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    Jokes abound for curiosity. The NASA rover, which will continue its road trip to Mars, which began almost ten years ago, has had to face many difficulties in recent days. On April 13, Curiosity temporarily damaged one of its wheels on a rock on the Red Planet. Enough to give some cold sweat to the engineers operating the robot a few million kilometers away. Temporarily locked wheel On Wednesday, April 13, the Curiosity robot quietly continued its journey on the red planet when one of its six wheels got stuck in a rock. A pebble in his shoe He is not in it Very obvious to get rid of. “Although the situation on Earth can be easily resolved, it is more complicated when navigators are 254 million kilometers away.”To explain Thomas Appare, astronomer, On Twitter. Wheel of the Curiosity rover on Mars on April 17, 2022. (NASA / JPL-CALTECH / MSSS) Fortunately, the teams in charge of piloting curiosity in California succeeded in their maneuver to free the robot from this awkward pose. “If the...
    (CNN)This may be the closest we will ever come to finding a flower on Mars. During its ongoing investigation of Martian rocks in Gale Crater, the Curiosity rover stumbled on a tiny surprise. The rock artifact, which resembles a piece of coral or a flower, is smaller than a penny. The Martian "flower" and the spherical pieces next to it were likely "made in the ancient past when minerals carried by water cemented the rock," according to NASA. Curiosity took an image of the little rock arrangement on February 24 using the Mars Hand Lens Imager, a camera located on the end of its robotic arm. Curiosity rover spies colorful iridescent clouds on MarsThe find is similar to other small features Curiosity has spotted in the past, all of which were formed "when mineralizing fluids traveled throudagh conduits in the rock," according to the agency. Previously, the Opportunity rover also spotted Martian "blueberries," little mineral spherules indicative of once watery soil on the red planet.Read MoreEach image Curiosity collects and shares of these features is helping researchers piece together the...
    Mesmerising footage of the Martian sky showing clouds drifting overhead has been captured by NASA's Curiosity rover. But rather than being made of water like on Earth, these are composed of carbon dioxide ice because of how high they are on the Red Planet.  Martian clouds are very faint in the atmosphere, so special imaging techniques are needed to see them and produce footage like these two eight-second clips. They were made using images taken by Curiosity on the 3,325th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission, on December 12, 2021. In one clip, shadows from the clouds can be seen drifting across the terrain, while the other captures the clouds in the sky directly above Curiosity.  Mesmerising footage of the Martian sky showing clouds drifting overhead has been captured by NASA's Curiosity rover Rather than being made of water like on Earth, these are composed of carbon dioxide ice because of how high they are on the Red Planet Martian clouds are very faint in the atmosphere, so special imaging techniques are needed to see them and produce footage...
    Carbon discovered in Martian sediments by NASA's Curiosity rover has three plausible origins — including being a chemical trace of ancient microscopic life. This is the conclusion of Pennsylvania State-led experts, who said the carbon may also have come from cosmic dust or the ultraviolet breakdown of carbon dioxide. The bacterial theory involves methane, produced by microorganisms living underground, being broken down by ultraviolet radiation on reaching the surface. All three of these scenarios, the researchers explained, are 'unconventional', in that they are quite 'unlike processes common on Earth.' Curiosity landed on Mars on August 6, 2012 — and since has been roaming around Gale Crater collecting and analysing rock samples, relaying the data back to Earth. Carbon has been found in ancient Martian sediments from half-a-dozen locations, including one that comprised an exposed cliff. Scroll down for video Carbon discovered in Martian sediments by NASA's Curiosity rover (pictured) has three plausible origins — including being a chemical trace of ancient microscopic life Carbon has two stable isotopes — C¹² and C¹³ — with the ratio between the two offering insights...
    NASA is set to pause most of its robotic Mars missions for safety reasons ahead of a two-week blackout caused by the Red Planet's position in space. The rovers Perseverance and Curiosity, as well as helicopter Ingenuity and the lander InSight, will all lose connection with Earth from October 2 when Mars moves behind the sun from our planet's perspective. This position in its orbit, called solar conjunction, happens every two years and can disrupt interplanetary communications and lead to 'unexpected behaviour from our deep space explorers', NASA said in a statement. The rovers Perseverance (pictured) and Curiosity, as well as helicopter Ingenuity and the lander InSight, will all lose connection with Earth between October 2 and October 16 Solar conjunction, when Mars moves behind the sun from Earth's perspective (pictured), happens every two years and can disrupt interplanetary communications WHICH NASA MARS MISSIONS WILL BE HIT BY THE BLACKOUT?  NASA is planning to stop sending commands to most of its Mars missions during a communications blackout between October 2 and 16. Instead, the various robots will be given 'homework' to carry out...
    Babies who seem the most captivated by magic tricks go on to become more curious children — and may also be more intelligent — a study has found. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore studied the curiosity of infants from the age of 11 months to three years. They found that the children's interest in seemingly magical events — like a floating toy or a ball that passed through a wall — remained constant as they developed. Furthermore, the babies who appeared most intrigued by such illusions went on to become more curious toddlers, the team found. 'Something about a baby's curiosity about magic tricks is predicting how curious they become as pre-schoolers,' said study co-author Lisa Feigenson. 'What the data suggest is that some three-year-olds have a leg up or seem particularly well positioned to learn a lot about the world.'  Babies who seem the most captivated by magic tricks go on to become more curious children — and may also be more intelligent — a study has found THE MAGIC OF MAGIC  Past research in Professor Feigenson's...
