When Curiosity Landed On Mars of the Day

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Holy schnikes -- Mark Rober's story could well qualify as a heartwarming tearjerker.

An engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, Rober has spent the past seven years of his life working on the Curiosity Rover.

Watch as his whole world comes down to seven heart-pounding minutes.

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LMFAO Parody of the Day

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The Mars Curiosity rover -- and its team -- get down in "NASA and We Know It."

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360° Mars Panorama of the Day

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Now we can explore the Red Planet in high-res, thanks to a new interactive panorama of Mars stitched together from shots taken at the Curiosity rover's landing site.

For the mohawk guy in us all.

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Carl Sagan's Message To Mars of the Day

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In 1996, just months before he died, astronomer/astrophysicist/author Carl Sagan recorded this message to future colonists living on Mars.

Very interesting to hear 16 years later, in the light of Curiosity's landing, and cuts jeopardizing our national space programs.

Hopefully a few politicians are listening to his words of wisdom.

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Death To The King Size of the Day

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Death To The King Size of the Day: Mars announced yesterday it plans to phase out the King Size versions of its beloved candy bars by 2013 as part of a plan to reduce the number of calories in each of its snacks to 250.

That means the regular-size versions of such candy bars as Snickers and  Mars, which are both currently above 250