Mars Curiosity rover: Best tweets so far from the Red Planet

mars-shadow.jpgThe Mars Curiosity rover has been busy since her miraculous landing on the Red Planet Aug. 5 -- roving, sightseeing, taking stunning photographs and...tweeting.

Yes, the cute car-size robot on wheels has a Twitter account, @MarsCuriosity, and she's been tweeting up a (dust) storm since her touchdown in Gale Crater.

Here are just a sampling of her cheeky messages and Twitpics:

" Me & My Shadow... & Mount Sharp. My view of the 3-mile-high mountain in the middle of Mars' Gale crater "

" Area 51? No, Quad 51 is where I landed on Mars. Here's a map of Gale crater. (PS - I come in peace) "

" Zoom. Enhance. This "CSI: Mars" video shows evidence of my landing strewn across Gale crater "



" Heads up! No, really. My head's up. Mast deploy successful. I'm looking around, taking Navcam images"

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"Good golly miss MAHLI! New color pic from Mars Hand Lens Imager shows tan sands, no @instagram req "

"'Scene of the Crime; image of my landing site + scattered #MSL hardware. Sharing science? Guilty as charged " .

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"I'm safely on the surface of Mars. GALE CRATER I AM IN YOU!!! "

"Entering Mars' atmosphere. 7. Minutes. Of. Terror. Starts. NOW "

Are you following the Mars Science Laboratory mission? What do you think of Curiosity's progress so far?
Photo/Video credit: NASA
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