Sort of looks like my front yard.
The NASA team is doin an AMA on reddit
From their reddit thread
We're a group of engineers from landing night, plus team members (scientists and engineers) working on surface operations. Here's the list of participants:
Bobak Ferdowsi aka “Mohawk Guy” - Flight Director
Steve Collins aka “Hippy NASA Guy” - Cruise Attitude Control/System engineer
Aaron Stehura - EDL Systems Engineer
Jonny Grinblat aka “Pre-celebration Guy” - Avionics System Engineer
Brian Schratz - EDL telecommunications lead
Keri Bean - Mastcam uplink lead/environmental science theme group lead
Rob Zimmerman - Power/Pyro Systems Engineer
Steve Sell - Deputy Operations Lead for EDL
Scott McCloskey -* Turret Rover Planner
Magdy Bareh - Fault Protection
@MarsCuriosity Twitter Team
Edit: Found a great video on Youtube posted by one of the guys that helped build Curiosity. Basically it's about what it means to have spent 7 years of your life working on something and seeing it come off with great success.
In the first-ever planet-to-planet music broadcast, NASA’s Mars rover, Curiosity, beamed a new song by Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas to Earth on Tuesday, playing an mp3 file to an audience of engineers and students at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
Self shot on Mars
MARS ROVER CURIOSITY FINDS SIGNS OF ANCIENT STREAM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scientists say NASA's newest Mars rover has found signs that a stream once flowed across the surface near the site where it landed.
Curiosity touched down in a crater near the Martian equator last month. The red planet today is dusty and dry but scientists think it was once warmer and wetter.
Evidence of an ancient stream came from analyzing the size and shapes of pebbles and gravel near Gale Crater. Mission scientists said Thursday it appeared the water was fast-moving and deep.
Images from space have provided hints of a watery past at Curiosity's landing site. The latest discovery on the ground confirms that.
Curiosity is headed toward a spot where three types of terrain meet. Its ultimate destination is a mountain rising from the center of the crater.
long live NAS****
long live NAS****
I can't believe any of you believe this. Haven't you seen Capricorn One?
When does it make out with Ally Sheedy?
I wonder why they never land by the mountain that's supposed to be a face. It's a conspiracy to continue to deny aliens exist.
According to Sci-Tech Today, NASA has begun to lower expectations for an impending announcement of a discovery made by the Mars Curiosity that was previously described as â€śearthshakingâ€ť and â€śone for the history books.â€ť Now the discovery, to be officially announced at a conference to be held in the first week of December 2012, is being described as â€śinteresting.â€ť
Speculation had abounded that the Mars Curiosity had found indications of life on Mars, either past or present. Considering how previous â€śearthshakingâ€ť discoveries have failed to pan out, NASA has been taking a cautious approach of verifying the data before releasing it. Indeed, it seems that the initial reaction may have been too enthusiastic.
It'll be posted on soonersports.com this afternoon.
We need to aggressively pursue Mars for big12 expansion. Exclusive TV rights on Mars would totally blow SEC and B1G out of this world. Think of the recruiting implications. Imagine the possibilities.
Curiosity Rover â€Ź@MarsCuriosity Why the wait? We're moving at the speed of science. My team needed time to analyze the data
All clear on the 2040 asteroid
The researchers behind the latest study say the asteroid shouldn't get any closer than 550,000 miles (890,000 kilometers) â€” about twice the distance between Earth and the moon.
A record-setting blast of gamma rays from a dying star in a distant galaxy has wowed astronomers around the world. The eruption, which is classified as a gamma-ray burst, or GRB, and designated GRB 130427A, produced the highest-energy light ever detected from such an event.
"We have waited a long time for a gamma-ray burst this shockingly, eye-wateringly bright," said Julie McEnery, project scientist for the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. "The GRB lasted so long that a record number of telescopes on the ground were able to catch it while space-based observations were still ongoing."
So the drone will find the Prothean ruins soon.... ****.