the past 10 years.  These are as of a few weeks ago..by Friday I'm pretty sure we will have crossed the 500,000 image mark which is an extraordinary amount of sightseeing and science.

https://twitter.com/doug_ellison/status/1554719742950522880

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We gave Justin the brief of mixing a 1980s Land Rover advert with our bi-color thanksgiving postcard from last year....and he just NAILED it.

twitter.com/doug_ellison/status/1554720304403922944

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A few little Easter eggs...a feed extended drill obviously - and those clouds are inspired by one of our twilight cloud movies from a year or so ago

https://twitter.com/doug_ellison/status/1554720934602297345

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I can't think of a more appropriate way to celebrate this landmark than doing what we've done for a decade....sharing the excitement of exploration with the world. Hope you all like it!

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Re: LIVE: MSL Curiosity Post Landing SOL 1 onwards Update Thread
« Reply #1526 on: 08/06/2022 01:47 am »
On the @MarsCuriosity rover team, scientists and engineers across the world work hand-in-hand to take giant leaps, find creative solutions, and accomplish the impossible daily, and we strive to do just that here on the @Space_Station. Happy 10th landing anniversary, Curiosity!

https://twitter.com/astro_watkins/status/1555703393594884096

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Re: LIVE: MSL Curiosity Post Landing SOL 1 onwards Update Thread
« Reply #1527 on: 08/06/2022 06:17 am »
NASAís Curiosity Rover Turns 10: Hereís What Itís Learned (Mars News Report Aug. 5, 2022)

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NASAís Curiosity Mars rover set out to answer a big question when it landed on the Red Planet 10 years ago: Could Mars have supported ancient life? Scientists have discovered the answer is yes and have been working to learn more about the planetís past habitable environment.

In this Mars Report, Curiosity Deputy Project Scientist Abigail Fraeman provides an update on the roverís capabilities a decade after landing in Gale Crater. Now, Curiosity is heading to an area that may help answer how long ancient life could have persisted on the Red Planet as Mars went through significant changes in the climate.

Read more about where Curiosity is currently exploring. Download a poster celebrating Curiosityís 10 years on Mars here.

Some of the images in the video include color enhancement that exaggerates small changes in color from place to place in the Martian scene. This makes it easier for the science team to use their everyday experience to interpret the landscape. For instance, the sky on Mars would not actually look blue to a human explorer on the Red Planet, but pinkish.

For more information on NASA's Mars missions, visit mars.nasa.gov.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS/JHU-APL

Tony De La Rosa

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