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The Curiosity Rover has a hidden 'Easter Egg'

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The Curiosity Rover has a hidden 'Easter Egg'

There's a fun little "Easter Egg" secret that's literally been leaving its mark on the surface of Mars since 2012. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineers behind the Mars Curiosity rover figured out how to mark their Martian territory with the letters J-P-L, just in case little green men want to know who they're dealing with. On a recent tour of the lab in Pasadena, California, JPL spokesperson Mark Razze said that Curiosity needed to have holes in its six wheels, so that dirt could escape and not clump up inside its wheel wells — a problem that doomed a previous...

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