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NASA Names Curiosity Landing Site After Ray Bradbury

NASA nerds are the best nerds.

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This is Bradbury Landing, the newly named clearing where NASA's Mars Curiosity rover landed earlier this month.

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This historic landing site was named after legendary science fiction writer Ray Bradbury. The dedication was announced Wednesday.

Wednesday would have been Bradbury's 92nd birthday. He died earlier this summer.

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The Bradbury announcement is the latest in a string of awesomely nerdy NASA stunts — from its tweeting of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy lines to its scientists' very public geek-out when Curiosity landed...

Never change, NASA. Never change.

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