Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Mars Curiosity Rover Takes Its Longest Drive Yet (Without Drawing a Penis)

by Shane McGlaun

NASA has announced that the Curiosity Rover took its longest drive yet on the surface of Mars earlier this week. The longest one-day drive in the rover’s history occurred on September 5, putting it within viewing distance of a patch of rocks NASA calls Waypoint 1. NASA says that arriving at Waypoint 1 will signal that Curiosity is about 1/5th of the way to Mount Sharp, which is its ultimate destination.

curio-rov

During this drive Curiosity traveled 464 feet to a location called Panorama Point where it took photos of the rocky outcrop it’s heading towards. Click the image below for a hi-res view of this rocky vista.

mars_curiosity_panorama_pointzoom in

The good news is this time NASA engineers have apparently succeeded in driving Curiosity without leaving the image of a massive penis on the surface of the red planet. I have attached the now infamous Mars penis image below, purely for scientific reasons.

mars-penis1

Once Curiosity reaches Waypoint 1 it will spend a few days sampling area with its tools. The team hopes to determine if the rocks are related to what they expect to find that Mount Sharp. Curiosity landed inside of Gale Crater in August 2012.




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

The Swiss Army Machete Zombie Defense Multi-Tool

The Swiss Army Machete Zombie Defense Multi-Tool

Blade of the Black Swordsman: Not as Dirty as It Sounds

Blade of the Black Swordsman: Not as Dirty as It Sounds

Star Trek TNG Boot Slippers: Warm Me up, Scotty!

Star Trek TNG Boot Slippers: Warm Me up, Scotty!

Legend of Zelda Villains Keyboard Decals: It\

Legend of Zelda Villains Keyboard Decals: It's Dangerous to Type Alone

Pocketbands Let You Carry a Key and Cash on Your Wrist

Pocketbands Let You Carry a Key and Cash on Your Wrist

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo
Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop
discussion by