Curiosity to Earth: ‘Chill’

Greg Redfern,

In what has to be a social media-scientific exploration first, Curiosity, our robotic laboratory on Mars, tweeted a message to Earthlings last Friday that contained some sage advice:

So why was the rover telling everybody to “chill” in the first place? You can read the background about how the rumors about a major discovery made by the Mars rover started to spin out of control from a single NPR story here.

When I first heard the rumblings on the

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