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Started 11/8/11 by Cstar1; 152198 views.
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7/7/12

Moonbow's are real, btw. I'm not on acid :) Here is what we saw: http://goo.gl/tsDSh

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7/7/12

X-Rated: Sun Erupts With a Powerful Solar Flare |  (thanks  for the pic!)

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From: GALAXIES

7/11/12

This is true as I have observed Moonbow's from the roof of my apartment in San Francisco looking out to the west when the moon was setting a few times at night. I am surprised that someone could get a picture of one as they are very dimly lit. However, this is what they do look like.
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From: Cstar1

7/30/12

Sister ship Voyager1 is 16 hrs 45 mins 02 secs of light-travel time from Earth (2012:212:1L)

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8/28/12

marsroverdriver Wore my original MER rover driver team T-shirt for my first MSL drive. Shirt designed by fellow driver Frank Hartman and his wife Leah.

marsroverdriver Fellow rover driver Frank Hartman is quite the character: his undergraduate degree is in sculpture, master's in aero/astro from Stanford.

marsroverdriver Frank is probably the single most respected rover driver (by his fellow drivers), on a *damn* strong team. I'm so lucky to work with him.

MDBenson @marsroverdriver How does MSL drive compared to MERs? Much difference die to size, power, weight etc?

marsroverdriver Just so you all know: moving something on the surface of another world is always magic, never routine. Not for me. Always magic.

marsroverdriver @MDBenson I've gotten so used to compensating for MER HW damage that I've almost forgotten what it's like for a rover to do what it's told!

MDBenson @marsroverdriver Haha! That's gotta be a bonus, not accounting for sticking wheels, lack of power etc.

marsroverdriver .@dens Pictures of original MER rover driver team T-shirt: http://t.co/WojHnGrT (front) and http://t.co/nJDuAF09 (back).
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From: Cstar1

8/28/12

marsroverdriver I am totally stealing this line. MT @ia42 [Driving a Mars rover is] not magic, it's facilitated telekinesis.
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8/28/12

The clearest image I have seen yet of the Morse code spelling JPL in our tracks. 

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10/3/12

@NewHorizons2015 Just over 1,000 days now to Pluto-- Not so long for a project that's been in the making for 8500 days, with 2500 days already in flight!
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From: Cstar1

10/24/12

MESSENGER flew by Venus  2006. This image from the flyby is low res, but it shows Venus' dense cloud cover:

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