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We’re NASA And We Know It Pairs That Song You Hate With The Curiosity Rover

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We were all excited when the incredibly complex (some might even say over-engineered) entry decent and landing scheme for the Curiosity’s arrival on Mars resulted in a successful touchdown last week. The hugs and cheers seen on the NASA JPL feed were echoed at dozens of Curiosity parties that were happening simultaneously all across the country. The buzz for the landing was so high that it even turned Curiosity’s Flight Director and resident “mohawk guy,” Bobak Ferdowsi, into an Internet sensation. But some people were even more psyched by the landing, psyched enough to turn LMFAO’s “I’m Sexy and I Know It” into a new anthem for NASA and the team at JPL. Oh come on, it’s not that bad. At least they didn’t use “Call Me Maybe.”

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Curiosity Sends Back First Full-Color Panoramic Shot From Gale Crater

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In the few days since NASA’s Curiosity rover touched down in Gale Crater on Mars, we’ve already seen some truly amazing shots from the surface of our ruddy celestial neighbor. Now NASA has upped the bar yet again by releasing the first full-color panorama taken of Curiosity’s landing site.

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The Most Amazing Mars Images Sent Back By Curiosity So Far

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Curiosity is entering is third day on Mars and, though this is only the beginning, NASA has already started releasing some pretty amazing photos from the red planet. Here’s just a few of our favorites so far…

This one is my favorite and it’s also one of the few color images NASA has released. The above photo shows Curiosity’s heat shield during the rover’s descent to the surface of Mars.

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Has Landed On Mars, Sends Back 2 Photos

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Monday morning at 1:31 a.m. EDT, NASA’s Curiosity rover officially touched down on the surface of Mars. Best of all, everything checks out. Early word is that everything is fine with the rover, so fine that if you were watching NASA’s live feed of the event, what you saw were a lot of hard-working NASA engineers celebrating and hugging while completely ignoring all the data appearing on their computers and calls for attention coming from their superiors. What you saw was this…

NASA engineers celebrate Curiosity’s successful landing.