    Curiosity Rover NASA Was able to capture this Saturday’s series Amazing pictures of clouds Tuesday, Which indicates the presence of water in the atmosphere of the red planet. According to NASA, Clouds are rare and they are located in thin atmospheres Tuesday, But they usually form at the Earth’s equator. Scientists noted that last year, at Earth time two years ago, clouds began to form more than expected. Nine described NASA What “Whiskey puffs filled with ice crystals scattering the light of the setting sun, some of which glow with color”. Black and white images taken by the Curiosity Rover line. In this way, the images provided new insights to the Curiosity team NASA. In the first results, scientists confirmed that the first clouds are higher than most Martian clouds, which are usually about 37 miles (about 60 km) from the planet’s surface and are formed by ice.. NASA says high-altitude clouds are made up of frozen carbon dioxide or dry ice. “When viewed after sunset, its ice crystals catch a dim light so that they glow...
    NASA'S Curiosity rover has snapped a gorgeous selfie from the surface of Mars. The intrepid robot explorer has been rolling around Mars for a decade – but its latest snap is one of the best so far. 2Nasa's Curiosity rover used two cameras to create this epic space selfie Curiosity snapped a total of 60 images that were stitched together to create a Martian panoramic. The selfie was captured using Curiosity's robotic arm on March 26 – or the 3,070th Martian day (sol) of the mission. These images were also combined with a further 11 photographs taken using the Mastcam on the rover's "head". Curiosity is pictured in front of Mont Mercou. 2This is a closer Curiosity image of Mount Mercou, which is seen in the selfieCredit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS The grandiose sounding name refers to a rock formation that stands just 20 feet tall. You can also see a new drill hole at a rock sample called Nontron, which is the mission's 30th sample so far. Curiosity's drill powderises samples before trickling them inside the rover. Scientists can use these samples...
    NASA is hoping to land its Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars later today and a cool YouTube videos shows some of the stunning scenes it will see. The amazing 4K Video was put together by Elder Fox Documentaries and uses actual images from Mars taken by Nasa's curiosity rover. 1The red surface of Mars is brought to life in the 4k videoCredit: Nasa / YouTube / ElderFox Documentaries The video is ready to watch on YouTube and shows Mars's rocky red surface. All the images were captured by Nasa's Curiosity rover a bit like a selfie and then the selfie arm is removed from the image. The caption of the video explains: "Although this looks like an image taken by some sort of Martian, it is actually the result of dozens of exposures taken by a camera on the rovers robotic arm. "The arm is then digitally removed from each image before they are stitched together in the usual way. "This provides the Engineers at NASA with a clear view of Curiosity, to check it is...
    NASA’s Curiosity Rover has spotted a dust devil traveling across the surface of Mars. The rover captured remarkable footage of the dust devil from its vantage point in Mars’ Gale Crater. “It’s almost summer in Gale crater, which puts us in a period of strong surface heating that lasts from early spring through mid-summer,” said Claire Newman, atmospheric scientist at Aeolis Research, in a blog post. “Stronger surface heating tends to produce stronger convection and convective vortices, which consist of fast winds whipping around low pressure cores.” NASA’S CURIOSITY MARS ROVER CELEBRATES 8 YEARS ON THE RED PLANET The animated GIF shows a dust devil was captured over a five-minute period by the rover’s NAVCAM (Navigation Cameras) on Martian day, or Sol, 2847. “We often have to process these images, by enhancing what’s changed between them, before dust devils clearly show up,” Newman explained in the post. “But this dust devil was so impressive that -- if you look closely! -- you can just see it moving to the right, at the border between the darker and lighter slopes, even in...
    Images of Mars captured by various NASA rovers as they trundle along the surface of the Red Planet have been remastered and 'upscaled' by a team of space fans. British YouTubers ElderFox Documentaries have taken thousands of pictures and converted them into ultra high definition for a 'world first' view of the Red Planet. The team describe their documentary as 'the most lifelike experience of being on Mars' and since being uploaded on July 17 it has had over 2.3 million views.  They put the images together into a ten minute video that takes the viewer on a journey through the eyes of the NASA Spirit, Curiosity and Opportunity rovers. The video opens with a narrator saying 'the images in this video are all real' telling viewers to 'sit back, relax and enjoy this journey across another world'.  British YouTubers ElderFox Documentaries have taken thousands of pictures and converted them into ultra high definition for a 'world first' view of the Red Planet There is no 'live footage' of the Red Planet from the NASA rovers but the team...
    NASA is asking people to 'take a virtual tour of Mars' using images taken of the Red Planet by its Curiosity Rover and help to label rocks and other surface features. The project, known as AI4Mars, is designed to improve an artificial intelligence algorithm that will help future Martian rovers move across the planet's surface. The simulation was designed by a team from NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a way to help future rovers spot potential obstacles and avoid getting stuck.  The projected is hosted on the citizen science site Zooniverse and involves volunteers labelling terrain features in thousands of pictures of the Red Planet.  NASA hopes that having a more effective algorithm - similar to the ones used in self driving cars - will prevent future rovers suffering the same fate as Spirit which got stuck in a sand pit that ended its mission after seven years.  NASA is asking people to 'take a virtual tour of Mars' using images taken of the Red Planet by its Curiosity Rover and help to label rocks and other surface features...
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