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Curiosity Pulls into Kimberly and Spies Curvy Terrain For Drilling Action
universetoday.com ^ | March 22, 2014 | Ken Kremer on

Posted on 03/23/2014 9:37:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The six wheeled Martian dune buggy drove into the dazzling Kimberly waypoint this week after traversing a swath of otherworldly dune fields since passing through a gateway known as the ‘Dingo Gap’ sand dune some six weeks ago.

The robot’s arm has been deployed to investigate the most scientifically productive spots to touch Kimberly’s textured outcrops for detailed scrutiny.

The science team has been hunting for tasty rock outcrops suitable for the first drilling campaign since she departed the dried out lakebed at Yellowknife Bay in July 2013 and began her epic trek across the floor of Gale Crater towards the base of Mount Sharp.

(Excerpt) Read more at universetoday.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: galecrater; mars; mountsharp; thingsthatsounddirty

1 posted on 03/23/2014 9:37:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Quite a salacious headline.


2 posted on 03/23/2014 10:04:19 PM PDT by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Ken H

Yup.

Boring article. Clever headline.


3 posted on 03/23/2014 10:05:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Ha...Fracking on the moon.


4 posted on 03/23/2014 10:24:58 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: spokeshave
Ha...Fracking on the moon.

Did you attend the Sheila Jackson Lee school for space navigation? Curiosity is on Mars.

5 posted on 03/23/2014 10:53:10 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: KarlInOhio

lol


6 posted on 03/24/2014 12:45:38 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Thanks BenLurkin. No pics, but extra to APoD anyway.


7 posted on 03/24/2014 7:09:00 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Here’s hoping that Curiosity stays curious about the elements that are plentiful on Mars.

Thank you for the APOD extra.


8 posted on 03/24/2014 8:31:49 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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