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The U.S. Air Force's second Space-Based Infrared System destined for Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO-2) roars away from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 5:21 p.m. EST, 19 March 2013. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studios

The U.S. Air Force's second Space-Based Infrared System destined for Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO-2) roars away from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 5:21 p.m. EST, 19 March 2013. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studios

This shot of Curiosity's wheels makes us feel like we're right there  Context is everything. Hi-res images of Mars's mountains and landscapes are all very impressive, but this shot of Curiosity's wheels really drives home the fact that we've got a robot romping around on an alien planet. Mars has never seemed so close.    This image also reminds us how big Curiosity really is. Each of its six wheels measures a half-meter across, about 1.6 feet.

This shot of Curiosity's wheels makes us feel like we're right there Context is everything. Hi-res images of Mars's mountains and landscapes are all very impressive, but this shot of Curiosity's wheels really drives home the fact that we've got a robot romping around on an alien planet. Mars has never seemed so close. This image also reminds us how big Curiosity really is. Each of its six wheels measures a half-meter across, about 1.6 feet.

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NASA to Chronicle Earth Flyby of Asteroid 2012 DA14

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Photo Credit: NASA/JPL/Caltech

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL/Caltech

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