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This week in space: NASA fact-checks the Enterprise, Curiosity controls its own laser, and Ceres’ mysterious remodeling

This week in space: NASA fact-checks the Enterprise, Curiosity controls its own laser, and Ceres’ mysterious remodeling Here’s what happened this week, in case you missed it the first time around.A remote update gave the Curiosity rover’s AI control over which rocks to vaporize with its on-board laser.

You Can Be the Curiosity Rover in NASA’s New Driving Game

You Can Be the Curiosity Rover in NASA’s New Driving Game Admit it: In your heart, you’re a space robot, laughing at death on Mars, while you pop a wheelie over an underground water cavern.The game is called Mars Rover and it was just released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a kind of anniversary present for the Curiosity rover’s 4th year on Mars.

NASA’s 2020 Mars rover may use a new technique to scan for ancient alien life

NASA’s 2020 Mars rover may use a new technique to scan for ancient alien life The 2020 rover will include an instrument called SHERLOC (Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman and Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals).We can only hope they are as clever in naming the rover itself—”the 2020 rover” lacks flair.

Curiosity offers new 360-degree panoramic views of strangely familiar rock formations on Mars

Curiosity offers new 360-degree panoramic views of strangely familiar rock formations on Mars gif, but for the best experience, you really should check out this click-to-pan 3D widget that NASA put out.Just like on Earth, sandstone subjected to wind erosion creates formations like arches, mesas and buttes, and the age of the formations can be discerned by their layers.

This Week In Space: Lost spacecraft found, Curiosity 360 camera, and a new neighbor orbiting Proxima Centauri

This Week In Space: Lost spacecraft found, Curiosity 360 camera, and a new neighbor orbiting Proxima Centauri Planetary science has made some fun advances this week via NASA, too: Curiosity and Cassini have both been acting like rock stars.Radar measurements and specular analysis confirm it: Titan has surface features just like Earth, but it has a methane cycle where Earth has a water cycle.

Ancient Mars may have harbored life for hundreds of millions of years

Ancient Mars may have harbored life for hundreds of millions of years For years, the conventional wisdom was that Mars existed as little more than a cold, barren dust ball in space.There’s even silica, which scientists are particularly happy about.

Mars rover plagued with ongoing rock drill malfunction

Mars rover plagued with ongoing rock drill malfunction Indeed, it’s wheels are getting banged up, the ChemCam autofocus has gone wonky, and now Curiosity’s rock drill stopped working on December 1.That’s why the rover was equipped with a percussion drill at the end of its 7-foot robotic arm.

Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity review - ChristCenteredGamer.com

Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity review - ChristCenteredGamer.com Unlike most Touhou games, this one is an action RPG, rather than a ‘bullet hell’ shooter.You have a third person view of the action, seeing your character fight against her opponents from an angle up above.

The year in space: Supernovas, gravitational waves, theoretical planets, and Hammer pants

The year in space: Supernovas, gravitational waves, theoretical planets, and Hammer pants The Great Observatory is still going strong after its 2009 tuneup, and now the Space Telescope Science Institute has a little bit more scratch to keep the Hubble project running until 2021.This year, the International Space Station made its 100,000th orbit around our planet.

6 upcoming space missions worth keeping an eye on

6 upcoming space missions worth keeping an eye on These are six of the most important upcoming missions that will get us there.We’ve been talking a lot about the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) lately — NASA has completed construction of the hardware, and is currently testing it on the ground.

Adam Sandler's Curiosity

Adam Sandler's Curiosity Some thing you always repost.21 hrs ago/r9k/ goes to the library 23 hrs agoAnon talks about the glories of Rome.

NASA reports two new breaks in Curiosity rover's wheel

NASA reports two new breaks in Curiosity rover's wheel As long as Curiosity can do science, NASA will make use of it.The harsh Martian terrain has not been kind to the rover’s wheels, though.

A rocket, a rover, and a moon: this week in space

A rocket, a rover, and a moon: this week in space Next week SpaceX is going to reuse its first reusable rocket, launching it from their new digs at Pad 39A.It was used in April 2016 to complete its first resupply mission of the International Space Station (including delivery of the Bigelow expandable habitat).

Curiosity Data Suggests Ancient Martian Lake Could Have Harbored Life

Curiosity Data Suggests Ancient Martian Lake Could Have Harbored Life NASA has previously released data from Curiosity that supports the idea that liquid water once flowed in Gale Crater (above).The new study is based on a detailed analysis of data from three and a half years of drill samples from Curiosity.

NASA Has a New Six-Figure Job Opening to Protect Earth From Aliens

NASA Has a New Six-Figure Job Opening to Protect Earth From Aliens Here’s how NASA’s job posting describes the position, which pays from $124,400 to $187,000: Planetary protection is concerned with the avoidance of organic-constituent and biological contamination in human and robotic space exploration.In other words: The PPO makes certain that Earth is not contaminated by extraterrestrial life forms that might arrive via meteorite or be deliberately brought back to Earth for further analysis.

NASA Celebrates 5 Years of Curiosity With New Mars Rover Video

NASA Celebrates 5 Years of Curiosity With New Mars Rover Video On August 6 2012, NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars and kicked off a new era of Martian exploration.It was NASA’s fourth rover mission to Mars over the past 20 years; previous missions successfully landed the Sojurner, Spirit, and Opportunity rovers.

The ISS is Getting the Most Powerful Computer Ever Sent to Space

The ISS is Getting the Most Powerful Computer Ever Sent to Space When SpaceX’s next mission launches on August 14, it won’t just be carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).When NASA builds a probe or a rover, they use CPUs and components that are laughably slow by modern standards.