NASA finds evidence that it snows dry ice on Mars

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It might not be accurately termed “a snowball’s chance in hell” but it comes close.  NASA thinks it might be snowing on Mars, just not the sort of snow we’d expect.  NASA has obtained evidence that it snows Dry Ice, the stuff we use to simulate fog in haunted houses.  That’s pretty cool given that…

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Mars Curiosity Rover leaves tracks visible from space

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Curiosity Rover has certainly left its mark on the planet Mars.  Photos taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have been released showing the tire tracks left by Curiosity on the planet’s surface.  The bluish color spots are where Curiosity landed (named Bradbury landing after famous science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury) blowing Mars dust away from…

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Curiosity sending back telescopic images of nearby Mars features

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As part of the Mars Science Lab Mission (MSL), Curiosity is now sending back telescopic images from Mars.  This image is from a test series used to characterize the 100-millimeter Mast Camera on NASA’s Curiosity rover.  It was taken on Aug. 23, 2012, and looks south-southwest from the rover’s landing site.  The 100-millimeter Mastcam has…

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