Rover Madness: Curiosity-Themed Products
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It’s been almost four months since NASA’s Curiosity Rover survived its much publicized “Seven Minutes of Terror” and touched down safely on the surface of Mars. Since, the rover—which is about the size of a Buick sedan—has been busy wheeling around the planet’s Gale Crater, firing its head-mounted laser into Martian rock, collecting soil samples, and sending tweets and Instagram photos back to earth. Today, NASA announced the rover's initial findings, including results of its soil analysis. (Carbon and chlorine were detected, but scientists need to determine if they are from Mars rather than transported there with the Rover.) Meanwhile, Curiosity is leaving its mark back on earth, as well—and not just in science circles. It has inspired a host of geeky products. Bloomberg Businessweek rounded up some of the stranger ones.