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NASA Mars Mission: No Little Green Men -- Yet

NASA debunks rumors of new evidence of life on Mars, but its Curiosity rover continues to make many smaller discoveries. Some of NASA's latest images raise interesting questions.
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One little known fact about Curiosity is that the tread marks on the rover's wheels leave an imprint in Morse code that spells out "JPL" for Jet Propulsion Lab, which is mission central for the Mars project. The holes in the wheels leave tracks that help the SUV-like vehicle drive more accurately. Curiosity navigates using visual odometry software that measures terrain features to calculate distances as it goes from one location to another. Credit: NASA

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4/4/2013 | 7:11:38 PM
re: NASA Mars Mission: No Little Green Men -- Yet
OK, lets say that no little green men currently exist on Mars. The photo of Curiosity as headlined in Google News begs a question that i'm curtain NASA has a sterling answer for. Allowing that only one rover set down as Curiosity landed and no Astronauts, just who or what took the picture of Curiosity. The photo shows all of Curiosity's appendages in place and there are no apparent arms or poles or strings or anything else sticking out to hold the camera that took this photo. Hmmm!
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