A Big Bang for NASA's Mars mission team

NASA has tweeted this photograph of the team behind the Curiosity Mars mission visiting the set of the hit US TV comedy show The Big Bang Theory, which is based around four post-graduate scientists.

Staff of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory on the set of The Big Bang Theory Credit: NASA

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First HD pictures from Mars

Nasa has released the first high-definition colour pictures of Mars sent back to Earth by the Curiosity rover. Curiosity beamed back a recorded voice message from the red planet.