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  1. NASA Is Discussing Its 2020 #JourneyToMars Today at Noon ET, Watch it Live

    Get your ass to the live stream of NASA talking about getting their ass to Mars.

    NASA plans to send another rover to Mars in 2020, and they'll be discussing some of the details of that mission today. Included in those details will be what instruments the rover will carry, and that will give us an idea of exactly what it will be capable of looking for once it lands. You can watch the full announcement right here.

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  2. NASA Shows Off New Rover That Could Let Astronauts Cruise Around Mars

    One giant leap for rover kind?

    Getting humans to Mars is a goal NASA and other organizations hope to achieve in the near future, but what will we do when we get there? Why not drive around a bit? NASA has just the vehicle for the job with its omni-drive rover. It even has suit-ports so astronauts can hop out and check things out up close. I guess my only question is, hey NASA, can I borrow your car?

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  3. Curiosity Rover May Risk Life In Dangerous “Dingo Gap”

    Maybe the dingo will eat our rover.

    This week NASA is deliberating sending their Curiosity rover on an expedition into Dingo Gap- a mission that they admit could bring an end to Curiosity's quest for knowledge, and leaving her to die a lonely death far from our comforting embrace.

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  4. NASA Gets Sued For Not Noticing That Mars Mystery Rock Is Totally An Alien

    You got served, NASA!

    The Case of The Jelly Doughnut-Rock On Mars has yet to be cracked, and in an extreme development yesterday, one alien enthusiast is even suing NASA for failing to pursue the extraterrestrial origins of Pinnacle Island. Thanks to the e-mails that we've also been getting from the Plaintiff, we can tell you exactly why he's pursuing legal action.

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  5. William Shatner Thinks Martians Might Be Throwing Rocks At Our Rover

    Stop confusing people and go find us some cheap plane tickets, Shats old boy!

    The case of the jelly-doughnut rock on Mars is still being cracked, and at a NASA panel reflecting on the Rovers' accomplishments, it was revealed that even late-to-the-game William Shatner thinks Martians might be behind the mysteriously composed rock.

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  6. Stop What You’re Doing and Look at This Billion-Pixel Panorama of Mars

    In case you were wondering what your next desktop background should be...here you go. You're welcome.

    No, seriously, check it out. This is the first gigapixel image produced from almost 900 images snapped by the Curiosity Rover, and all billion-plus pixels of it are totally amazing. The clarity with which you can see the rocky landscape of the Red Planet, looking south from the it's perch at the so-called Rock Nest, is unmatched by any images we've seen. It's like being there. You can almost feel the Martian wind blowing crimson sand past you. You can see the amazing panorama courtesy of NASA right here, along with the option to view the image on a cylinder, look at raw and color-corrected versions, and of course zoom in to get a better look at the details of what certainly seems like every rock on the planet.

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  7. It Seems That NASA Has Drawn a Giant Penis on the Surface of Mars

    We love photos from space as much as the next guy, but there are some pictures we probably never need to see. Like when one of NASA's Mars rovers leaves a distinctly phallic line of tracks in the dirt, inscribing what looks for all the world like the sort of crude drawing of a penis you can see on men's room walls the world over on the face of another planet. 

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  8. Amateur Astronomers May Have Found Long Lost Russian Mars Lander

     

    In 1971 , Russia put the first lander on Mars that survived its touchdown on the Red Planet, as Mars 3 was able to transmit data back from Mars to Earth -- for a grand total of nearly 15 seconds. After that amazing quarter of a minute, Mars 3 went dark for unknown reasons, and was never heard from again, becoming lost to the annals of space exploration. Now, though, a group of Russian Mars enthusiasts working with recent photos from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter think they've found the wreckage of the long lost lander.

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  9. Curiosity Rover Gets Latest Taste Of Martian Bedrock, Chemical Analysis Underway

    The Curiosity Rover got its latest taste of Martian bedrock drilled from the planet's surface this week, and we are left to assume that it tasted like victory. Victory and sand, sure, but mostly victory. After penetrating the surface of the planet earlier this month, yesterday saw Curiosity ingest samples into its internal chemistry labs, meaning new analysis of previously untouched Martian soil is officially under way.

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  10. Buzz Kill: No Organic Molecules Found On Mars So Far, Says NASA

    NASA has taken it upon itself to make sure we're not all getting too excited about the possibility of life on Mars, stepping in today to let everyone know that the Curiosity Rover has not found organic molecules -- which could indicate the presence of organic life in the planet's history -- on the Red Planet.

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