Curiosity rocks the social media world

Twitter is making this mission to mars extra fun.

First, Curiosity has been tweeting with a great blend of personality and substance. NASA’s social media team are doing a great job. Apologies if this doesn’t show up nicely in the RSS, I’m going to use the new WordPress embed tweet function for the majority of this post…

https://twitter.com/MarsCuriosity/status/236118869230620672

It has made the Curiosity mission to Mars lots of fun, and shows some of the benefits of doing social media well. And its spawned a few fun spin offs.

Like today. As Curiosity announced it was about to employ its rock zapping laser for the first time on a humble rock named N165. N165 soon had its own Twitter account.

https://twitter.com/N165Mars/status/236803252363075584

https://twitter.com/N165Mars/status/237182802414665728

Here’s the science behind the story of this poor rock on Mars.